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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…

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Be sure to check out the ever-growing collection of Cigar Box Guitar How-to articles over at www.CigarBoxGuitar.com. C. B. Gitty is buildin…

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Installing a snake oil mini humbucker which inludes the tone and volume harness already attached.

Hi guys and gals, Do I have to ground the mini humbucker if it comes with the tone and volume already harnessed in? Thanks for your help!

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Tin reinforcement question

Hi all of you builders of funky instruments, I have this pretty nougat tin from France lying around here and it yearns to be made into some…

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Bone or plywood for string guide?

I've been considering using a notched piece of bone or plywood for a string guide on my guitars.  I like to use a zero fret, so I don't nee…

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First guitar help ?

I live in Estonia. It's hard to find used cigarbox or humidor in Estonia. New humidors are 51 euro.For me buying form ebay is to expensive.…

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Jili Bridges for 3 string

I'm wondering if any of you out there have used this style bridge before? It's a rosewood platform with a bone nut inserted. Holes for 3 st…

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My new recycled Resenator build

Hi all, here are some photos of my latest build. The back and sides are silky oak (not really an oak) reclaimed from 100 year old waldrobe…

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20 yesterday
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Maximum Box Thickness

Hello all.What is the thickest material you all have ever seen/used for a custom box. I understand thinner is better sounding (to a point. …

Started by Shawn Doyle

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Fret dot stickers

Any recommendation for top of board and/or side then clear coated?

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alternatives to machine heads?

So I really like the idea of taking non-musical parts and making a musical instrument, or at the very least, making the part yourself.  Usi…

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63 Apr 20
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