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More starting Tunings GDG

All right here is another tuning that you see used a lot.

Keni Lee Burgess uses this tuning on his CBG lessons here:


Shane using this tuning on the lessons here:…


Added by Ara on September 17, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Folk festival - Pagosa Springs

Any cigar box players going to be there? I'll be kicking around there playing in the picking circles. Hopefully see some of you there.

Added by Ara on August 19, 2009 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Beginning Tuning for Cigar Box (3 string)

Back from a month of field geology work. I took my CBG and Steel Resinator with me. More people got a kick out of the CBG then anything else.

I use two tunings to play around with.

First (from the top string down) D A D

Second (from the top string down) E E B

DAD tuning you have the following chords (if you are using a slide)

Starting at the tuning pegs:

Open D (no slide on the neck)

2nd E

3rd F

4th Gb

5th G

7th… Continue

Added by Ara on July 1, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Starting tabs

It's been quite slow on the CBG front. I am working on some tab for beginning CBG players (since that is what I am). I'll hopefully get that posted in the next few weeks. I am also working on step by step how to build as well.

Added by Ara on April 9, 2009 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Strings for CBG

I've been building several guitars with necks made out of popular and some random hardwoods. The question of what strings to use comes up. I haven't noticed much bending in the any of the necks using the following strings from top to bottom: 22w (wound), 16, 11. I've used metal strings with no problems.

Added by Ara on January 18, 2009 at 1:54pm — No Comments

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