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Taffy Evans commented on Greg's blog post Uncle Enos CBG Banjo Build
"Hi Greg and Uncle john, sorry for giving folks a bum steer earlier, I did not notice that mistake. However, it might be worth a try as it's C tuning or dropped C tuning. Even better bearing in mind that you may want that old-time sound of early…"
Jan 1
Uncle John commented on Greg's blog post Uncle Enos CBG Banjo Build
"Taffy is a real luthier and he is correct except the tuning is most often gDgbd - no C as he stated- probably a typo on his part.  I have two home made banjos and I used guitar strings.  Works okay.   I used a small E for the…"
Dec 31, 2021
Taffy Evans commented on Greg's blog post Uncle Enos CBG Banjo Build
"Hi Greg, the tuning for the 5 string banjo is G C G B D, your digital tuner will indicate the correct frequency. The 5 string is tuned to the 1st string fretted at the 5th fret. The "old sound" would depend on the type of banjo and the…"
Dec 6, 2021
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Uncle Enos CBG Banjo Build

Now I finished the build, read thru the string info, now it’s head scratching time.3 E strings? I think the 5th is tuned an octave higher than 1st, so is the 3rd E just a heavier string?I did purchase a set of strings from Pisgall for old banjo sound.A frequency for the string would help me out, just learning the tuning thing…See More
Nov 29, 2021
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
A few years ago I read an article about cbg's.
How many instruments have you built so far?
Atleast 10
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
The history, the challenge to make one, for someone who had not learned to pay music. It's enjoyable.

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Uncle Enos CBG Banjo Build

Posted on November 29, 2021 at 7:24pm 3 Comments

Now I finished the build, read thru the string info, now it’s head scratching time.
3 E strings? I think the 5th is tuned an octave higher than 1st, so is the 3rd E just a heavier string?
I did purchase a set of strings from Pisgall for old banjo sound.
A frequency for the string would help me out, just learning the tuning thing…

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