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Three string guitars


Three string guitars

Everything about anything that's a three stringer

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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! 4 hours ago
Comment by BeetleJuice! on Tuesday

I am having problems anyone else having the same problems..It keeps kicking me to the top of the scree

Comment by BeetleJuice! on April 11, 2014 at 3:26pm

Or better???? I am flattered! I hope it really helps, That means alot!

Comment by Wichita Sam on April 10, 2014 at 9:20pm


Just installed the thin pup from John McNair.  It is beautiful and plays even better.  I have a little tweaking to the CBG that I built using John's "How to Build" DVD.  Hope to get some quality pics and maybe a video out next week....

The sustain was stupid good before I added the pup.  Now, it is not describable.  Other than like or better than in the videos that John posts here and on YouTube.

Comment by BeetleJuice! on April 8, 2014 at 1:04pm

Comment by BeetleJuice! on April 7, 2014 at 6:47pm

Nice one!  that guitar is as grungy as can be ...I love it!

Comment by The Lo-Fi Project on April 7, 2014 at 12:31pm
Song of the day for your Monday "Lo-Down"

Comment by Wayne Bigler on April 4, 2014 at 8:40pm

John who?

Comment by BeetleJuice! on April 4, 2014 at 3:04pm

thanks for the kind word all!

Comment by Michael J. Charland on April 2, 2014 at 1:19am

I agree 100% Wichita Sam, I've only built 3 cigar box guitars, but, before I even started, I bought John's "How To Build Cigar Box Guitars". As a beginner, I find his advice invaluable and I re-watch the DVD before I start each new build and I can tell you, you're going to love his pickups! I bought one a little over a month ago and this pup is so easy to install, I took my first CBG, by-passed the volume pot and went straight to the jack and it sounds amazing! and quiet! Not to mention the incredible artwork too.

I can't recommend them enough, as well as his "How To Build" and "How To Play" DVD's






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