5 Alternate Tunings for the 3-String Cigar Box Guitar
by , Jun 25, 2018 . 1 min read
Below are 5 common tunings for the 3-string Cigar Box Guitar. If you would like to suggest others, let us know in the comments section below.
1- Standard: E3 B3 E4
2- Open B: F3# B3 D4#
3- Guitar tuning: G3 B3 E4 (bottom three strings of standard guitar)
4- Open G: G3 B3 D4 or some prefer G3 D4 G4 (power chord)
5- Fifths: E3 B3 F4# (intervals between strings are perfect 5ths)
To add these custom tunings on your Roadie Tuner, follow the steps:
1- If you haven’t already done so, create a custom instrument for your Cigar Box Guitar.
2- In your Roadie Tuner app go to Tunings -> Cigarbox guitar -> 3 strings -> Create New Tuning.
3- Add the strings as noted above. For instance, Open B is composed of the pitches F3# B3 D4#.
4- Hit Save, give your tuning a name.
5- Hit Sync and the new tuning will be saved on your Roadie ready to be used anytime.