H950T - Monterey Tenor|
Acoustic archtop - Redburst, faux flame
Tenor version of the "Monterey Leader" H950 - 4 strings tuned CGDA
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- Brokenfinger - 2009-05-20
I was given my H950T in 1966 just before I went to 'Nam the first time. Now, 43 years later, I think I'll learn how to play it.
- Dan - 2009-11-21
Mine has a DeArmond pickup with a volume and tone control.Was given to me about 25 years ago.
- Barry - 2010-10-23
Just bought one of these at an estate auction for $20...fairly beaten up, but in good enough shape to restore. I think.
- J.Moffitt - 2010-11-30
bought one on ebay recently in fairly good shape. It sounds FANTASTIC ! I have had a few archtop tenors but this one really blew me away.
BTW I string all my tenors to GDAE, cause tuning to CGDA is a suicide, it will bow your neck (especially vintage guitars) in months.....
- - 2010-12-01
J.Moffitt, for string tension, you can't talk about tuning without talking about string diameters. You can have the exact same tension in CGDA or GDAE, just use the right strings.
- Randy Wood - 2011-01-17
I tune my 1953 monterey DGBD (Banjo tuning). People who don't play guitar are elated because they can strum along and make all major chords with one finger. Later I teach them other chord shapes. This tuning also enhances the tone of the vintage wood.
- Joel D Canfield - 2014-06-13
I inherited my grandfather's 1959 Monterey. It's a few months older than I am and probably in better shape.
I've kept mine tuned GDAE because I'm afraid of hurting this old thing. Time to do some research and see how I can get a CGDA tuning which would probably brighten the sound considerably. The low G just has a sort of rattly feel to it.
- Michael MJL - 2015-12-06
Just scooped a '63 that needs a bit of love. Some banana heads wrote in sharpie all over it - removed it with elbow grease, naptha and dry eraser. Going to modify it with a duncan P90 antiquity.
- Joel D Canfield - 2019-03-16
After 5 years tuned CGDA my 59 Monterey is still in great shape. As my downstairs guitar it gets played every single day.