"Then an option would be to build or buy a simple 3-string fretted acoustic tuned GBE using the high strings from an acoustic guitar. This way you can use what you know from standard tuning to create simple chords. G chord is just the…"
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Do you play guitar at all or are you a complete beginner? If you already play, you could start with a 4 string and use the highest 4 strings of a standard guitar: DGBE. This way you can use your previous knowlegde. Tuning to DGBD is…"
"The answer to your questions depend on what kind of music you want to play and you skill level right now. Raw delta play sound great on three string fretless. more complex musical forms more strings and frets..... I do believe that…"
"Are you looking to buy one, or build one yourself? Lots of folks here sell them, me included. We can help you out either way. A good starting point would be a 3 string, fretted model, with a piezo pickup for use with an amp. Do you play guitar…"
Do you play guitar at all or are you a complete beginner? If you already play, you could start with a 4 string and use the highest 4 strings of a standard guitar: DGBE. This way you can use your previous knowlegde. Tuning to DGBD is open G and great for bottleneck slide. If you are completely new, possibly a 3 string may be easier, but actually you could start anywhere. I sell instructional video CDs that you may find helpful: http://www.ebay.com/sch/njmikeb/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p3686
Please check out my www.youtube.com/kenileeburgess page too. There are a lot of CBG related videos. Feel free to write if I can be of further assistance, Keni Lee