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Hello all of you knowledgeable instrument builders, After building three four string guitars, a three string guitar, an eight string mandol…

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Squall bucker piezo? Got results and hoping others would try this.

Again trying wiring based on a humbucker pickup. This time with results. Instead of stacking the two piezo they are side by side. One facin…

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First build in years.

Ya, it's been a long time. I want to get three done. This is the hardest of all three. Thought it would be awesome to get the fun one first…

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Routing necks in mass

To save time on future builds, I was thinking about rough finishing about ten necks with rounded routed edges. Not knowing future box sizes…

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Attaching a piezo

I'm currently building my first cigar box guitar, in fact it's pretty much finished . One of the last things I need to do is install the pi…

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4 string tuners space and alignment - the mandolin tuner solution.

I have been playing around with mandolin tuners. The advantage is that you get 4 in a nice neat line 25mm apart (about an inch) and the kno…

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Lace pickup prints

Hello Is there anyone out there in CBG Land that 's got any exspirience whit putting his /or her's own logo or safety Matches Print on the…

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Need Help with Chugger Stringing and Tuning

I am in the middle of a big build, going to make 9 Diddley Bows and 2 Chuggers using Broom Handles and Danish Cookie Tins (by the way, eate…

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Truss rod without power tools

Hello all of you knowledgeable instrument builders, After building three four string guitars, a three string guitar, an eight string mandol…

Started by Hans

32 Jun 13
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Single string electric bass advice needed

Hello all. First post. Built myself a single string canjo a while back and that was pretty fun. Now I just picked up an electric ukulele an…

Started by Mike Moreau

8 Jun 11
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CBG using bass neck

Got a bass neck that I’m going to covert to a six string with the bass neck running thru the cigar box. heated up the bass fretboard with a…

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24 Jun 11
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