New to this site...have lurked for a while and have been inspred by the work here.
Built my fist CBG resonator..I have it set up on a 25-1/2" scale.
I'm to the point of putting strings on it. Not sure what to do here. Hoping some of your expereince will help.
Based on this set up, what strings would you use and what tunings would be best for what I've put together. I know there are options...I'll prolly add electronics later. Your opinions are highly valued considering my limited knowledge in building.
Nice build. I'm interested in hearing your resonator design. I like Open G (Dgbd)
I use standard medium gauge, the 4 highest strings: Dgbe and tune the e down to d. / The high e is usually a .013 but I replace it with a .016. This is not necessary, especially if you want to tune back up to standard too, but the heavier string seems to improve the tone for the slide considering we are tuning down. Enjoy your new build.
Cool looking guitar. I look for potential guitar parts no matter where I go! I am so glad to see Kenis' post cause I'm doing a 4 string, but in nylon, Dgbe, but plan on spending most of the time dropping that e to d for some open G slide work on the nylons!
I may be worthwhile to put a hole in that steel dish to let more of the sound into the box? (acoustically) Although if it is going to be primarily electric, this may be better? I have the top half of one of those soap trays, just waiting for a box that inspires me.
NO master by the way, just my opinion.