3 string cigar box guitars

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Grizz
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Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

#51 Post by Grizz » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:00 am

Ray, I love it. I am going to share this with my grandkids if that's alright with you.
I think your guitar is fretted, is this correct? It sounds great.

Mine is fretless so I can confuse myself better. It is strung very high, like a dulcimer, if they are strung very high. It's a consequence of the stick-on-top construction method. I used a digital electronic tuner to "tune" it and my wife with perfect relative pitch commented that it needed to be tuned. I promise not to sing out loud in anyone's hearing, if I can avoid it.


THAT'S HOW TONE DEAF I AM . . . :lol: :D :lol:

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Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

#52 Post by Ray » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:34 am

Fretted......

Was gDG & tuned the D down to B and the G down to E......

moved the bridge back towards the tailpiece about 3/8ths inch to tighten the slack....

didn't have to do that as strings are plenty tight after slackening......

they must have been mandolin tight two whole steps up from where they are now.....

I think this is the one heard playing.....

https://www.cbgitty.com/cigar-box-guita ... y-to-play/
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Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

#53 Post by Ray » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:34 pm

Hey grizz !

Check this out.....

You can never go wrong with Amazing Grace.....


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GMd4IKB3l34
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Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

#54 Post by Grizz » Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:00 am

yeah! good one for sure.

the neck on my new box is bending enough that it doesn't stay tuned overnight. so I get to mod it with an external truss rod on the back of the neck.

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Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

#55 Post by Grizz » Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:51 am

Ray, I dropped the tuning to EBE, the neck responded by getting a little less dished. Methinks the worker-bee oriented the ash grain in the wrong direction, or it's just a pool noodle to begin with.

But I like open E a lot, it sounds less like a cloud of flying insects .. . . :lol:

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Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

#56 Post by Ray » Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:10 pm

Grizz wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:51 am
Ray, I dropped the tuning to EBE, the neck responded by getting a little less dished. Methinks the worker-bee oriented the ash grain in the wrong direction, or it's just a pool noodle to begin with.

But I like open E a lot, it sounds less like a cloud of flying insects .. . . :lol:

I close my eyes and imagine the smell of the pacific ocean, dungeness boiling, and hear this :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rims ... blebee.oga
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Re: 3 string cigar box guitars

#57 Post by Grizz » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:21 am

Ray, that's hilarious. but with a little stretch can you imagine the entire flight off-key :?:

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