#1
I just bought my first guitar since a cheap acoustic I had as a kid MANY years ago. I was looking at the Epiphone player pack online to get started but I ran across a Charvel DS-3 locally I feel in love with. I purchased an electronic tuner with the guitar. The guy at the shop said I needed tune the guitar to C 440. Everything I see says A 440. What is the difference and why would this guitar need to be tuned different?
Any help in layman terms would be appreciated.
#2
The guy in the shop had it wrong, it's A 440, the 440 refers to the actual frequency of the open A string; "C 440" doesn't exist.
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#3
^ This....A 440 is what standard tuning is in.
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#4
Thanks for the quick response.
The tuner has a C 440 setting but I haven't seen any reference to a C 440 tuning of a guitar online so I was curious.
Last edited by justajohn at Jan 4, 2014,
#5
Hey man, while calling it a C440 is EXTREMELY (read: laughably) incorrect, he probably called it that because the A above middle C (440hz) is called a "Concert A". I can see why he'd abbreviate it as C 440, if that's the case, even though it's kind of silly.