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Thread #122481   Message #3770994
Posted By: PHJim
06-Feb-16 - 01:30 PM
Thread Name: Tuning mandolin as guitar
Subject: RE: Tuning mandolin as guitar
A guitarist friend of mine was playing in the pit band for a musical and there was a mandolin part. He asked to borrow my old Ibanez mandolin. The Ibanez was a good player, but not a valuable instrument, so I said, "Sure."
He returned it with a few sets of mandolin strings as thanks, but when I went to play it, I noticed that he had the strings replaced with the gauge that would permit DGBE tuning. He told me that he couldn't read the music in mandolin tuning and apologised for retuning my mando.