Usually use only acoustic strings with cbgs but this time using a Humbucker. Should I use electric strings instead? Also should sound holes be drilled if the cbg has a mag pickup?
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Metal strings. Some acoustic strings have metal cores but not all. You need metal for your humbucker.

Sound holes? Your choice.

Yeah only reason I asked about sound holes was I seen a cool looking cbg with Humbucker and F holes...but then I started thinking feedback We'll see
You put a humbucker in it, it won't NEED soundholes!

But yes, you need steel-cored strings. Both acoustic and electric strings will work, since they both have steel cores, but you may find the volume changes dramatically between the thick E! A, or D electric strings, and the same sized acoustic strings, which are typically bronze wrapped around a steel core.
Cool. I was thinking why not also have sound holes like a semi-hollow body...but since I ain't strung it yet I'll see if is resonant first as there's some gaps here and
Thanks for the string choice advice.
Great answer.
... Really excellent information as I've never had a mag pickup in a cbg. Pretty exciting. Taking forever but that's ok if it ends up sounding good.
I promise to post if it does. Thanks Wayfinder big time!
Lol. I knew you meant that and appreciate the help very much.
I have had zero feedback problems using Dan Sleep's Thin-buckers on f-hole cbg builds.
I use light gauge electric guitar strings and have been happy with the tone even when playing acoustically.

Most feedback problems are with single coil pups and not double coils. F holes/sound holes on a electric git are fine and dandy. Acoustic string on a electric git usually have problems with string balance, the solid string tend to be loud and the wound strings tend to drop in volume. A pickup with a rail type pole or a Lipstick Tube pickup(they come in double coils too) tend to work better with acoustic strings and usually setting them as far away from the strings as possible helps too.

Nice! Very nice

That's a beauty.

That is a beauty there Bill.


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