Open G “GDG” is one of the most popular tunings (if not THE most popular) for 3-string cigar box guitars. For a CBG with a scale length between 24 and 26 inches, use these string sizes: .042” (Low G), .030” (Middle D), .009” (High G). This is one of our most popular Southbound String Co. string sets.
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String size certainly affects the overall sound of an instrument. Larger wound strings will give it a lower sound, smaller unwound strings will give it a higher, more treble sound.
When I bought my cigar box it was fitted with DGB strings, I tried to install ADG strings but couldn’t get it to sound right, does the thickness of the strings effect the way it sounds? It was a lot deeper with the new strings, is this just the norm or am I doing something stupid??
Any help will be great
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