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Limited Edition Warren Ellis Signature Tenor – CHERRY

Limited Edition Warren Ellis Signature Tenor – CHERRY

Eastwood has announced the availability of the CHERRY Warren Ellis Signature Tenor. It starts shipping early April. Here are a few photos of the new model:

First Look: Eastwood Warren Ellis Signature Tenor Guitar with Cherry Finish

First Look: Eastwood Warren Ellis Signature Tenor Guitar with Cherry Finish

First Look: Eastwood Warren Ellis Signature Tenor Guitar with Cherry Finish

First Look: Eastwood Warren Ellis Signature Tenor Guitar with Cherry Finish

Model Buy Now!
Warren Ellis Signature Tenor Guitar (Cherry)

It is only available in a limited run of 24 pieces this production, more coming in September. If you want one NOW order here only $499 (first come first served)

Notes:

  1. If you want a hardshell case, send us an email after you complete your order and we can bill you for the case when we are ready to ship.
  2. If you already have a Vintage Cream one on order and would like to switch to Cherry, email question@myrareguitars.com
Warren Ellis with his signature Eastwood Tenor Guitar (Cherry Finish)

Warren Ellis with his signature Eastwood Tenor Guitar (Cherry Finish)

Warren Ellis with his signature Eastwood Tenor Guitar (Cherry Finish)

Warren Ellis with his signature Eastwood Tenor Guitar (Cherry Finish)

Even Warren's Dad thinks it's cool!!!

Even Warren's Dad thinks it's cool!!!

Mike Robinson

33 thoughts on “Limited Edition Warren Ellis Signature Tenor – CHERRY

AJ MarikPosted on  12:21 pm - Mar 18, 2011

These are great GREAT pics of Warren…and his Dad! The tenor geetar is so unique w/ it’s Mustang body. I need to find the history on it, but if I learn too much, I’ll convince myself that I NEED one. I must be careful…

AdrianPosted on  2:30 pm - Mar 18, 2011

what is the tuning [ DGBE?] scale and width at nut? at the 12th fret?

Walter KusminPosted on  5:29 pm - Mar 18, 2011

Hi, looks great, what would be the ideal stringing for a Warren Ellis tenor guitar, thanks for your great web site, updates are great, let me know if there is any other color for the Airline Mandola.

Thanks again, Walt

Sebastian HydePosted on  6:58 pm - Mar 18, 2011

I want one of these guitars like you cannot believe! But, I am left handed. Any chance of a small run of lefties? Cherry lefties would be grand.
Sebastian

Frederick GOBEAUXPosted on  4:16 am - Mar 19, 2011

Hi, the guitar looks nice, but I’d like to know:
– what are the technical specs
– is there a youtube vid showing the sounds on the guitar
– what is the hardshell looking like ? and is it molded for that specific guitar, or is it it a standard one ? Whats’s its price ?

Thanks, Fred

Stef BrxPosted on  6:39 am - Mar 21, 2011

Hi,
I can answer a few of the questions posted here, having got one of the first Vintage Cream guitars in the UK, but also have one concerning the string gauges.
The guitar has a 23″ scale. Nut 1 5/16″. 12th fret 1 13/16″.
Traditionally tuned CGDA with gauges 42,30,17,13.

The guitar is tuned in 5ths rather than 4ths, which means the difference between the C and A strings is just short of 2 octaves. Whereas on a standard guitar the difference between the A and B strings is just over 1 octave.

I had a set of D’Addario EXL 140 in the draw and used the middle 4 gauges which fit the bill. I found it very easy to tune the bottom C an octave high without the tension feeling over high. However, by the time you get to the D string tensions are really getting over the top.

I would recommend tuning from the Top A and working down. I don’t know if I’ve over stretched the strings, because dropping down an octave from where I started everything feels a bit slack. I think I need to nip into town and buy a fresh set.

If any one else has experimented with different guages I’d be greatful of some feedback.

Love the guitar by the way!

Oh and there is a youtube vid of Warren introducing the guitar.

All the best,
Stef

Stef BrxPosted on  7:59 am - Mar 21, 2011

STRING GAUGES.

After doing some calculations on string gauges and tensions, I think there is a problem with the 42,30,17,13 gauges quoted on the web-site.

