3 string "Strumstick" style Cigar Box Guitar

Regular style CBG but with diatonic fretting and dulcimer type tuning

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Comment by Willardj on April 23, 2009 at 1:00pm
Comment by spencer on April 22, 2009 at 8:01pm
wow that thing is beautiful amped...never unplug it...ever...EVER
Comment by Roosterman on April 22, 2009 at 3:11pm
Great video John! Sounds great... hope you upped your prices!!
Comment by Old Lowe on April 22, 2009 at 1:15pm
John sounds awesome!
I have been making a lot of these myself lately and I am hooked to say the least.
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on April 22, 2009 at 1:09pm
Cigar Box ukes tend to be quiet in my experience, the ply tops are just too stiff to resonate freely when driven by nylon strings, but steel strings put a lot more downforce on the top and 'drive' it properly. Fret spacing is calculated in the normal way but just using a diatonic scale.

I really like these strunstick style guitars, the diatonic scale pushes you into playing in a different way (you can always bend the strings to get those missing semitones)..and the dulcimer style tuning is great for simple accompaniment of songs, using a drone/melody style of playing. This one sold within an hour of it going up on eBay!
Comment by Delta Blues Classics - JStoltz on April 22, 2009 at 12:58pm
That sounds excellent. Wonderful amped tone.

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