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Another Neck Strengthener

A TENSION BAR  is used to hold chain link fence in place (see a nice photo from JL in the comments).  You see them at each end of the fenc…

Started by Wayfinder

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Two amp build questions

Wanted to use one of the 4" gold hurricane sound hole covers for an amp build but the 4" wide spacing pattern does not adapt to the standar…

Started by Brent Kasl

8 3 hours ago
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CBG Makers, Players, and enthusiasts wanted by Winston Churchill Trust Fellow 2017.

Dear all makers, players, and revolutionaries of the CBG nation. On behalf of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust I will be travelling to…

Started by Dockyard Guitars

2 9 hours ago
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Any suggestion on 4 string open Gmaj7 tuning baritone CBG?

Hello there, I was thinking about building multiscale (28"-25" (fanned frets)) baritone CGB with 4 strings, tuned low to high G-B-D-F# , wi…

Started by Dejan Nišić

4 yesterday
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BATTERY BASICS

For some here this may be old-hat.  But for new builders or those who have zero electronics experience (like me) this info can come in hand…

Started by Wayfinder

7 on Thursday
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What to do with these odd boxes?

So, I tend to jump off the deep end with things and rather than get a "normal" box to do my first CBG, I started grabbing odd balls. Now, n…

Started by default

7 on Wednesday
Reply by JL

Nut Challenges

I am enjoying building CBG type instruments and have completed 3. One area I am struggling with is the nut. I have been cutting nuts from C…

Started by Grandpa G

22 on Monday
Reply by Tom T

can car speakers be used with CB gitty amp kit?

I assume the answer is yes but underpowered.  thought I would ask

Started by Nathan T. Logsdon

57 on Monday
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Methods of fixing bad (gap) notches

What are some methods to fill in some poorly aligned notches (gaps)in the cigar box? 4 notches cut. 2 on lid. 2 on box. Measured but shakey…

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music

11 on Monday
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Trussed up or not?

Hi folks, About to start on a new build. It's going to be a mod of a mandolin body into a 3-string, 25.5" scale, fretted electro-acoustic.…

Started by Tom Lauten

11 on Monday
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