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How do i Wire this pickup ?

Hello, i purchased a couple of these pickups to try from ebay. I am looking to wire them either to a volume pot or straight to an output ja…

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Bolt on necks. Pros and cons.

What are the pros and cons of a bolt on neck. Other than being able to change the neck angle. Are they worth the effort?

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Plans for an amp "Head" Case?

Morning from the cloudy and overcast parts of central florida! Ive been building guitars (1-2 a year) from plans for a few years, prior to…

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Build support for cbg´s?

Hello! I was wondering if anyone built some kind of support for guitars. I see myself coming that I will have more than one hahahaha

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I saw a fairly new material on the Texas Knifeworks page, Kirinite. Has anyone used it for nuts or saddles? There are a lot of different co…

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Bowed necks.

Howdy folks, A question about bowed necks. I use pine for my necks cause here in Australia it is as far as I can work out, about the same a…

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2 String Project: Not sure what to call it

I have moved house, I have a smaller workshop and now want to get building again, so I got myself a pile of parts and I'm going to build a…

Started by JP Lace Master

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Cigar Box Tube Amplifier

The "Cigar Box Tube Amplifier" show on this page is unsave when used with a guitar! "negative side of the cuircuit as ground" Just my opinu…

Started by Gobi

11 Feb 13
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Re-enforce that CBG neck: The Golf Shaft Trick

TERRIFIC BUILDING TIP I know I don't post here much these days, but was given a building tip today at a lumber shop that I had to share wi…

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