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2 String CBG builds, playing, tuning


2 String CBG builds, playing, tuning

2 string CBG only

Members: 98
Latest Activity: Mar 3

Would be nice to see 2 strings being built and played for us that cant play very well these types of CBG are great.

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I would like to make a 2 string bass

Started by Randy Burks. Last reply by keith peterson Sep 19, 2013. 1 Reply

I found an old electric bass and I would like to make a 2 string cigar box out of it. What do I need to do to it after I take it a part. What parts I can use and what strings would be best to use. Continue

Unusual little doubled 2 stringer...

Started by Joe Madl. Last reply by Joe Madl May 15, 2013. 2 Replies

My dad bought this unusual little doubled 2 stringer at a local gunshow in Idaho. The guy he bought it from didn't know anything about it. Looks kinda like an adapted Chinese folk guitar. There's a…Continue

String gauges

Started by Gary Wensley Jan 12, 2013. 0 Replies

Hi y'all. Getting ready to build a pair of 2 stringers for my twin grandchildren. Can anyone recommend a good string gauge?  I'm thinkin' the kids will probably beat on them pretty hard, at least…Continue

Suggestions for First Timers

Started by Joe Niszczak. Last reply by jamie bark Aug 10, 2012. 9 Replies

Hello everyone! I am brand new to cigar box guitar and really want to learn to play then build. My instant gravitation was to a 2-string, especially after watching Shane play a Chugger. I am open to…Continue

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Comment by Better Trees on March 3, 2014 at 12:22pm

I just wanted to share that I have a new favorite tuning for my slide canjo. Double octave E. E2 and E4. It's got a weird trashy/campy sort of feel.  I love it. With the coffee can twang it is quit bizarre how the two strings ring together but they almost sound like they shouldn't.

Comment by Raymond Lee on January 23, 2014 at 7:20am  I built this 2 string trash box last night

Comment by james taze bennett on December 29, 2013 at 5:56pm

Hello again. Gust finished my first 2 stringer. Will try to send pictures. The headstock has bronz bushings inserted where theeyebolt kets go through. They have lock nuts to keep things in tune. The top bosrd on neck is a strip of 1/4 ceder.  I drilled  the markings throuh the ceder and drove in haedwood does and sanded them smooth. I love playing it. Later Taze.

Comment by james taze bennett on December 23, 2013 at 8:38pm

Hello,Am going to try my hand at building a two string. I am for the most part a slide player, and from what i have seen on you-tube they  look like a blast.

Comment by Careless John on April 13, 2013 at 7:29am

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Comment by Terry Horn on February 6, 2013 at 6:21am
I built my first 2 stringer for this years RPM challenge and I've fallen in love with them. So much so I have started building 2 more.
Comment by Ted Crocker on October 4, 2012 at 4:42am
Comment by Two String Bob on September 27, 2012 at 5:06am

Just an hello from a 2 string fan from the other side of the river (France) I will surely come back soon.

Comment by bemuzic on April 29, 2012 at 4:47pm

brilliant Mike!! I got my Dad a walking stick Diddley bow for Christmas...great talking point : -)

Comment by Mike "Katfish" Karash on April 29, 2012 at 3:47pm

My first 2 stringer, but definitely not my last. People walk up and want to know more about it. It's my constant concert companion! Many more to come this summer...


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