Standard and Octave Tunings     

 

17

Emerald Kevin Kastning Signature model 17-string Hybrid Extended Classical guitar
String Nos: treble = 1; bass = 17; (octave strings in lower-case)

January 2020

String No. 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning E a A e E a A d D g G B B E E A A
Gauge .080w .036 .060w .026 .045w .018p .036w .012 .030w 0.009 .034p 0.017 .030p 0.010 .026p 0.008 .018p
Compound Silver Phos bronze Silver Phos bronze Silver P Silver P Silver P Fluro P Fluro P Fluro P Fluro
Type Lute Steel-str Lute Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr.

 

January 2018

String No. 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning F# b B e E a A d D g G B B E E A A
Gauge .075w .036 .060w .024 .045w .018p .036w .012 .030w 0.009 .034p 0.017 .030p 0.010 .026p 0.008 .018p
Compound Silver Nickel Silver Nickel Silver P Silver P Silver P Fluro P Fluro P Fluro P Fluro
Type Lute Steel-str Lute Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr.

 

July 2018

String No. 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning D g G e E a A d D g G B B E E A A
Gauge .080w .036 .070w .024 .045w .018p .036w .012 .041 0.009 .036p 0.017 .029p 0.010 .026p 0.008 .018p
Compound Silver Nickel Silver Nickel Silver P Silver P Fluro P Fluro P Fluro P Fluro P Fluro
Type Lute Steel-str Lute Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr. Steel-str Clx. gtr.


 

 

15

 

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

15-string Extended Classical guitar:

January 2020

String No. 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning E A E A A D D G G B B E E A A
Gauge .080w .060w .045w .036w .036w .030w .030w .026p .026p .032p .032p  .026p .026p .018 .018
Compound Silver 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

February 2018

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 Silver 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


 

36

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:

July 2018

Left (altered tunings):

String No. 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning a A e E a A d D g G b B e E a a d d
Gauge .064w .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 a A e E a A d D g G b B e E a a d d
Gauge .064w .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

 


January 2018

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

 

30

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


 

C1


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

 

 

C1  17-string Contraguitar D fifths tuning

January 2021

  D - Fifths Jan.2021                              
String No. 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning A a D d G g C c F e A a D c g f c
5ths Gauge .100w .046w .080w .036w .060w .026w .046w .022w .040w .016p .030w .012p .020w .020p .016p .016 .010p
Compound N N N phosB N phosB phosB P 80/20 P 80/20 P 80/20 P P P P
Octave Gauge .100w .046w .080w .036w .060w .026w .046w .017p .040w .016p .030w .012p .020w .016p .016p .010p .010p

 

 


 

C2

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

 

 

February 2021 D tuning

String No. 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning d D g G c C f F a A d D g g c c
Gauge 0.050w 0.080w 0.036w 0.060w 0.026w 0.050w 0.017p 0.040 0.016p 0.030w 0.010p 0.020w 0.016p 0.016p .010p .010p
Compound phosB N phosB N phosB phosB P 80/20 P 80/20 P 80/20 P P P P

 

 

 

C3

Santa Cruz Kevin Kastning DKK-12 model

C3 12-string Contraguitar
June 2021

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 0.035w 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-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

 

DKK F# tuning


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

 

DKK G tuning

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

String No. 6 5 4 3 2 1
Tuning G C F A# D G
Gauge .060w ..050w .040w 0.030w 0.018p 0.014p
Compound Nickel Nickel Nickel Phos Bronze    

 

 

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 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.