I'm going on vacation tomorrow and while away am going to make some 2 stringers with my nieces and nephews and not sure what string combos work best. I have several 6 string packs and was hoping to do if possible 3 CBGs per pack. Is that possible? Are there 3 sets of 2 that would work well together? If not it is not the end of the world but still need to know what strings would work best together.

Thank you in advance!

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GD is my fave- strings 5 and 4 from a pack..  

For LOW tone, EB, strings 6 and 5 from a new pack.   For higher voices, maybe DA, the 4th and 3rd strings.   

--- So, from one pack, you could have an EB and a DA.

Other combinations are in there.   Lots of kids voices work well with the key of C - do CG with the 4th and 3rd.

Sorry for the delay in reply. Work has been crazy but I am finally on vacation. Whoo hoo! Thank you for the reply and string combo suggestions. Can the 2 and 1 strings be used in combo as well and if so what tuning is recommended. I am trying not to waste if possible but if not, that is ok but do prefer to not waste. Thank you again!

I just experimented on a six string tuning the two small strings to AE.    I thought it would be too high pitched, but son of a gun, it sounded pretty good.

Excellent thank you! I am still trying to learn so your help is greatly appreciated. :)
Thank you Uncle John for all your help. With your help I have worked with my nieces and nephews and my two daughters and we built eight 2 string CBGs and the kids love them. The kids range in age from 6 to 19. All except for one, we used the backs as the soundboard and I had the kids draw simple pictures on the soundboard in pencil and I used a wood burner over the images. They really came out nice. The younger kids have decided to put on a performance for us on the 4th and are practicing. :-).

Thank you again!

Shane played an Ee:


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