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This is a group about all things in three string!

Website: http://3-string-guitar.com
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Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2020

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

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

There is another website on the net that has more info, when you have free time check it out at 3-string-guitars.com

 If you have anything to share, add it here and it might help get your sales or spread the word about your music.....post your ideas, photos and tips, thanks.
Get out of the rutt, play a three string!

 Lots more great stuff is at  3-string-guitar.com

Discussion Forum

Awesome CBG playing lessons

Started by Ted Crocker Aug 12, 2012. 0 Replies

Just a reminder, great stuff to learn to play in the CBG Playing for Dummies group…Continue

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Comment by Donald R Zenda on January 14, 2017 at 4:19am

very nice clean work.

Comment by rodney fruits on October 18, 2014 at 12:09am

Comment by Peter Hendley on September 26, 2014 at 6:18am

Hullo all, so just an opening disclaimer. I am not experienced with adding pics and stuff, but here goes. Just adding some photos of a coupla items that I made. Hope you like em.

Comment by Mike S on May 8, 2014 at 7:38am

Easy, Sarah, just add another string for a 4'er. I re-tweeked an old junker acoustic as a 4 string strummer and ended up with a great camping/beach git.

Lacking that, experiment with alternate tunings on the 3'er, the Ggd tuning Seasick Steve uses is a funky lil beast.

Comment by Wicced Sarah Schultheiss on May 8, 2014 at 7:29am

Hi ya'll hope ya'll can help I have been arguing with my self about sticking to the three string or going back to the six by the way my name is Wicced Sarah, I built my own three string Diddly Bo, right now I am modifying a Squire Bullet  but I recorded sum really good stuff with that 3 stringer

Comment by Wichita Sam on April 12, 2014 at 11:19am

regarding tunings, there's always the SeaSickSteve "Transwonder" tuning of Ggb built on the 5,3,2 strings.  He is the exception that proves the rule.  Sounds great.


And there's the Guitbass tuning C#G#c# using .065, .045, .035 strings....


Both are unique and amazing sounds.  If I live long enough, I'm going to try them all! :-)

Comment by William Scott on November 24, 2013 at 10:52am

just checking everything out

Comment by J.J. Rango on September 18, 2013 at 9:12am

Comment by J.J. Rango on September 18, 2013 at 9:11am

I like the 4 3 and 2....they hold up the side best for me, but experimentation to find what you like is best....any three will do as long as you don't skip sizes.

Comment by Leonard Rice on September 12, 2013 at 11:05am

In response to Keith Duncans E-mail question,

Depends on what you want but you will most likely  want to use the smallest 3 strings out of the 6 pack you bought. 


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