I designed the Freida tenor guitar for my friend Hank Sapoznik who was looking for a unique tenor guitar. I got my inspiration from an instrument called the Octochorda, which was made by Anastasios Stathopoulo, and played by early slide guitar wizard Sam Moore and his protege Roy Smeck. The Freida is 13 1/2" in the lower bout with a 23" scale. The cutaway allows access to the upper registers. It's a fun little box, great for solo or rhythm work.