Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Cigar Box Guitar Tuning - Suggestions

Suggested Tunings



OK - There ARE NO RULES, remember, but here are some tips :

A regular set of guitar strings are (low to high) EADGBe - You want to pick strings closest to the tuning you are going to use, then put them on the guitar: 


4 STRING (Low to High - lower case = higher octave)

TENOR GUITAR / MANDOLIN / FIDDLE :  GDAE

BANJO 'open' G  :  DGBD

TENOR BANJO : CGDA

UKULELE : gCEA

BRIGHT UKULELE : aDF#B

G : GDgB

A : AEaC#

D : DAdF#   D#2 (Little Spanish) : DGBd **my favourite**

C : CGcE

E : EBeG#


3 STRING

A : AEa

G : GDg

D : DAd

C : CGc

E : EBe

Seasick Steve : GgB


The tuners below may be helpful. Apologies for the pop-up advert.


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