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Thread #43260   Message #3785754
Posted By: PHJim
17-Apr-16 - 01:10 PM
Thread Name: Guitar tuning DAGDAD
Subject: RE: Guitar tuning DAGDAD
I like the GDAD tuning for a long neck mandolin. I find it works well with a guitar tuned in DADGAD. Many of the chord shapes used on a GDAE tuned mandolin are not possible to play on a long necked mandolin tuned as an octave mandolin, but dropping that first string a whole tone just seems to make everything easier.
I'd think using octave mandolin strings for the first four strings and guitar strings for the 5th and 6th strings would be a good solution to arriving at DAGDAD.