Music – modified electric guitar

Playing a guitar with only four strings – opportunity for persons with impaired dexterity

User with guitar on lap
User with guitar on lap

Description
The user chose a small guitar that sits well on his lap. He removed the E strings and tunes with the A, D, G, and H strings from above. Now the guitar is tuned so that he can hold down all of the strings at once. This tuning method makes it possible to play with one finger or with a slide.

Users comments
The user had played the guitar before he was injured. He was sad that he could no longer play a musical instrument, but then he figured out how to adapt the guitar.

Purchased from
Music store (guitar)

Paid for by
The user.

Whose idea
The user

This tip is from 2008

User plays guitar with four strings
User plays guitar with four strings

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Tipsare: Tomas

Tomas lives in an apartment together with his partner. He works part time as a photographer. He was injured in 1983 and has a low tetraplegia. He has home help one hour a day.