They can be acoustic and/or electric and they can come in the form of , which can be used for slide playing.The normal CGDA fifths tuning is wide and therefore very 'open' and it gives the instrument wonderful voicings from both open and closed chords.
"NO RESERVE" GRETSCH 1960'S HARDSHELL CASE "NO RESERVE" THIS GRETSCH HARDSHELL CASE IS FROM THE 1960'S. BUYER PAYS SHIPPING, CHECKS MUST WAIT 10 DAYS BEFORE SHIPPING.
Plectrum guitars were not made in as large numbers as tenor guitars and are now much more rare.
All the major guitar makers, such as , have manufactured tenor (and plectrum) guitars as production instruments.
I'm a drummer and I know a minimal amount about guitars. Serial numbers are the same as Gibson serial numbers at the same time I read that Gibson started the Kalamazoo line during the depression era to keep manufacturing but sell a model at a lower price.
Well, I was at a garage sale ealier today and I seen a guitar for 6 dollars that looked quite old. Kalamazoos have been around for a longer time then the 60's. It is a depression era (30's) 4 string tenor guitar.
There were a few different models - just over 30000 instruments shippied - over half in 1966 - last ones shipped in '69 The Kalamazoo guitars and basses used a lot of standard Gibson hardware, though had bolt-on maple necks, and chipboard bodies.