Since most all of you are building three string CBGs can you give me your opinion on what gauge strings you use since mine will not have a truss rod. Just a basic oak neck and fret board.  Just want to double check to make sure I do not put anything too heavy that would cause the neck to bow. Thanks for any advice.  My thoughts would be something like .016,.024,.032 or a .017. .026, .036 nickel wound for electric guitar since I have a single wound pick up.  I was thinking any heavier might cause a problem.

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the 017, 026 and 036 in Open G shouldn't cause any problems, I got a length of pine for a neck running the total length of the guitar with Open G without any problems. Oak could probably hold something heavier without any problems.

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