This is an awesome idea! I'd never heard of it. I will have to try it asap. The only question...which guitar to re-string and set up? I imagine this would also work fine with an electric or semi-hollow body.
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From: Per Boysen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 4, 2008 12:57:38 AM
Subject: Re: Alternate Guitar Tunings (OT)
Once I was talking to a guy that used G-G-G-G-G-G. A bit spectacular
maybe. Another good tuning for zing-zing-a-zing backing acoustic is to
change the three lower strings to thinner strings that are tuned the
same but one octave higher. Then you simply play the chords as usual
and get kind of minimal chords, never wider than a triad, but with a
very rich and layered tone. For recording, in a pop band context, this
is an awesome trick. The problem with recording acoustic guitar is
always that it has too much bass, so why not simply take out those too
bassy strings and add three more of the strings that sound good in a
mix together with drums, bass and vocals! Lush!