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Meet Carol Ann

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Jul 29. 5 Replies

She started off as an order…Continue

Lessons that use a GDG Tuning with High G?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Thomas L. Knapp May 21. 2 Replies

Hey, everyone,I'm just getting started with three-string open G tuning. I set my instrument (not a cigar box guitar, planning a build soon -- right now I'm experimenting with a garage sale student…Continue

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BrianQ. replied to Thomas L. Knapp's discussion Meet Carol Ann
"Also the name of the little girl in poltergeist? Welcome, maybe your next one will b from scratch?"
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John Sawyer replied to Thomas L. Knapp's discussion Meet Carol Ann
"Welcome to the addiction... I started with 1... I just finished #138... sure... I can stop anytime I want to!"
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Thomas L. Knapp replied to Thomas L. Knapp's discussion Meet Carol Ann
"Thanks! I am planning a "real" build (as opposed to just assembling and decorating a kit) at some point, but it will probably be awhile since I am really enjoying playing this thing."
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"Nice job and welcome aboard Thomas!"
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Meet Carol Ann

She started off as an order for the Complete "Pure & Simple" Cigar Box Guitar Kit by C.B. Gitty. I bought an open-box (and therefore discounted) fretted…See More
Jul 24
Thomas L. Knapp replied to Thomas L. Knapp's discussion Lessons that use a GDG Tuning with High G?
"Right -- I found various alternative GDG tunings somewhere (it may have been right here on Cigar Box Nation). Using the High G (E string tuned up to G) instead of Middle G (G string tuned to, you guessed it, G) was one of them. The notes are the…"
May 21
Korrigan replied to Thomas L. Knapp's discussion Lessons that use a GDG Tuning with High G?
"I may be wrong but I  don't think anybody breaks down tunings into which octave the strings are. At least I haven't seen any videos that do. "
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Lessons that use a GDG Tuning with High G?

Hey, everyone,I'm just getting started with three-string open G tuning. I set my instrument (not a cigar box guitar, planning a build soon -- right now I'm experimenting with a garage sale student size guitar) up with Low G, Low D, High G ... but going through Shane Speal's video lessons, so far I am seeing Middle instead of High G on all the videos.Of course, the lessons are still valuable, but obviously the sound is different. Anyone know of any online lessons/song videos that use the High G…See More
May 21
Thomas L. Knapp posted a status
"Right now I'm playing a $2 garage sale student size guitar with three-string GDG tuning. Planning a cigar box build Real Soon Now."
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
researching cigar box guitars on the web
How many instruments have you built so far?
No cigar box guitars, but a stomp box and some other simple homemade instruments
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I'm a long-time guitar player, but not especially good. I'm interested in slide ... and after messing with a traditional lap steel it occurred to me that 1, 2, or 3 strings would make things a LOT easier to handle for a butterfingers like me. Also, I just love that diddly-bow sound.

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