Here are the chord form sheets for all of the common keys that you might want to play on your cigar box guitar. These are all for 3-string cigar box guitars tuned to Open G “GDG”.
This single post replaces the separate posts we used to have for all of these, to make it easier to find what you need. All of these sheets were created by C. B. Gitty and are presented for free personal and educational use. They are not to be used for commercial purposes without permission.
For help on how to make use of these chord forms, click this link to view the guide:
How to Read and Use Cigar Box Guitar Chord Forms PDF.
Click the images below to view the printable PDFs. The sheets are presented in musical order starting with A and proceeding through G.
What makes Open G – GDG tuning for Cigar Box Guitars so popular?
If you have been unsure of how to make use of the cigar box guitar chord forms we’ve been adding to the knoweldgebase here on CigarBoxGuitar.com, this document is for you! In this 3-page illustrated PDF we walk you through how to interpret the chord forms so that you can put them to use in your playing.
This document features three main sections: a breakdown of the chord form diagrams, clearly identifying each part; photos showing the chord forms being fingered on an actual cigar box guitar; and finally a full page of tips and tricks to making the best use of them.
Click the link or the image below to view the PDF. Feel free to print it and reproduce it for personal or educational use. We only ask that you do not attempt to sell it or use it for commercial purposes without permission.
How to Read and Use Cigar Box Guitar Chord Forms PDF
These three printable sheets give you the 3-string cigar box guitar chord forms for playing in the three most common keys: C, G and D. These chord forms are intended for Open G “GDG” 3-string tunings.
For each of the 3 keys, we give you the major, relative fourth and relative fifth chords, as well as the 3 relative minors and the seventh forms for the root and fifth. Using these chords you should be able to play the vast majority of popular songs from rock to blues, country to folk, religious songs and more. These sheets are perfect for jam sessions!
Click one of the three images below to view the printable PDFs. For help with how to understand and use these chord forms, check out this article.