• Tuning a mandolin like a guitar

    From willinglyoffered@gmail.com@21:1/5 to Dr. Zontar on Thu Oct 26 06:42:17 2017
    On Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 7:37:27 AM UTC-4, Dr. Zontar wrote:
    I'm a long-time guitarist who'd like to play a few songs on mandolin.
    I have an inexpensive, but playable A-style mandolin with standard
    gauge strings.

    What I'd like to do is tune it like the top 4 strings of a guitar (D,
    G, B, E - low to high). I'm sorry if this offends anyone. But I've got
    over 20 years of guitar experience and I'm set in my ways. I'm having
    a really hard time with standard tuning.

    I've tried using guitar tuning already, but the strings are either way
    too lose or too tight. What gauge strings do I need? I don't want to
    damage the neck or break strings.

    Please respond by email (drzontar@yahoo.com). Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    - Rich

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