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Electric "Medium" 3-String Cigar Box Guitar Strings - Open D - D F# A

$3.99

Electric "Medium" 3-String Cigar Box Guitar Strings - Open D - D F# A

$3.99
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South Bound Strings - Made in America, Bound for Glory!

This is a set of 3 strings specifically voiced for an electric 3-string cigar box guitar (CBG) with a magnetic pickup, that you want to tune in an "Open D" (D-F#-A)" tuning, a great setup slide playing. These are medium-gauge strings, meant for guitars that are going to be played more heavily or from which you want a stronger sound.  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.
 

#1 - .030" Nickel Wound
#2 - .022" Nickel Wound
#3 - .014" 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.  Please note that these strings are intended for an ELECTRIC CBG with a magnetic pickup. For an acoustic CBG or one with a piezo pickup, please see our acoustic string sets.

On the subject of tuning a CBG, having a digital chromatic tuner can be a BIG HELP to get in tune, compared to tuning by ear, pitch matching or using a microphone-based tuner. We carry inexpensive digital chromatic tuners in this store (search for "digital tuner"), so check them out!