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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 guitar...it 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 all 3 string info .... come visit it sometime, just Google "3 string guitar" or visit 3-string-guitar.com.


Get out of the rutt, play a three string!

 

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Comment by BeetleJuice! yesterday

Awesome!

Comment by the anonymous pick on February 17, 2018 at 11:11pm

very cool touches and re-use Gary  ;-)

Comment by Gary Flyght on February 17, 2018 at 9:39pm

My first build-

Body is a 9 ball pool rack, neck is a field hockey stick.

Sound hole cover are two halves of a silver serviette rack. String base cover is the end plate from a silver after dinner mint rack. Bridge is a bone section from a bangle and pegs are from a bass guitar. The pickup is a speaker from one of those headphones handed out to listen to movies on aircraft, mounted directly under the sound hole.

Comment by Richard Dean on November 6, 2017 at 11:21pm

Well, I'm going to try righty again when I finish my 3 string, if I have too many issues, I'll build a lefty. Thanks everyone

Comment by Shawn McConnaughay Sr on November 6, 2017 at 11:10pm
Do whatever works for you. A piano player uses both hands. Woodwind players use both hands. It is all about how you train your hands to play.
Comment by Richard Dean on November 5, 2017 at 1:18pm

Growing up in the 60's and 70's, lefty was thought of as wrongy...lol, so I ended up becoming quite ambidextrous, but your right, most things in this world, even today are mostly made right handed, and if left handed, rare, few choices, and usually more expensive. I actually tried learning guitar righty because of guitars out there I wanted over the years, but I've never learned to play, so I pretty much hurt myself. Although, I do feel it's easier to strum and pick with the less dominant hand, and easier to find notes with my left. So I never changed back. I guess I'm afraid after all these years if I switch to trying to learn lefty, I won;t learn, yet, I've never learner right either...it's a stupid conflict in my head.

Thank you for the south paw support.

Comment by michael steele on November 5, 2017 at 11:33am

to Richard Dean,

why would you force your self to learn right handed if you

are left handed ? makes no sense to me. the only drawback

to playing left handed is when you go to buy a guitar. if i walk

into a store, say guitar center for example, there's literaly

a thousand guitars hanging on the walls. if one or two of

them are lefties you're extremely lucky. there's nothing

wrong about playing left handed. how many times have

you had someone say "oh,you play backwards"? you don't.

of course, unless you're just holding a righty left handed.

stand by your hand,be proud of that paw from the south.

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on November 5, 2017 at 2:12am
Haha don't tear your namesake apart Richard! All the best in your playing my friend.

Pick, you're a genius. Keep 'em intact and original but just have three (or less) strings on them! I might brainstorm that premise later. Thank you kindly sir.

I think you hit the nail on the head there BeetleJuice. I'm definitely of the klutz genus! You're right also, three strings is freedom for sure. It's why I turn to three strings to calm me down/chill me out after six has got on my nerves again lol

Thanks for the insight and help folks. I appreciate it.
Comment by BeetleJuice! on November 4, 2017 at 8:10pm

if you have lots of 6 strings, how about sell them and just keep one for old times sake.

I think the reason 3 string guitars work so well, is not so much the tone ...but the fact that with the strings having a little more room in spacing, even a klutzy person can land on the string and still be half way hanging off of it ,yet it doesn't interfere with each of the other strings, so its more forgiving on the accuracy part

....and of corse the raunchy tone is flavorful too!....but even when I try to play 4 stringers to me even those are kinda hard to play and you have to be really carfelful with your picking and accuracy....a 3 string is really freedom 

Comment by the anonymous pick on November 4, 2017 at 7:53pm
 
 
 

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