No sharps or flats - Everyone else plays: C F G7 Am Dm E7 You play: G C D7 Em Am B7
1 Sharp - Everyone else plays: G C D7 Em Am B7 You play: D G A7 Bm Em F#7
3 Sharps - Everyone else plays: A D E7 F#m Bm C#7 You play E A B7 C#M F#m G#7
4 Sharps - Everyone else plays: E A B7 C#m F#m G#7 You play B E F#7 G#m C#m D#7
No sharps or flats - Everyone else plays: C F G7 Am Dm E7 You play: F Bb C7 Dm Gm A7
1 Sharp - Everyone else plays: G C D7 Em Am B7 You play: C F G7 Am Dm E7
3 Sharps - Everyone else plays: A D E7 F#m Bm C#7 You play D G A7 Bm Em F#7
4 Sharps - Everyone else plays: E A B7 C#m F#m G#7 You play A D E7 F#m Bm C#7
Now that I have added a resonator model, here are some open tunings for playing slide or lap steel. They should work for any of my guitars, not just the resonators:
Try an open C tuning -G-C-G-C-E-G
A good rule of thumb is if your strings feel too slack either tune up higher or get heavier strings. If your strings feel too tight, tune down or get lighter strings.
String length is very important on all of these guitars - particularly the 34 inch scale guitars. Before I started making these guitars I ignorantly assumed that you could just walk into your favorite music store and buy extra long guitar strings, That turns out not to be the case (if you know differently, please let me know!). In fact string manufacturers don't even advertise the length of their strings. I have been testing various manufacturers and models of string and so far have found that Martin, Dean Markley, and D' Addario are the longest most consistently. If you have a favorite string that averages longer than 41 1/2 inches I would love to hear about it.Until then, if you have one of my guitars I recommend using either Martin or D' Addario strings but my current preference is D' Addario.