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|GUEST,Steve Parkes||Too many strings on a guitar? (44)||RE: Too many strings on a guitar?||07 Mar 01|
Shambles, the whole point of the guitar is youu can play chords easily because the interval between the strings is so small (4ths instead of 5ths, so 4 fingers = 4 frets). 6 strings gives you a decent range (2 octaves on open string) and lets you play bass & melody at the same time. Mandlin-type instruments, on the other hand, are great for melody. I know, 'cos I play both equally badly.