octave guitar

AlfonsLievens
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octave guitar

Post by AlfonsLievens » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:38 pm

I want to buy an octave guitar. I am living in Belgium (Flanders). Any idea where I should go?

Lovemyguitar
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Re: octave guitar

Post by Lovemyguitar » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:22 pm

What is an octave guitar?

vesa
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Re: octave guitar

Post by vesa » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:04 am

Hi Alfons
Try to google german word ¨oktavgitarre¨, e.g. stollguitars had their model 1600€.
Esteve makes an octav guitar too
Lovemyguitar wrote:
What is an octave guitar?
As the name says: a guitar tuned an octav up with string length ca. 40 cm.
It has often been used in music school guitar orchestras and together with acoustic bass guitars they give more depth and top to the sound.
Guitar orchestra with octave guitar, ¨normal¨guitars and bass guitars has been called ¨the german model¨. ¨Japanese model¨is when you include all transposing guitars in the orchestra(german model + 3th up, 5th up).
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Lovemyguitar
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Re: octave guitar

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:45 pm

vesa wrote:...As the name says: a guitar tuned an octav up with string length ca. 40 cm.
It has often been used in music school guitar orchestras and together with acoustic bass guitars they give more depth and top to the sound.
Guitar orchestra with octave guitar, ¨normal¨guitars and bass guitars has been called ¨the german model¨. ¨Japanese model¨is when you include all transposing guitars in the orchestra(german model + 3th up, 5th up).
Thank you for that information -- now I know. Cheers!

AlfonsLievens
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Re: octave guitar

Post by AlfonsLievens » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:01 pm

vesa wrote:Hi Alfons
Try to google german word ¨oktavgitarre¨, e.g. stollguitars had their model 1600€.
Esteve makes an octav guitar too.
Thank you for the information Vesa!

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