If starting by tuning the C string above a standard A string then the following string tensions are given;

C (130.8 Hz) = 30.2 lbs
G (196 Hz) = 36.3 lbs
D (293.7 Hz) = 30.2 lbs
A (440 Hz) = 36.7 lbs

When compared to the middle 4 strings of a telecaster (using the same gauges);

A (110 Hz) = 26.3 lbs
D (146.8 Hz) = 25 lbs
G (196 Hz) = 16.6 lbs
B (246.9 Hz) = 15.4 lbs

If using a set of EXL 110s on a Telecaster you would have tensions of;

A (110 Hz) = 19.5 lbs
D (146.8 Hz) = 18.4 lbs
G (196 Hz) = 16.6 lbs
B (246.9 Hz) = 15.4 lbs

The tensions for the plain D and A strings are obviously way too high and although the tension in the C string is still high it doesn’t feel too bad.
The problem is tuning an octave lower will 1/4 the string tension.

I’d really appreciate it if some-one was to check my calcs incase I’ve made some basic error, but they seem to correspond with the tensions for a 25 1/2″ scale guitar quoted on the back of the string packet.

Stef

Stef BrxPosted on  10:11 am - Mar 21, 2011

STRING GAUGE UPDATE.

D’Addario produce a set of Acoustic Tenor Strings which go 32,22,14,10 with the following tensions;

C (0.032) = 23.5 lbs
G (0.022) = 20.5 lbs
D (0.014) = 20.2 lbs
A (0.010) = 19.1 lbs

I don’t know the scale length that the above are calculated for, so I’ve done some calcs and think the following gauges seem ok;

C (0.038) = 24.8 lbs
G (0.024) = 22.8 lbs
D (0.014) = 20.5 lbs
A (0.009) = 19.0 lbs

Hope this helps. I should have bought a micrometer and measured the strings that were supplied! I think it would have been much easier!

The Cherry Red Tenor looks the business and colour coding for different tunings would be pretty cool! But with a new baby on the way I don’t think that’s going to get past the accounts dept!!

Stef

Warren EllisPosted on  5:37 pm - Mar 29, 2011

Hey there I put 38. 26. 17. 13 on the tenor
tuned G.D.A.E like a violin,but you can out whatever suits you on it
I think that’s where the real potential of the guitar lies,
you can cater it to your needs
hope that helps
Warren Ellis

Warren EllisPosted on  5:43 pm - Mar 29, 2011

Yeah my Dad looks great
Greatest guitar on the market,
forget being careful man,

LKPosted on  6:24 pm - Apr 4, 2011

What about a ukulele tuning? GCEA?

KatePosted on  9:37 pm - Apr 4, 2011

I have never played a guitar before but for some reason I have this urge to own this. Great looking guitar! Perhaps because I have a violin background, that’s why I’m interested. Do you think someone who has never played guitar would be able to learn on this?

LauraPosted on  12:04 am - Apr 6, 2011

Kate, I’m a violinist (and violist), and I picked up the tenor guitar without ever having played any guitar before. The tenor was actually surprisingly easy to learn — it’s tuned just like my viola, so it made sense to me. I found a good chord book and just worked at it, along with translating some of my viola etudes into guitar fingering exercises. Personally, I find the right hand (strum/pick) business a lot harder than the left hand stuff.

You should try it! I’ve been playing an acoustic tenor (occasionally amplified with a sound hole pickup) and a longer-scale metal tenor resonator, but I’ve ordered the Eastwood electric, and I’m really looking forward to getting to play it. Whee! More interesting sounds to make!

FrankPosted on  11:08 am - Apr 14, 2011

Got mine yesterday. A solid little machine, seems very well built. I switched the strings out to meet Warren’s recommendations above, raised the action a hair, and it was good to go in GDAE. Easy to play, the wider fretboard keeps me from damping strings accidentally. Frets are well finished, pickup seems pretty hot so far. Looking forward to getting familiar with it. Didn’t put it down for hours. Great stuff.

ElliePosted on  12:36 pm - Apr 18, 2011

I too am a violinist and it really is quite simple to learn. I switched my strings to GDAE tuning as soon as I got it out the box! The original 42 gauge a bit too heavy on the G string so will follow Warren’s advice and change to 38.

Lovely instrument with great tone and sounds great through my FX!

PeterPosted on  7:36 pm - Apr 18, 2011

I got mine today. It’s a beauty, that is for sure. The hard case is also beautiful and plush. I tuned mine to DGBE. I had to adjust the action significantly for there was buzzing on the 1st and 4th strings. Seems to be playing very well now.

