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What is your favorite slide and slide material? ( and more)

What is your favorite slide? How many do you have? What slide material do you favor? What material do you not like so much? 5. Do y…

Started by Uncle John

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Nut slots (with principles that apply to bridge slots as well)

 Here's a gnat's-eye view at the face of a nut as seen from the leeward side of the second fret. The slots for these two strings are cut so…

Started by john mackay

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Hub Cap cut out

I am just about to fit a mini Humbucker pickup to my first hubcap guitar, can anyone suggest the best method for cutting out a neat hole in…

Started by Mike "Honeyboy" Edwards

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1st Build Help

Just finished my first cigar box guitar, but the intonation is a bit off. I have the frets pretty darn close to where they need to be on a…

Started by Tyler

10 yesterday
Reply by JL

Rod Piezo with bolt/nut bridge

Has anybody used a rod style piezo when using a bolt nut bridge? Not sure if it would work hot glue to underside of bolt? or hot glue to bo…

Started by Eric Lettau

6 yesterday
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Cutting fret boards

Hello. Im new to cbg building and had question about cutting fret boards. I was wandering if anyone has used the table saw blade used for c…

Started by Billy Jerrells

2 yesterday
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Bought amp, don't have clue!

I've looked back through my posts but can't find who sent me link to buy this amp board, so I have it , came w/o any instructions and two o…

Started by Bluesheart

16 on Saturday
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Neck.

Hi guys. I'm on my third build and decided to use a walnut neck saddled over the box, but man it is so light! I ain't no carpenter so a lit…

Started by Neil Doherty

10 on Thursday
Reply by JL

Here is an Excelsheet I made calculating the fret positions for any string length (in centimeters)

Just enter the distance between the nut and the bridge in the yellow cell... All measurements are in centimeters... Have fun!

Started by Erwin verdonck

4 on Wednesday
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First time build questions?

Just started to look into building a CBG for my daughters project at school. I have figured out most things from reading but still have a f…

Started by Matt

9 on Wednesday
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