#1
I'm trying to find out which acoustic guitars handle detuning a whole step or even drop C (C G C F A D) the best. I can't seem to find any commentary or websites that discuss this.
#2
The longer the scale, the higher the tension. The higher the tension, the less floppy the strings will get in dropped tunings.
#3
Probably jumbos
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#5
I keep my Taylor 110 tuned down a whole step and it works just fine. I also detune my 12 string down by a whole step to reduce tension, and that sounds fine too, but there was a point when it used to be in Open C (C G C G C E) and it still sounded fine and never experienced buzz. The Taylor can also go as low as (B G C F A C) without buzzing as well or without losing intonation.
#6
I would imagine that the scale length would be all that matters really. If you're using a 25.5 (right?) scale length, (used on most guitars) then that plus a heavier string gauge should be all you need.
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#7
Any an all acoustic guitars will be fine for the job. You just need to make sure it's setup properly to be able to take the tunings.
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#8
my husband keeps all his guitars tuned down including his j-45, which is a short scale, and they all play great. btw, he's kept them all turned down for years with no issues.