Originally Posted by: sue_mills03
In talking with a number of acoustic guitarists, half step up tuning has been discussed. As a new player, I'm curious what the reason is for tuning a half step up?
I don't play acoustic guitar, so someone else might be able to give you more insight. Having said that, I can't think of a good reason to do this. But I can think of a few bad reasons.
1. Too much tension on the neck, straining the guitar neck, bridge & bracing. Could lead to damaging the guitar.
2. Too difficult to play strings strung & tuned that tightly.
3. Easier to just use a capo on the first fret if you just want to play a half-step higher.
Hope that helps!
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