I want to share this cbg custom built by Muddy Blues Boxes. It’s a fretless 4 string but really a 3 string. What!? Meaning, I put a bass string to be an octave lower than the low guitar string. Tuning G(bass) GDG (normal cbg tuning). Do, GGDG. I have done this with two of standard guitars that I made fretless. I think it sounds cool on a cbg as a four stringer. Scale length is 27”, flat wound strings. My standard guitars are 25” scale so it can be done with a shorter scale. My bass gauge is 80. All flatwound strings. The key is fretless so the low string doesn’t fret out with a slide. My strings are pretty tight but greeted Guitars don’t work well for this style and who needs frets anyway. The action is low enough to fret. Thanks for listening. Look forward to comments and build ideas.

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Comment by Richard Sundberg on June 23, 2019 at 1:22pm

Darn, no sound or video. Us iPad and iPhone users usually can only enjoy videos published first on YouTube, then linked here.

Comment by Fat Knuckle Freddy on June 22, 2019 at 7:16am

Thanks Bob

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on June 21, 2019 at 8:44am

Great playing and a heavy tone!

Comment by Fat Knuckle Freddy on June 19, 2019 at 3:38pm

Andries. Thanks. 

Comment by Andries D. EKER on June 18, 2019 at 7:19pm

GRITTY How we like it FKF! seen this style a fjew years back taking off whit the Presidents of the United states 3 piece,and now two  they  was real festival giggers back then ! Black and beautyfull!!(the Box) Greeeeeettssszzz !

Comment by Poorness Studios on June 18, 2019 at 2:26pm

That is a nice axe. Sounds great... and great playing too. It definitely reminds me of a Lowebow too Unc.

Comment by Fat Knuckle Freddy on June 18, 2019 at 9:29am

Uncle John, thanks. I agree with you on the longer neck. I don't know a Lowe Bow.

Comment by Uncle John on June 18, 2019 at 9:09am

Fuzzy LOW.   A lot like a Lowe Bow (which has a an octave lower low the hooks to a bass amp.)   I think you got your name wrong.  Fast Fingers Freddy is more like it. 

I like long scales for slide.  Much more forgiving when I am not directly on the sweet spot.

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