Blueridge has re-introduced the classic O-sized tenor guitar and has perfectly reproduced this popular model down to the last detail. Originally coming to prominence in the late 1920’s, the tenor guitar was designed as an instrument that would allow the tenor banjoist to double on guitar. As the six-string guitar gradually replaced the banjo in the Big Bands, the four-string tenor guitar found its way into Dixieland, Western Swing and country fiddle bands. Just like the classic original, our tenor features a solid spruce top, mahogany back and sides and a mahogany neck that joins the body at the 14th fret. An entire new generation of musicians will thrill to the bright, ringing sound of the tenor guitar and it will surely be in the forefront of new styles of folk music yet to be invented! The tenor guitar is easy to carry around and easy to learn, and the Blueridge name guarantees the highest quality at the most affordable price. D'Addario Strings, .010, .014, .022, .032 Blueridge BR-40T Acoustic Tenor Guitar: Select, solid Sitka spruce top with hand-carved parabolic braces in the authentic X-pattern Mahogany back and sides Natural high-gloss finish Multi-ply tortoise body binding (T/W/T/W/T/W) Carved mahogany, low profile neck with dot position markers Premium Tonewood fingerboard and bridge Dovetail neck/body joint Blueridge logo in m-o-p with ornate m-o-p and abalone peghead inlay Bone nut and saddle Black pickguard Vintage-style, 14:1 ratio, nickel-plated open-back tuners with butterbean-style buttons Nut width: 1 9/32" Scale length: 22 7/8"