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"Sawyer's Legacy" Custom 4-string Box Guitar featuring Dual Humbuckers & Reclaimed Materials

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Open D "DAD" is a very popular tuning for 3-string cigar box guitars, second only to the Open G GDG tuning. It's just so easy to bang out good ole gritty blues using this classic tuning. Sometimes known as the D Modal or D Power Chord tuning, if you are looking f..

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Top Content 

1 Neck Drop Angle?

Neck Drop Angle?

Posted by Tom Temple on October 19, 2014

2 neck fretting issue

neck fretting issue

Posted by Christopher Lee dixon on October 21, 2014

3 bruised  apple burst  swamp witch guitar

bruised apple burst swamp witch guitar

Added by the anonymous pick on October 17, 2014

4 Resonator... not sounding right

Resonator... not sounding right

Posted by Eric Kasten on October 17, 2014

5 Much Too Young

Much Too Young

Added by RTZGUITARS on October 17, 2014

6 The Ax

The Ax

Added by Bad Finger (Eric) on October 16, 2014

7 Bit of 3 string Art Box Folk

Bit of 3 string Art Box Folk

Added by shane wagstaff on October 16, 2014

8 A Brief Visual History Of The Camptown War, Part 9: The Battle Of Doodah County

A Brief Visual History Of The Camptown War, Part 9: The Battle Of Doodah County

Added by Clock The Wolf on October 15, 2014

9 Brokedown Palace

Brokedown Palace

Added by turtlehead on October 17, 2014

10 Gallows Tree .. 1 of my own songs "Sorry"

Gallows Tree .. 1 of my own songs "Sorry"

Added by shane wagstaff on October 15, 2014

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neck fretting issue

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer 29 minutes ago. 15 Replies

soft piezo rod?

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Bad Finger (Eric) 9 hours ago. 5 Replies

Neck Drop Angle?

Started by Tom Temple in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Better Trees 13 hours ago. 35 Replies

bought some wood!

Started by john mackay in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by john mackay 16 hours ago. 9 Replies

The Cigar Box Guitar Manifesto

Started by C. B. Gitty (Ben) in Cigar Box Nation News. Last reply by Bill Baker yesterday. 38 Replies

headstock taper?

Started by Christopher Lee dixon in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Christopher Lee dixon on Monday. 8 Replies

Hats Required?

Started by Amy O'Donnell in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by White Raven on Monday. 116 Replies

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