Would it be best to change the strings that came with it for the tuning I use?

Sean YoungPosted on  10:53 pm - Apr 22, 2011

Have had my Warren Ellis signature for about 2 weeks. I’ve got it tuned up like Warrens sounds great love the tone, the feel,inspiring straight out of the box. Going to try to get the cherry soon. Thank you Warren and Eastwood.

BrePosted on  8:45 am - May 14, 2011

I’m also curious about this!

PaulPosted on  6:32 pm - May 31, 2011

Beautiful guitar!

Has anyone tried to duplicate the sound Warren is getting with his tenor guitar, in the two Jools Holland clips for “Worm Tamer” and “Heathen Child?” Was just curious on what type of pedal/s people have tried. From the videos, I can only make out the DOD EQ and Blue Box.

Fantastic sounds!

Sean YoungPosted on  10:26 am - Jul 22, 2011

I have a simple digitech fuzz box and heavy compressor sounds close

Alabaster SeaworthyPosted on  6:15 pm - Aug 23, 2011

Ooof- I think my Mandobird may have to collect a little dust for awhile.

BrePosted on  8:26 am - Oct 26, 2011

Mine arrived yesterday. I’ve got it tuned like a baritone ukulele – DGBE – and with the baritone tuning you just use the exact same shapes as a soprano. If you want to play the exact same chords as a soprano put a capo on the 5th fret. It works, no problem with the string tension at all (It comes tuned CGDA – I tuned the C up to a D and the D and A down to a B and E), and it sounds AMAZING.

Gabby HayesPosted on  5:06 pm - Nov 29, 2011

When I played a tenor acoustic, the neck was about 2/3 as wide as a normal neck. It was a kick and let me use by big, fat sausage fingers to cover more than one string at a time. Just a suggestion, if you ever do a revision.

PeterPosted on  3:26 pm - Jan 1, 2013

Hi!
What string gauges would be recomended for DGBE tuning?

DavidPosted on  10:47 am - Apr 23, 2013

I would also like to know recommended string gauges for DGBE tuning.

DavePosted on  9:56 pm - Apr 25, 2013

I would also like to know what string gauges are suggested for DGBE tuning?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1rJwbyAW3UPosted on  6:27 am - Aug 31, 2014

What’s up mates, good article and good arguments commented at this place, I amm genuinely enjoying byy these.

Larry MaxiePosted on  3:20 am - Dec 29, 2014

I very much like your style of the warren Ellis Signature 4 string. I have constructed a 4 string Maxie Custom guitar walking cane . my web site is maxiewoodcrafts.com . It’s playable . It looks like a electric guitar with one pick up / volume/tone controls . I need the correct string type and gauge for my guitar walking cane . The same that you use on your warren ellis signature 4 string guitar. Would also like to know what string type and gauges are suggested for DGBE tuning?PLEASE Larry E Maxie

Larry MaxiePosted on  3:21 am - Dec 29, 2014

I very much like your style of the warren Ellis Signature 4 string. I have constructed a 4 string Maxie Custom guitar walking cane . my web site is maxiewoodcrafts.com . It’s playable . It looks like a electric guitar with one pick up / volume/tone controls . I need the correct string type and gauge for my guitar walking cane . The same that you use on your warren ellis signature 4 string guitar. Would also like to know what string type and gauges are suggested for DGBE tuning?PLEASE Larry E Maxie My e mail address is maxzsnfl@yahoo.com

Kristian GonzalesPosted on  6:00 pm - Feb 28, 2015

2 questions:
Anyone having issues with string buzz? I am using D’addario Med. Jazz strings (.36-.26.-17.-13) tuned G-D-A-E. Initially, I got a lot of buzz on my 2nd (A) string; and a little on 1st (E) string. I have raised the saddles quite a bit, but still get some buzz on open A. Any suggestions? I will likely take by my local guitar shop when I get a chance.

Also, does anyone know Warren’s current Amp(s) and effects chain?

Thanks,
Kristian

nick handaryPosted on  12:56 pm - Jun 21, 2015

Can you use normal electric guitar strings on this?

Mike RobinsonPosted on  7:31 am - Jun 22, 2015

yes, these use standard electric guitar strings.

Petre SandulescuPosted on  10:17 am - Mar 19, 2017

I’ve found a very balanced tension in tuning it DADF# (open D) while using the first four strings from a “9” set.

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