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Dec 4, 2022 - 8:57:56 AM
556 posts since 8/14/2015

Can one change the tuning on a Classical Guitar? I wanna go from normal to Drop D or Open G.

Edited by - Bill Rogers on 12/04/2022 11:12:45

Dec 4, 2022 - 10:01:13 AM

3550 posts since 10/17/2009

Yes... generally not a problem with those tunings with typical classical strings, lot's of folks do that.

The only issues might have with alternative tunings might come with range bounds of string tension; that is lowering a pitch too much makes too floppy; raising makes too tight (maybe break)... dependent on what gauge start with; so might have to find another gauge string (heavier or lighter). The other factor is overall tension will affect the neck relief and action... so might have to adjust for that. Again, generally not issues with open G or D tuning.

Dec 4, 2022 - 2:38:30 PM

556 posts since 8/14/2015

Thanks for the info, banjoak.

Dec 5, 2022 - 7:42:37 AM

556 posts since 8/14/2015

I’m afraid that my mind was elsewhere when I posted this thread. Sorry ‘bout that.

Dec 5, 2022 - 9:56:58 AM

3153 posts since 4/19/2008

"If you're a mind to" drop the 5th and 1st string a whole step and "You'll be in a place you wanna be"wink

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