Four String Cigar Box Guitars

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Four String Cigar Box Guitars

Group for those who are interested to find out more and swap ideas for builds, chords and tunings for these versatile instruments!

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Neck install

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by bizzaro guitaro Mar 19, 2017. 5 Replies

Hello all, I picked up a neck from a 6 string solid body. Any ideas or pictures of the best way to install it into a cigar box? I never used a pre made neck in any of my builds. Any help will be…Continue

Looking to add another string...

Started by Urban Bill. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Mar 19, 2017. 1 Reply

I've been playing a 3 string for three plus years now.  Looking to add that elusive and mesmerizing fourth string.  Anything to look for in a 4 string CBG.  I'm a player, not a builder. Advice good,…Continue

Is this a cigar box guitar???

Started by Wade Mar 8, 2017. 0 Replies

Could this be considered a…Continue

Mark of the Beast on my box- what would you do?

Started by Wade. Last reply by Dave S Jan 9, 2016. 6 Replies

I found this signed cigar box with the mark of beast! What would you do with it?!? Use it? Bury it at the Crossroads at midnight?…Continue

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Comment by Keni Lee Burgess on October 17, 2011 at 8:50am

Comment by Jon Grinder on October 17, 2011 at 8:34am
I just built my first 4-banger, tuned G-D-G-b.  The low G string lets me follow the root note as the bass, and lets me get a little more "growl" into the music.  I don't know if I will convert any of my 3-strings, but I definitely have a couple more 4s in my future!
Comment by Slowpaw Steve T on October 17, 2011 at 8:18am

Aha! thankyou for approving my new group! (-:

I found I moved to four strings from three quite quickly, I use three strings for one or two songs but found four string suited my playing style better.

I usually tune the guitar to (lefty)  GDGb, the strings are all strummed and the high b string comes in handy as a sort of melody string, something which many other players do and found lots of riffs for songs just noodling around. I have some more four string build planned including a double neck (tuned differently) and a fretless, but will spend time in the future studying chords and tunings with a little help from Keni Lee's excellent DVD on four strings.

If anyone fancies going four string and has a number of three string guitars it is easy enough just to put on an extra string and tuner and adjust the rest accordingly. (-: 

Comment by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker on October 17, 2011 at 7:56am
Newer builders often ask me what the benefits are of going from three strings to four. That would be a good topic for a Discussion Forum in this group!
 

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Neck install

Started by bizzaro guitaro. Last reply by bizzaro guitaro Mar 19, 2017. 5 Replies

Looking to add another string...

Started by Urban Bill. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Mar 19, 2017. 1 Reply

New instruction book from Justin Johnson

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by Steve Moskal Jun 22, 2015. 2 Replies

Chords on 4 string open E

Started by Rob Bennett. Last reply by Uncle John Oct 15, 2014. 5 Replies

2nd 4 string

Started by Daryl. Last reply by Daryl Jun 28, 2014. 2 Replies

4 strings tuned GDAd

Started by frank tennyson. Last reply by frank tennyson Apr 30, 2014. 2 Replies

Online lesson resources?

Started by brdfrd. Last reply by brdfrd Apr 24, 2014. 4 Replies

Where to place 4-String Single Coil Pickup?

Started by Charles E Tuttle. Last reply by Charles E Tuttle Nov 29, 2013. 7 Replies

Reentrant tuning gCEA

Started by Darren Allard. Last reply by jamie bark Sep 14, 2013. 3 Replies

2nd Four String

Started by Gdawg. Last reply by James O Lunsford Sep 12, 2013. 3 Replies

GDG

Started by Brent. Last reply by eK May 8, 2013. 6 Replies

Why four strings...?

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by frank tennyson Oct 21, 2012. 8 Replies

Keni Lee Burgess Four string beginners (resonator) video

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Sep 20, 2012. 2 Replies

New 4-string Cigar Box Guitar "The Wine Box"

Started by Dreessen Rene. Last reply by Dreessen Rene Aug 15, 2012. 2 Replies

Some Observations on String Gauges

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by eK Jun 25, 2012. 1 Reply

New to foiur string

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Slowpaw Steve T Apr 9, 2012. 1 Reply

4 string box

Started by Rooster Reaves. Last reply by Rooster Reaves Feb 23, 2012. 7 Replies

Tunings and chords - post them here (-:

Started by Slowpaw Steve T. Last reply by Ice Bob Feb 21, 2012. 5 Replies

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