I used the Gitty wooden string retainer and zero fret method.

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Comment by Uncle John on September 22, 2021 at 7:29pm

Thanks, Vern!

Comment by Vern Hallett on September 22, 2021 at 6:45pm

Here's the link to the 3 string wooden retainers Uncle John.

8pc. Wooden Retainer Nuts for 3-string Cigar Box Guitars - C. B. Gi...

I haven't found any four string retainers sold separately but I know they make them. They supply them with their four stringer kits. The last couple kits I've ordered from Gitty have have holes drilled into the plywood instead of the slots. They'd be easy enough to make. 

Comment by Uncle John on September 22, 2021 at 7:38am
Gees. The string separation and 'hold down' are critical and that setup has to make it easier and more precise. I like zero frets. Very nice looking headstock, neck, fretting and contrast of wood tones.

If I need to order CBG stuff this fall or winter, I hope I remember to try some of those string guides. Does he sell them for a four string?

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