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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.

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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 Jerry Rice (papajerry) 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.

Comment by Jerry Rice (papajerry) on October 23, 2014 at 7:38pm

Comment by Wayne Bigler on October 22, 2014 at 1:40pm

I'm leaning toward the racoon theory.  Randall, are we talking more about a string vibration or a string buzz?

Comment by Scott aka Farmer Ted on October 22, 2014 at 1:12pm

To Randall: vibrations might be from poor seating of strings in the nut slots or at the bridge. Or it may be from a lack of enough break angle of the strings at either location. A third possibility is there is a wild raccoon loose in the box and it wants out...hehe

Comment by Wayne Bigler on October 22, 2014 at 12:42pm

Not sure what you mean about the string "vibration".  I set the action up on my guitars at 2/64ths at the first fret and about 6/64ths on the 17th fret.  That is a little low by some standards and maybe too low for very aggressive slide.  But I like to play a lot of finger-style and think my setup is a good compromise.  I guess my customers do as well (  I do use a hardtail bridge with adjustable saddles so folks can further tweak the action.  But your vibration could be coming from something else I suppose.  You got a picture of your guitar?

Comment by Randall Mc Innis on October 21, 2014 at 4:59pm

I just bought my first 3 string CBG and I'm getting a lot of vibration from the strings.  The strings appear to be quite high off the fret board is there a proper height they should be from the Fret Board?  Having a hard time getting a good sound from my Guitar

Comment by Ellwood T. Bear on October 20, 2014 at 8:13pm
Right here on CBGN On the home page...
Comment by John Hopper on October 20, 2014 at 6:34pm
hello i am ready to build my first 3 stringer. what is the most popular scale length and fret spacing? can you slide ok on a fretted 3 stringer? where can i get a plan?
i would also like to add a "real" pickup. all help is appreciated. jh


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