The Tenor Guitar!

The tenor guitar is a slightly smaller, four-string version of the steel-string acoustic guitar or electric guitar. The instrument was developed so that players of the four-string tenor banjo could double on the guitar.

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OK So what exactly does a Fletcher Tenor Guitar sound like!
Well let's ask Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn!

*********************************************************************************************************** Here are three great looking Fletcher Tenortone Tenor Guitars, for you to drool over!

Just for good measure, here's my Fletcher on the left & Ged Palmer's on the right.

This is Dave Hansen's classy looking Tenortone.

To give you an idea of just how good a Tenor Guitar can sound, here are three Fletcher Tenortone Guitars Audio Files from the Fletcher Tenor Guitar Website:

1: Jody Platt ......
Listen Here!
Playing "Taylor Girls" on a Fletcher Tenortone JD1, with Matt Brown on fiddle.

2: Angelina Carberry ......
Listen Here!
Playing "The Princess Royal" on her new Fletcher Tenortone JD1-S Tenor Guitar.

3: Roger Tallroth ......
Listen Here!
Playing "Forslund" on a Fletcher Tenortone JD1.

Here's a video of Jody Platt playing her Fletcher Tenortone GuitarJD1, with friends at Clifftop, 2009.
Jeff Davis - Fletcher Tenortone Guitar
Dick Glasgow ~ Shaskeen Reel
David Hansen - Brenda Stubbert's
Éamonn Coyne playing Tenor Guitar with Kris Drever
Dillon Hodges and Tim May perform St. Anne's Reel on their Breedlove Tenor Guitars!
'Tripping Up the Stairs' on Tenor Guitar:
Sean Tyrrell: Wild Mountain Thyme!
Me playing my Fletcher Tenortone in my local Pub Session!
Jill McAuley playing Tongs by the Fire on his Fletcher Tenortone.



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6: Tenor Guitar ~ Kearney
7: Tenor Guitar ~ Harmony
8: Tenor Guitar ~ Wikipedia
9: Tenor Guitar ~ Gold Tone
10: Tenor Guitar ~ Yahoo Registry
11: Tenor Guitar ~ Fletcher Tenortone
12: Tenor Guitar ~ Vintage Instruments

Tenor Guitar Youtubes

1: Gerry Carthy ~ O'Carolan's Welcome
2: Éamonn Coyne ~ Reels
3: Tantoonie ~ Tripping up the Stairs
4: David Hansen ~ Road to Lisdoonvarna
5: David Hansen ~ Pernod Waltz
6: David Hansen ~ The Bell Table
7: David Hansen ~ Swallowtail Jig
8: David Hansen ~ Merrily Kissed the Quaker
9: David Hansen ~ Engelska från Björkekärr
10: David Hansen ~ Pennknivsmördaren
11: David Hansen ~ Michael Turner's Waltz
12: David Hansen ~ Sailor's Hornpipe
13: David Hansen ~ The Rocky Road to Dublin
14: David Hansen ~ The Cuckoo's Nest
15: David Hansen ~ The King of the Fairies
16: David Hansen ~ Cluck Old Hen
17: David Hansen ~ Trip to Durrow
18: David Hansen ~ Brenda Subbert's
19: David Hansen ~ Leaving Brittany
20: David Hansen ~ Blake's March
21: David Hansen ~ The Stack of Barley
22: Sean Tyrrell ~ Wild Mountain Thyme
23: Jeff Davis ~ Reel
24: Jeff Davis ~ Sally in the Garden

25: Jill McAuley ~ Tong by the Fire

26: Jill McAuley ~ The Clare Shout

27: Jill McAuley ~ Christy Barry's #2

Resonator Tenor Guitar YouTubes

24: Sean DanBeimborn ~ Kesh Jig & Swaggering Jig
25: Sean DanBeimborn ~ Mason's Apron / Tam Lin / The Banjo Reel

Discussion Forum

String gauge recommendation for old Regal tenor guitar

Started by John Liestman. Last reply by Michael Aiello Jan 9. 2 Replies

Soon I will be taking ownership of a 20s/30s Regal tenor guitar, 20" scale, solid spruce top with no top issues (one repaired back crack).What string gauges would you recommend as a starting point,…Continue

Played my Tenortone Tenor Guitar for BBC 2's Blas Ceoil!

Started by Dick Glasgow Nov 1, 2010. 0 Replies

I got a chance to play a set of tunes on my Tenortone Tenor Guitar last Thursday night, for a recording of BBC 2s Traditional Music show…Continue

Maple Fletcher Tenortone Tenor Guitar for sale ~ $2,000!

Started by Dick Glasgow Sep 30, 2010. 0 Replies

Just spotted this & thought some of you might be interested in checking it out.Maple Fletcher…Continue

For Sale: Tenor Guitar built by German Luthier Klaus Roeder!

Started by Dick Glasgow Sep 12, 2010. 0 Replies

Stevie Dunne has just released his debut banjo album entitled "About Time".He has also decided to sell his Tenor Guitar built by German Luthier Klaus Roeder."It is a beautiful instrument made of…Continue

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Comment by Dick Glasgow on August 16, 2012 at 10:06am

I used my Tenor Guitar in the mix, on this one.

Comment by Big Pot on November 30, 2011 at 3:20pm

Sorry...not Gibson - not re-finished.

Comment by Dan on November 29, 2011 at 6:50pm

Hmm, could it possibly be a Gibson TG-50 that has been stripped & refinished?

Comment by Dick Glasgow on November 29, 2011 at 12:30pm

Ok I'm posting this for BigPot.

What is this Tenor Guitar?
















Member BigPot, thought it might be fun to post this photo of his Tenor Guitar, to see if anyone here can put a maker's name to it.

For the record, he already knows exactly what it is.

So .... any guesses?

Comment by Farquhar MacGregor on February 1, 2011 at 3:45pm
Have just joined the tenor guitar group after getting a Christmas present of an Ozark tenor guitar from my wife. It may be at the lower end of the price scale but it appears to have a lovely tone to it. I gave it to a professional musician to play yesterday and he was impressed.
Comment by Dick Glasgow on November 21, 2010 at 10:34pm
I've just posted that video of me on Tenor Guitar in the Links section, above.
Comment by Dick Glasgow on November 19, 2010 at 1:25am
If you live in Northern Ireland, you can access this video clip from last night's BBC 2 Blas Ceoil, of me playing a set of Reels on my Fletcher Tenor Guitar along with Uilleann Pipes, Fiddle & Bodhran in The House of McDonnell, Ballycastle.
Comment by Dick Glasgow on October 24, 2010 at 7:30pm
Nice one, thanks for the link Charis. I'll add it to our introduction section.
Comment by Charis on October 23, 2010 at 10:08pm
I found this wonderful youtube video of Sean Tyrrell with a tenor guitar playing (and singing) Wild Mountain Thyme.
Comment by Charis on October 21, 2010 at 12:07am
@ Dick - I won't get it until sometime this Spring. It is due to be started with the next grouping of tenortones that Jamie will be working on.

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Discussion Forum

Ladder or X Bracing?

Started by Dick Glasgow. Last reply by OpenBackGuy Aug 8, 2010. 1 Reply

Videos of my Fletcher Tenortone.

Started by Dick Glasgow Aug 6, 2010. 0 Replies

My New Tenor Guitar - 1st Photos!

Started by Dick Glasgow. Last reply by Dick Glasgow Aug 6, 2010. 9 Replies

The case for a Small Bodied Tenor Guitar.

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