Depends how you want to tune it !!! If you use the 4 small strings and use it like a Tenor... and then the possible other tunings are endless ..
Thanks Jawbone for getting back to me. I want to build a CBG and all I have so far
are the strings, Box, and a magnetic pickup.
I guess I should have mentioned, I wont be playing any rock or heavy type music, mainly
blues, gospel, and country, and I will be using a SLIDE mostly. I just want mellow clean
sounds. I understand that I can use different tunings. I'm new at this and just want to see
what others are using mostly out of a 6 pack, between .012,.016,.024,.032, OR .016, .024,
.032,.042. considering my type music. Thanks
I have only made one 4 string - but you may find a lot of info here:
I stick with the skinny strings for 4 stringers, only because I'm used to playing them tuned in open G. Same as 5 string banjo without the 5th. string. And the 4 highest pitched strings on a 6 string when tuned to G.
Thanks, that is what I'm going to do. I thought about using the middle strings,
but the top ones are probably better. Thanks again
Maybe depends on the key in which you like to sing..
Makes sense, but I don't sing