Three string guitars

Everything about anything that's a three stringer

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If you enjoy three string guitars, this is the place!

Hi Folks, This is the group to share everything about the three string guitar.

 If you have had problems in the past playing regular guitar, try playing a three string guitar, they are much easier and the have a vintage sound that is super unique and easy to capture that old school blues sound.

 There is another website on the net that has a lot more 3 string guitar information. Here is the link to the website

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Comment by 3 String Blues on October 25, 2021 at 10:06pm

some a Daves handywork ...I cleaned it up and changed it a bit...who can relate???

Comment by Tim Pannabecker on May 15, 2021 at 11:25pm

I’ll join.  Where do I sign up?

Comment by 3 String Blues on April 6, 2021 at 2:43am


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Comment by Frank Carr on July 27, 2020 at 3:23pm

A Moon Pie gift tin 3 stringer. A 'stealth' P90 from an Epiphone Casino is at the neck and a piezo disc is under the bridge.

Comment by 3 String Blues on June 22, 2020 at 4:41pm

cool...I haven't seen you in a while!

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on April 30, 2020 at 6:18pm

A close up of the body. Simple three string fretless.

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on April 30, 2020 at 6:16pm

My latest three string slide guitar finished today and collected as soon as I'd put the last screw in. I really like how it turned out and the new owner (a personal friend of almost 30 years) was so happy with it he was dancing as I demonstrated it for him.

Comment by 3 String Blues on April 29, 2020 at 8:11pm

Hey Toby!

Comment by Toby Brewer on April 19, 2020 at 7:28am

I'm fairly new to CBGs and CBGnation so just to say hello as a new member of the group. Hopefully you're all coping well in these current times. 

Comment by 3 String Blues on February 10, 2020 at 9:08am
Cigar Box Guitar Old Fashioned Louisiana Chime on 3 String Guitar


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