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Can I make my tenor a 6-string?
Jul 22nd, 2007 at 7:28pm
 
Can the tenor as constructed according to your manual be strung as a 6-string? Any mods required to handle the string load?  What would the string spacing at the nut and saddle be?
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Re: Can I make my tenor a 6-string?
Reply #1 - Aug 14th, 2007 at 4:24pm
 
I was also wondering if I was to make a 6 or 8 string tenor, what kind of extra support would be needed?  Unfortunatly I'm living in Oregon so I can't attend the classes there, but I would like to build an 8 string tenor one day.  Does anyone know of some plans available to purchase?  Thank you!
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Re: Can I make my tenor a 6-string?
Reply #2 - Aug 19th, 2007 at 11:12am
 
hey guy:

The plans for making a tenor ukulele will be ok fot you to make a six or eight string with out too many hiccups.
I would add a non adjustable truss rod into the neck for extra stiffness..you can buy 1/4 by 1/4 " carbon fiber rods from Stu-Mac or Luthiers Mercantile.

As for whether 6 or 8...I first suggest you purchase a 6 or 8 string set package then all the diameters of the strings is now in front of you and for the 6 stringers, the set will indicate what strings you wiull doubling up!

The neck width at the nut nor the fingerboard widths will change whether it be a 4, 6 or 8 string traditionally so the plans should be a-ok...as for string spacing you need to work that out on paper for yourself once you decide on what courses you will be doubling! For an 8 string...ah    no problem eh!


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