Standard and Octave Tunings     

 

Emerald KK36 36-string Double Contraguitar
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 18; (octave strings in lower-case)
Compound: phosB = phosphor bronze; N = nickel; 80/20 = 80/20 bronze; P = plain

36-string Double Contraguitar:

Left:

String No. 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning b B e E a A d D g G b B e E a a d d
Gauge .060w .125w .050w .105w .040w .080w .026w .060w .017p .050w .016p .040w .010p .026w .016p .016p .014p .014p
Compound phosB N phosB N phosB phosB phosB phosB P phosB P phosB P phosB P P P P

Right:

String No. 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning b B e E a A d D g G b B e E a a d d
Gauge .060w .125w .050w .105w .040w .080w .026w .060w .017p .050w .016p .040w .010p .026w .014p .014p .011p .011p
Compound phosB N phosB N phosB N phosB phosB P phosB P 80/20 P phosB P P P P

 

Emerald Triocha 30-string Doubleneck
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 18; (octave strings in lower-case)
Compound: phosB = phosphor bronze; N = nickel; 80/20 = 80/20 bronze; P = plain

18-string Contraguitar:

String No. 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning b B e E a A d D g G b B e E a a d d
Gauge .056w .125w .046w .105w .036w .080w .026w .060w .017p .050w .016p .040w .010p .026w .016p .016p .012p .012p
Compound phosB N phosB N phosB N phosB phosB P 80/20 P 80/20 P 80/20 P P P P

 

Alto 12-string gauges for courses in unison tuning
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 12; phosphor bronze

12-string Alto/Soprano:

String No. 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning A A D D G G C C E E A A
Gauge 0.036w 0.036w 0.026w 0.026w 0.020w 0.020w 0.014p 0.014p 0.010p 0.010p 0.009p 0.009p
Compound phosB phosB phosB phosB phosB phosB P P P P P P

 

Alto 12-string gauges for courses in octave tuning
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 12; phosphor bronze

12-string Alto/Soprano:

String No. 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning a A d D g G C C E E A A
Gauge 0.015p 0.036w 0.013p 0.026w 0.010p 0.020w 0.014p 0.014p 0.010p 0.010p 0.009p 0.009p
Compound P phosB P phosB P phosB P P P P P P

 

 

 


Roberts Kevin Kastning 17-string Contraguitar C1

String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 17; (octave strings in lower-case)
Compound: phosB = phosphor bronze; N = nickel; 80/20 = 80/20 bronze; P = plain

String No. 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning B e E a A d D g G b B e E a a d d
Gauge .100w .046w .080w .036w .060w .026w .046w .017p .040w .016p .030w .012p .020w .016p .016p .010p .010p
Compound N phosB N phosB N phosB phosB P 80/20 P 80/20 P 80/20 P P P P

 


 

Roberts Kevin Kastning 16-string Contraguitar C2
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 16; (octave strings in lower-case)
Compound: phosB = phosphor bronze; N = nickel; 80/20 = 80/20 bronze; P = plain

String No. 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning e E a A d D g G b B e E a a d d
Gauge .046w .080w .036w .060w .026w .050w .017p .040w .016p .030w .010p .020w .016p .016p .011p .011p
Compound N N N N 80/20 N P phosB P phosB P phosB P P P P

 

 


Santa Cruz DKK-12
12-string Extended Baritone gauges
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 12; phosphor bronze (octave strings in lower-case)

String No. 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning f# F# b B e E a A c# C# f# F#
Gauge 0.035w 0.076w 0.026w 0.050w 0.020w 0.040w 0.017p 0.030w 0.013p 0.026w 0.010p 0.020w

 

 

Santa Cruz DKK
6-string Extended Baritone gauges
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 6

String No. 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning E A D G B E
Gauge 0.085w 0.064w 0.050w 0.040w 0.030w 0.022w
Compound Nickel Nickel Nickel Phos Bronze Phos Bronze Phos Bronze

 

 


Santa Cruz DKK
6-string Extended Baritone gauges
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 6

String No. 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning F# B E A C# F#
Gauge 0.085w 0.064w 0.050w 0.040w 0.030w 0.022w
Compound Nickel Nickel Nickel Phos Bronze Phos Bronze Phos Bronze

 

 


Santa Cruz D
Concert 6-string gauges
STRING Nos: treble = 1; bass = 6; phosphor bronze
(JP set 790SR)

String No. 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning E A D G B E
Gauge 0.056w 0.046w 0.036w 0.026w 0.017p 0.013p

 

 


Martin D-12-28
Concert 12-string gauges
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 12; phosphor bronze (octave strings in lower-case)
(JP 1400 L set)

String No. 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning e E a A d D g G B B E E
Gauge 0.027w 0.047w 0.018p 0.039w 0.012p 0.030w 0.010p 0.023w 0.014p 0.014p 0.010p 0.010p

 

 

 

    Santa Cruz KK-Alto tuning "A" tuning

Alto 12-string gauges
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 12; phosphor bronze (all strings unison)

String No. 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning A A D D G G C C E E A A
Gauge 0.035w 0.035w 0.026w 0.026w 0.020w 0.020w 0.014p 0.014p 0.010p 0.010p 0.010p 0.010p

 

 

All strings are by John Pearse.