Dear colleagues of Talkbass. I address you today in concern, for I'm getting sick of an issue with my band's singer/rythm guitar player. He has a serious tuning issue, and I know he knows. I have mentioned it, but never discussed the issue with him in depth because he finds it frustrating and we can all tell it bothers him a lot. And still haven't find what's causing it, so if i don't have a solution or suggestion to offer better not to poke him with it. He has a clip-on tuner which he uses at the beginning of the rehearsal or show, but his guitar holds no tune, mostly on the g-string. After a song, maybe two songs he has to re-tune, and it's waaay off. Sometimes he finishes the song with a tuned-ish chord we musicians find akward detuned, but most people can't tell. You know. At first we thought it was his crappy guitar, but then a friend lent him a MIJ Fender Telecaster for a couple of months, good guitar, kinda heavy but it played like butter. Same issue, not as often. 3 songs = serious re-tune. Then he got an ugly epiphone SG, I took it, played it for long periods of time and it kept decent tuning. Not the same with him. Two songs and re tune. Now, we think he got tired of the guitar problem, he saved some cash and last month got a brand new MIA Gibson Les Paul Studio. Not a top notch guitar, but great guitar! I LOVE it! Plays wonderful, beautiful tone, very well made. SAME POROBLEM! What do you think it could be? Is he pressing too hard on the G string? Is he just bad luck and gets crappy dog-guitars even when intends to buy a decent one? He's not a great player, but holds decent timing, plays interesting chords, has good ideas, is a great singer, we have a lead guitar in the band so his function is very necessary, and it's just the tuning issue, he's fine as band member. He's about to have it looked by a guitar tech, but i really don't think it's the guitar at all. It's not a rant at him at all, I'm finding it frustrating too. Please comment.