Kala Introduces the Tenor Guitar

Design features include a select solid sitka spruce top, rosewood back and sides, slotted headstock, and Grover tuners.

Petaluma, CA (May 30, 2014) -- Kala Brand Music Co enters a new market segment with the addition of a tenor guitar to the company’s broadening range of stringed instruments. Kala’s tenor guitar is a 21 3/8ths” scale 4 string guitar that is tuned in fifths. Design features include a select solid sitka spruce top, rosewood back and sides, slotted headstock, and Grover tuners. The guitars come strung with with D’Addario Phosphor Bronze strings which are tuned to CGDA.

Originally made popular by folk artists such as the Kingston Trio, the tenor guitar is experiencing a resurgence in popularity among musicians that are seeking a fresh timbre to add to their performances and arrangements. As a result there has been the emergence of a grassroots movement where tenor guitar enthusiasts have created groups and gatherings across the country. With its upscale appointments and list price of $469.99 the Kala Tenor will appeal to musicians seeking to add a new sound to their repertoire and dealers looking for a high quality affordable instrument to address this growing customer base.

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We’re almost finished with the aging process on our project guitar. Let’s work on the fretboard, nut, and truss rod cover, and prepare the headstock for the last hurrah.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. This month we’ll continue with our relic’ing project, taking a closer look at the front side of the neck and treating the fretboard and the headstock. We’ll work on the front side of the headstock in the next part, but first we must prepare it.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

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Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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