How low can a normal 6 string guitar be tuned?



Asked by: Rick Sahputra

Anything is possible with some mild modifications (like very large lower strings to get way low) but depending on the style you’re going for and how you play, you can get some pretty good results with the standard 24-25″ scale length guitar to about drop C (CGCFAD) without needing to change all that much.

What note is lowest on a standard 6 string guitar?





low E string

The thickest string is called the 6th string. In standard guitar tuning, this is tuned to E and is often referred to as the “low E string,” meaning the lowest note you can play.

What should a 6 string guitar be tuned to?

Standard guitar tuning, starting from the thickest, lowest-pitched string (the 6th string) at the top of neck is: E – A – D – G – B – E – The high E string—the thinnest, highest-pitched string at the bottom of the neck—is known as the 1st string and all others follow suit.

What is the lowest note on a standard tuning guitar?

low E2





Standard tuning defines the string pitches as E, A, D, G, B, and E, from the lowest pitch (low E2) to the highest pitch (high E4). Standard tuning is used by most guitarists, and frequently used tunings can be understood as variations on standard tuning.

What is the range of a 6 string guitar?

There are a total of 20 frets for 20 semitones. This means that, for instance, string 6 can play from low E to C on the second octave (weak). However, the strings can be difficult to press nearer the sound hole, so this area is not often used.

How low can you detune a guitar?

Theoretically you can down tune a guitar as low as or in fact lower than a bass, but you’d need very thick strings and extra long scale length to do it and it wouldn’t sound very good. Generally my rule is use a 7-string or baritone guitar,[…]

Can you tune a 6-string to drop F?

Drop F Tuning on a 6-String Guitar
However, you can achieve the drop F tuning on a 6-string as well. It’s not as common as with 7-strings, but it’s very doable. You’ll just need thicker strings and a long-scale guitar. And, for a tuning that’s as low as this one, the longer the better.

How many steps down is drop G?

As I understand it, drop G tuning on a 6-string is G-D-G-C-E-A. That’s essentially baritone register, with everything down 7 half-steps (and the 6th string down 9).



How many octaves down is drop C?

one octave

Six full steps (one octave) down from Drop C. Standard tuning but with the 6th string lowered one and a half steps. Used by Sevendust tuned one and a half-step down (which goes as: A#-F#-B-E-G#-C#) on some songs from Home through Alpha. Standard tuning but with the 6th string lowered two whole steps.

What is standard guitar tuning frequency?

A – 440 Hz



Only people with a discerning ear or perfect pitch will notice if the entire instrument is out of tune with standard tuning. Standard tuning is A – 440 Hz, which means that the A above middle C on a keyboard will vibrate 440 times per second.

Can you play 7 string songs on a 6 string guitar?

You can play 7 string guitar songs on a 6 string, however, you will have to make some adjustments such as changing your tuning and strings to match the lower ones of a 7 string or transposing the tune up so the lower pitches can be played on a 6 string with standard tuning.

Which guitar string has the lowest pitch?

low E string

The lowest note you can play on the guitar is the low E string (the thickest string). This is why it’s called the ‘bottom’ string. It has the lowest pitch.



What is a 6 string guitar called?

Some of the most iconic are: the Gibson Les Paul, the Fender Stratocaster and the Fender Telecaster. Like the acoustic guitar, electric guitars are usually made of wood and usually have six strings, though there are twelve string versions available.

What type of guitar does Taylor Swift play?

Taylor Swift is known for her broad catalog of Taylor acoustic and acoustic-electric guitars. As for electric guitars, she’s known for her Red Sparkle Gibson Les Paul and, in more recent years, she has also adopted the Johnny Marr Fender Signature Jaguar model as one of her primary guitars.

What type of Les Paul does slash play?

Gibson ES-335
Gibson released quite a few models for Slash, and he plays most of them, but prefers the AFD Les Paul, which is the replica of the replica used on the recording of Guns N’ Roses’ first album. Nearly all of the Les Pauls he currently plays feature Alnico Pro II pickups.

Who invented the 6 string guitar?

The earliest six-string guitar is dated 1779, and is commonly believed to have been made by Gaetano Vinaccia, a member of the family of Italian luthiers, or stringed instrument builders, who developed the mandolin.



Did a black man invent the guitar?

1 – No, he did not invent the guitar, and that’s all that matters. It was an ancient instrument and this does not count as a contribution to anything. 2 – No, he did not invent the guitar, this is crazy. 3 – Of course he invented the modern guitar, but because he is black, nobody wants to give him credit for it.

Which came first piano or guitar?

Interesting fact: the guitar is actually much older than the piano. In the evolution of musical instruments, ancestors of the modern guitar can be found back thousands of years.