Online Guitar Tuner - C Standard Tuning

Standard Drop D Half Step Down Full Step Down C# Tuning C Tuning

C F A# D# G C

We're almost into baritone guitar territory now. At two full steps (four semi tones) below E standard, C standard is a very low key for guitar. Many bands have experimented with C standard. Vocalists that suit the lower keys are often complimented with tunings such as this.

String Gauge

To reach C standard, strings have to be fairly loose. Heavier guage strings (strings where the first string is at .011 inches onwards) help counter this as they require more tension. They give a fat, full sound with plenty of sustain.

Noted Musicians/bands that have experimented with this tuning

  • Tony Iommi
  • Bring Me The Horizon
  • Billy Corgan
  • Kenny Poole