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Old 08-01-2020, 02:43 PM
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Default Tuning to E flat from standard

So three years ago I bought my first guitar ,I researched all the models spec etc,and dicided on a Furch Ga 23 crc cedar top rosewood noW it came with Elixer strings I changed that ,they felt horrible , I liked the sound of the Furch with new strings on it but felt it a tad bright not as bright as a Taylor and not as low as a Martin, but still not satisfied as I want to be . Well last week I learned about de tuning your guitar down to E flat , whAt a huge difference it makes quite remarkable tone . So what do you guys think about E flat tuning does it work for you as it has for me ...thanks...... sorry edit ....I mean tuning down half a step sorry again cheers
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:33 PM
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I do it on my older guitars, then capo if need be. Its not uncommon.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:43 PM
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I do the same, for the same reason - my guitar sounds better.
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Old 08-01-2020, 07:57 PM
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Extensive discussion here:

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...down+half+step
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Frankmrc thanks for the info just had a read thanks again🎶
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So three years ago I bought my first guitar ,I researched all the models spec etc,and dicided on a Furch Ga 23 crc cedar top rosewood noW it came with Elixer strings I changed that ,they felt horrible , I liked the sound of the Furch with new strings on it but felt it a tad bright not as bright as a Taylor and not as low as a Martin, but still not satisfied as I want to be . Well last week I learned about de tuning your guitar down to E flat , whAt a huge difference it makes quite remarkable tone . So what do you guys think about E flat tuning does it work for you as it has for me ...thanks...... sorry edit ....I mean tuning down half a step sorry again cheers

Been doing that for decades - as it helps my crappy singing..

my strat, tele and acoustic all tuned to e flat -

only time I tune to regular is when the wife wants to play my acoustic to learn/sing a song she is in love with -

so i tune it to reg E for her.
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I've read, Zach Brown's whole band is tuned to Eb Dont know if it's true or not. But there are advantages.
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