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The New Melodic Guitar Quartet Instruments at the Don Rickert Musician Shop

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The initial offerings of the new Melodic Guitar Quartet instruments by D. Rickert Musical Instruments are now available at the Don Rickert Musician Shop

What is the Melodic Guitar Quartet?

The “Melodic Guitar Quartet” is a 4-member family of instruments, graduated in sizes, as follow: Treble, Alto, Tenor and Baritone, proposed by Dr. Don Rickert. These instruments are metal strung, tuned in 5ths and are intended to be played with a plectrum (pick).

These truly exciting new instruments can be seen at the Don Rickert Musician Shop

The “Family Members”

Treble: 4-string instrument about the size of a concert ukulele, with a 14.5” scale, and tuned G3-D4-A4-E5 (like a violin)

Alto: 5-string instrument about the size of a tenor ukulele, with a 17” scale, and tuned C3-G3-D4-A4-E5 (like a 5-string violin or a conventional tenor guitar with an added E-string at the treble side

Tenor: 4-string instrument the size of a tenor guitar, with a 21”-23” scale, and tuned G2-D3-A3-E4 (like an octave mandolin)

Baritone: 5-string instrument the size of a 6-string guitar, with a 25.5” scale, and tuned C2-G2-D3-A3-E4 (like a violocello da spalla or a cello with an added E-string at the treble side

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