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I am currently researching what different types of guitar ensembles there are worldwide. I will publish the results as they come in.

Please help me to add, modify or delete information on ensembles by contacting me with the name of the ensemble, how many instruments it typically uses and of what type.


Worldwide Guitar Ensemble (including URL if known)
2 rqt, 10 gtr, 1 bass  

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Key to instrument format: -

oct octave guitar in C(do) - 1st string E(mi) - (octave above tenor)
alt alto guitar in G(sol) - 1st string B(ti) - (5th above tenor)
rqt requinto in F(fa) - 1st string A(la) - (4th above tenor)
treble treble - as requinto in pitch but larger in scale and using 'terz' strings
gtr standard tenor or prime guitar in C(do) - 1st string E(mi)
bassB bass guitar in G(sol) - 1st string B(ti) - (Niibori - 4th below tenor)
BassA bass guitar in F(fa)) - bottom string A(la) - (5th below tenor)
bass standard bass guitar in C(do) - bottom string E(mi) - 1 octave below the tenor
contrabass same pitch as bass - scored in treble clef
e-gtr electric guitar - as gtr
e-bass electric bass - as bass

Results of the Ensemble Survey