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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...there 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 music.....post 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 3-string-guitar.com

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Comment by Richard Dean on Monday

calculator is how i determined what strings to go with to keep the tension purposely on the lower end of the necessary spectrum and still be able to play without hopefully losing tune too often

Comment by Richard Dean on Monday

only 3 strings and fairly low tension, almost too low, strings feel a little buttery, plus I incorporated some overkill in construction and support, so, I think it will last longer then expected.

I appreciate the insight, I was a little worried about this as well.

Comment by BeetleJuice! on Monday

thats neat that calculator,

 popular for the neck sounds really nice and vibrates nice, but it bows quickly and in about 3 or 4 months is noticeably higher

Comment by Richard Dean on Sunday

Hmm, may have found my own answer already, an older article a guy mentioned under 9g is to soft, and at 14g or over, too stiff for play-ability, converted my lbs to g and it looks like my heavier choice falls right inline at 11g's average. The middle strings to achieve the the open "E" put the tension around 7g, way too soft.

Comment by Richard Dean on Sunday

After using the calc myself, going with either 52,42,30 yields 72.91lbs of tension and 42,30,22 yields 44.46lbs of tension, obviously one is a lot less than the other, but i prefer to use the higher if not excessive tension.

Comment by Richard Dean on Sunday

Question for you 3 string builders, what is your typical average string tension total if you actually calculated it. Wanting to figure out how much is too much, basically a safe working range. I know there are many contributing factors, but just basic safety margin that won't stress out a 1-1/2in popular neck.

Reason I asked, finishing up my first build, I elected a short scale(22.5in) and want a low tone, like using the first 3 strings, I'm setting it up initially with an open "E" ebe setting.

for those who would like to know their tension, go here ---> String Tension Calculator

Comment by Richard Dean on Sunday

you ain't kidding, my favorite spaghetti westerns!

Comment by BeetleJuice! on Sunday
This is SOOO rad!

Comment by Richard Dean on August 11, 2017 at 9:47am

electronics come in the mail today, added some more pics, should be done this weekend

Comment by Richard Dean on August 9, 2017 at 6:32pm

But of course

 
 
 

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