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29 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: 09/10/2009 at 7:08 AM    Post subject: wow link

Original 5 string standard from the Obe collection. Dead mint, one of six made to Keith Richard's specs. I hope whoever buys this plays it.

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04 Feb 2004
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PostPosted: 09/10/2009 at 9:09 AM    Post subject: RE:wow link

Wow indeed! What a unique guitar. What is the "standard" tuning arrangement for a 5 string guitar?

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12 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: 09/10/2009 at 5:08 PM    Post subject: RE:wow link

that thing's beautiful!

regarding the tuning i just did a quick google search and found this: http://www.guitarplayer.c.....keith-richards/Mar-05/556


In addition to being the poster child for rockers with attitude, Keith Richards is one of the greatest rhythm guitarists ever to strap on a 6-string. Or more accurately, a 5-string. Richards crafts many of his most memorable riffs using a modified open-G tuning, which involves removing his sixth string and tuning strings 5-1 to G, D, G, B, D.

"The whole idea of getting rid of the sixth string in the open tuning was having the root on the bottom," he told GP's Tom Wheeler in 1983. "You can get a drone going, so you have the effect of two chords playing against each other. One hangs on because you've just got to move one finger"or two at the most"to change the chord, so you've still got the other strings ringing. It's a big sound."

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