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An Introduction To Csus2 Tuning - Go Beyond DADGAD!

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Open tunings literally open up all kinds of possibilities for acoustic guitarists. While many will start with the much-loved DADGAD tuning, there are lots more options to explore.

In this short acoustic guitar tutorial, one of the UK’s leading guitarists and Elixir® Strings artist Tristan Seume gives an introduction to his favorite tuning – CGDGCD. This tuning is sometimes referred to as Orkney tuning or Csus2 tuning and allows you to move away from DADGAD’s key center of D and create beautiful textures and melodies.

“I use Elixir Phosphor Bronze Strings with NANOWEB Coating for their long life and rich, full tone even tuned down to C.  I love them!” - Tristan Seume

Discover why Tristan’s 12-56 gauge Elixir Acoustic Strings last gig after gig. 

Elixir Strings provides three string types in its acoustic line, all with the same long-lasting tone. The Phosphor Bronze strings with NANOWEB Coating are rich and full-bodied with sparkling high-end clarity and a smooth feel. The 80/20 Bronze with NANOWEB Coating are bright and focused with the same smooth feel as the Phosphor Bronze strings. Rounding out the acoustic line, the 80/20 Bronze with POLYWEB® Coating deliver a warm tone and slick and fast feel.  Check them out.