Hello everyone.
Just finished my second build and made it a GBE fretted three string.
While I found the chord charts for this tuning, most of the tabs and youtubes videos seem to be in GDG open tuning.
Whats up with that? Any thoughts?

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GBE is standard tuning for strings one, two and three.

Most players use the same tuning. Open GDG. It's a shame. Because there's so much more you can do with different G tunings.  

you could use a lot of standard tuning guitar chords. as Cause said its the top 3 strings of std tuning for a 6 string. 

How about F, A, D which is a step lower

So I get that GBE is but one tuning, apparently not the standard cbg tuning.
I got a bunch of South Bound string company "Cigar Box Guitar Acoustic Extra Light "Open G" string set" which are .10, .14, and .22 gauge. The package says for GBE or GBD tuning, could I go for GDG without to much tension or breakage? Or should I go for EBE?

GDG would be too much tension in my opinion as I don't like tight strings. You could try it and see how it feels to you.

You could do EBE, just tune the low G down to E. It might be little floppy though.

Useful string tension calculator here.

I'm with you Richard, I buy 6 sting sets too except special stuff like 0.007s and wound 18s which I get as D'Addario NYXL singles.

sorry Richard but not all of us are in the US..  those strings cost over $18 here in Australia. Some sets can cost over $25.... 

Hey Korrigan, that EBE tuning works nicely.
Not too floppy at all. thanks!

I use G B E tuning. Here are a couple of my own tunes in that tuning... used all wound strings.

Obsession  

Superficial Reasons

Really nice singing and playing Derek.

I love those compositions. Any chance you'd share the chords for Obsession?

Thanks Rodger. Much appreciate your kind comments. 

Here are the 1st verse and chorus, and some explanations, pretty simple chords. Once you get the rhythm going it should seem easy. 

Actually Richard corrected me - the recorded version is in F A D tuning... it was written in GBE then I lowered it a whole step to FAD for my voice. Though the relationships are the same and it will work in GBE of course. So all info below is for GBE.

Obsession
GBE tuning (all wound strings for fuller chunkier sound)

D = 232
G = 003
A = 220
C = 010

strum D a couple beats then lift 1st string open briefly and fret 1st string 2nd fret (full D chord)
G chord play with open 3rd & 2nd strings, fretting 1st string 3rd fret and walk down 2nd fret and
to open 1st string
Simple repeat this for each line in verse until A chord


D              G
I don't like change
D                    G
Though I can change my mind
D                  G                             A
I do it all the time when no ones looking

D                   G
It ain't no big deal
D         G
I never steal
D                       G                           A
Now and then a kiss might turn up missing


Chorus
C                          G
You don't have to lie
C                           G
You don't need an alibi
C                              G                    A
My stolen heart was found in your possession
C                 G        A
I know I can be an obsession

Lovely song, thanks for the chords and notes!

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