This page is dedicated to collecting Asian and Polynesian guitar tunings as the instrument's usage evolves in different areas.


Sources:
Discography; Music of Indonesia Series, Smithsonian Folkways CD Vol. 20 Indonesian Guitars (Liner notes) >

Indonesian Guitar Tunings
Name Region Tunings
Kemayoran
F C D G C E
Stem Las Bas
F C D G B E
Stem Pal
F Bb D G C E
Stem Kembang Kacang

F# A C# F# B E
Karambagan
G A D G B E
Los Quin Tallu Tallu

G C D G B D
Andu' Andu' radang

E A D G A E
Rabana
E A E G A E
Stem Nasib

E A D G B E

In Myanmar (Burma): The slide guitar is tuned in a cross note tuning F C G F C G. This tuning maybe tuned 1/4th above or below actual pitch. It is a recent introduction into Burmese classical music along with other western instruments such as the violin, a six single-stringed mandolin, banjo etc. This style of guitar is usually played with a slide as it was introduced post colonial era. Second to the piano (in altered tuning) Guitar, Mandolin and Violin appear 

Sources:
Bibliography; Guitar Style, Open Tunings and String Band Music in Papua New Guinea by Denis Crowdy ISBN 9980-68-048-2 (book).

Papua New Guinea Tunings
Name Type Region Tunings
C Ki
Milne Bay
G C D G B D




 

  E A B E G# B
 
  D E A E A C#
 
 




















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