Learn why G-D-G is the King of Cigar Box Guitar Tunings

It's the one tuning that rules the Cigar Box Guitar Community




Watch any online video of a 3-string cigar box guitar being played and that guitar is likely tuned G-D-G. 

You can't help but ask yourself why that is. 

Well, my friend, I'm here to lay out the case that answers that question, and confirms why G-D-G is the King of cigar box guitar tunings.

Following is that case - written for my employer C.B. Gitty Crafter Supply - originally posted on Gitty's Facebook page

So read on to learn some really cool stuff that I didn't know before embarking on this crusade for the King ;)

Cigar Box Guitar Tabs (an ongoing list)

Here'a an ongoing list of tabs I've put together for 3-string cigar box guitars.

Some of these tabs have been done with computer software, and some are handwritten - looking all sorts of raw and authentic, just like our CBGs.

If you have any questions, leave 'em in the comments and I'll get back to you.

Now, with that out of the way...

Cigar box guitar tabs, or tablature, are a simple language used to learn how to play songs.

Like sheet music, tabs have a series of horizontal lines to help you figure out what notes to play.

However, cigar box guitar tabs are much easier to read.

Below is an ever-growing list of tablature for 3 string cigar box guitars. In them, I always intend for the guitar to be tuned 1-5-1 like a power chord (ie. GDG).