This is a set of 3 strings specifically voiced for a 3-string cigar box guitar (CBG) that you want to tune in an “Open G” (GBD) or “standard guitar” (GBE – the three highest-pitch strings of a standard 6-string guitar) tuning. Open G is a great setup for slide (fretless) playing, and the standard guitar tuning is great for a fretted instrument – you can play the “top” portion of most guitar chords with just a couple of fingers! These are medium -gauge strings, better for instruments that are going to be played fairly heavily – or that you want a stronger sound from. String Specs: #1 – .026″ Bronze Wound #2 – .017″ Plain Steel #3 – .013″ Plain Steel For best results with reaching the desired tuning, these should be used on a CBG that has a scale length (the length from the nut to the bridge) in the 24-26″ range. Much longer or shorter than that and the strings will either be too loose and sloppy, or so tight that they break before they reach the pitch. This string set is formulated based on our own experimentation and what has worked on our own guitars. If you want to hand-pick specific strings in specific sizes, this may not be the pack for you. But if you are not sure exactly what you need and want a set of inexpensive strings that should work just fine for your build, this is the ticket.
High-quality, medium-gauge strings, perfect for cigar box guitars
Intended for “Open G” (GBD) or “Standard Guitar” (GBE) cigar box guitar tunings
String specs: .026 Bronze Wound, .017 Plain Steel, .013 Plain Steel
This string set is specifically chosen and voiced for Cigar Box Guitars!
These strings are packaged and sold under the Southbound String Co. brand ONLY by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply. No other retailer is licensed or authorized to sell this trademarked brand name. Any other seller purporting to sell these strings is selling counterfeits and is in violation of US trademark law.