A much sought after instrument by tenor banjoists and guitar players wanting a different sound . This Ozark model plays well and has a sweet tone. Tenor guitars are usually tuned in fifths (usually CGDA, similar to the tenor banjo or the viola), This tuning is very "open" and it gives the instrument unusual voicing from both open and closed chords. The fifths tuning also makes for easy moveable chord shapes. The instrument is equally well suited to both rhythm and lead playing. Other tunings are possible, such as "guitar tuning" or "Chicago tuning" DGBE, "Irish" or "octave mandolin" tuning GDAE various "open" tunings, for slide playing and modal tunings.