3 string "Strumstick" style Cigar Box Guitar

Regular style CBG but with diatonic fretting and dulcimer type tuning

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Comment by ChickenboneJohn on March 8, 2010 at 2:35am
String are tuned G-D-G bass to treble, the top one being simply an octave above the bass, 022w, 014, 010 gauges, and there's nothing really different to making them.
Comment by Mike Willmouth on March 3, 2010 at 1:07pm
Sounds really good! You got my attention, and now I thinking about building one so here are some questions. What kind of strings and which strings are you using? And how do you tune each string? Is there anything different about building this style of CBG than building a regular style CBG (other than the scale length and fret spacing)?
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on November 16, 2009 at 3:00pm
Yes, you can bend to get sharps.
Comment by Gloria on July 4, 2009 at 2:39am
Awesome, that sounds great!
Comment by Gloria on July 4, 2009 at 2:33am
Awesome, that sound great!
Comment by ChickenboneJohn on June 20, 2009 at 2:34am
Simple piezo disk pickup, played thru' my old Sessionette 75 combo.
Comment by Willy on June 19, 2009 at 10:27pm
John,

You are a master!!! I love this video. The CBG sounds wonderful and your playing is magnificent! Is there anywhere that I can find the template to lay the frets out diatonicly? Again, this is a fantastic video. Hats off to you Chickenbone John!

Willy
Comment by Paul martin on May 29, 2009 at 9:40pm
Really nice sound , great playing . where in uk do you get your cigar boxes from ?
Comment by CMcG on May 15, 2009 at 9:55pm
Chickenbone--
well I was randomly scanning the net for 3 string dulcimers to make a backpack type guitar and I stumbled upon your video a week ago...I watched stunned as I saw you pluck a cigar box (never heard of that one before...)....
I'm almost done with my first CBG thanks to your inspiration! For my late nights out in the garage, my wife thanks you too! ;) All the best! You are the sole reason I've got into this madness....
best--
Chris (CMcG)
Comment by acidbelly on April 27, 2009 at 5:08pm
great,mmmm,i think thats what i need,a diatonic fretting....will keep an eye out

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