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Three string guitars


Three string guitars

Everything about anything that's a three stringer

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Latest Activity: May 18

If you enjoy three string guitars, this is the place!

Hi Folks, This is the group to share everything about the three string is only about 3 stringers, not that there is a problem with 6 string guitars, those are cool, and 4 stringers are nifty too...but this is a place to share ideas and post anything and everything 3 string.

There is another website on the net that is the mecca of all that is 3 string.... come visit it sometime, just Google "3 string guitar" or visit is so much info it would fill up this section...come on over when you are ready to read lots of great stories.

If you have anything to share, add it here and it might help get your sales or spread the word about your your ideas, photos and tips, don't let it get buried and lost in the random 4 and 6 string stuff....this is the place for your 3 string post, this is three string heaven.

Get out of the rutt, play a three string!




Lots more great stuff, come visit

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Comment by BeetleJuice! on November 15, 2014 at 7:46am

yeah I agree, experimentation is the best way to discover, when ever and Idea comes to your head,.....try it....Never ask ...because if some give you a negative comment or review, it might detour you and stop you from trying and finding something great!... do it!

Comment by Randy Cordle on November 14, 2014 at 8:53pm

I just added a page for related information for a Nylon-strung acoustic 3 string guitar project to my website.  I'll be adding more content shortly, but at least it's up! 

Comment by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) on November 13, 2014 at 7:47am

What kind of strings did they use on the old time jazz boxes?

Comment by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) on November 13, 2014 at 7:45am

Has anyone tried them?  I don't want to spring for a set to find out they are dead sounding.

Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on November 13, 2014 at 6:10am

How do flat wounds sound on an acoustic build? Here's a good test...take a twenty dollar bill and throw it out the window while driving your car/truck. That "whoosh" sound made by losing an extra Andrew Jackson will pretty much tell the tale. Flat wounds are more expensive, and meant for magnetic pickup electric guitars, primarily. But experimentation is all about discovery. Give it a go...may be a hoot.

Comment by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) on November 12, 2014 at 9:28pm

Soooo, how do flatwounds sound on an acoustic build ?

Comment by BeetleJuice! on November 3, 2014 at 1:07pm

Comment by Wayne Bigler on October 24, 2014 at 11:23am

I install a banding between the box halves to thicken the box up to about two inches.  You can see some pics of that at my page.

Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on October 23, 2014 at 9:15pm

icIf you do a standard thru-body cbg neck, try a surface mount pickup like a flatpup by Elmer or a Sleeptalker by Dan Sleep. Or try doing a bolt on style neck, which allows plenty of room for a traditional pickup. Piezos are fine for an easy build, but why not try something challenging?

Comment by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) on October 23, 2014 at 7:43pm

I picked up some new boxes two are only an inch and a half thick, any suggestions for fitting everything like pups neck etc. In the box.



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