Standard and Octave Tunings     

 

Emerald Kevin Kastning Signature model 15-string Extended Classical guitar
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 18; (octave strings in lower-case)
 

15-string Extended Classical guitar:
 

String No. 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning F# B E A A D D G G B B E E A A
Gauge .070w .060w .045w .036w .036w .030w .030w .026p .026p .032p .032p  .026p .026p .018 .018
Compound N Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Silver Flurocarbon Flurocarbon Flurocarbon Flurocarbon Flurocarbon Flurocarbon
Type Lute Lute Clx. gtr. Clx. gtr. Clx. gtr. Clx. gtr. Clx. gtr. Clx. gtr. Clx. gtr. P P P P P P


 

Emerald Kevin Kastning Signature model 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:
January 2017

Left (altered tunings):

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 .130w .050w .105w .040w .085w .026w .065w .017p .050w .016p .040w .010p .026w  .017p .017p .014p .014p
Compound phosB N phosB N phosB phosB phosB phosB P phosB P phosB P phosB P P P P
Type   bass   bass   bass bass bass

Right (octave tuning):

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 .130w .050w .105w .040w .085w .026w .060w .017p .050w .016p .040w .010p .026w .017p .017p .014p .014p
Compound phosB N phosB N phosB N phosB phosB P phosB P phosB P phosB P P P P
Type   bass   bass   bass bass bass

 

Emerald Kevin Kastning Signature model 30-string Contra-Alto guitar
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 .130w .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

 

 

Emerald 12-string Soprano guitar
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 12
 

String No. 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning D D G G B B E E A A D D
Gauge .039w .039w .030w .030w .022w .022w .014p .014p .010p .010p .008p .008p
Compound phos phos phos phos phos phos 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

 

Cervantes Rodriguez Concert 6-string classical guitar
6-string Classical
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 6

String No. 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning E A D G B E
Gauge .054 .036 .030 .036 .029 .026
Compound Silver Silver Silver Flurocarbon Flurocarbon Flurocarbon

 

 


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.