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I will spend my entire life attempting to master just 6 strings let alone 10
 

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And how about memorizing that fretboard?
 

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Copy sez the lower 3 strings are tuned like a bass (EAD) and the upper 7 like a 7-string (BEADGBE). Mmm, mmm, shreddy goodness.
 

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My first thought was, "pffft, why?'.
Then I thought, maybe it isn't for old guys like me,
playing crunchy Les Prs's through Marshall boogie's.
Maybe the new guys of guitar will be women playing these through computers.
 

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I just got a 10 string Ramirez 1a classical guitar and it is a challenge adjusting to the wider neck. My thumb keeps searching for the right bass string. The extra 4 strings are tuned one step lower from the adjacent one. For acoustic they make a very I interesting sound with the extra sympathetic resonance. And I don't have to retune for the lower D tuning. This makes sense to me in an acoustic guitar, I'm not too certain about a 10 string electric guitar. But then I don't know much about electric guitars to begin with.
 

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I just got a 10 string Ramirez 1a classical guitar and it is a challenge adjusting to the wider neck. My thumb keeps searching for the right bass string. The extra 4 strings are tuned one step lower from the adjacent one. For acoustic they make a very I interesting sound with the extra sympathetic resonance. And I don't have to retune for the lower D tuning. This makes sense to me in an acoustic guitar, I'm not too certain about a 10 string electric guitar. But then I don't know much about electric guitars to begin with.
As mentioned the bottom three strings are tuned EAD like a bass,
 

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Hey--if you can wrap your head & hand around it--go for it.
7 strings are too many for me.
I could play a 10 string if it was 4 double courses & 2 single courses...
 

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And how about memorizing that fretboard?
Not hard if one already knows the guitar. 4 string bass is only an octave lower and usually additional strings will be tuned in 4ths or 5ths. The real difficulty in my limited experience with such guitars is keeping track of which string is which on the fly.
 

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Here's a video...

That's Perf ! :cool:

He's an online acquaintance of mine on another forum.
Wicked good guitar player,not just 10 string acoustic.
I even did a little cyberjam with him and drummer.

Perf is touring right now with the singer from the current Foreigner line up
 
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