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Just what I need, a new instrument with a whole different tuning!
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Yeah, the last thing I wanted to do was try to learn another tuning, but I found that it really wasn't all that difficult. And once you learn it (open-G, that is), you can tune one of your guitars that way and play all those old rock/folk songs that use open tuning! I find it really contributes to my understanding of folk music. In a month, you'll be playing open chords without even thinking about it!