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Starting a 5 string banjo

For anyone interested I'm thinking with or without cigar box, not sure at this point, but likely with the cigar box. I need a quiet practic…

Started by Kevin Wiley

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Working with a cross slice of a tree trunk

Hi, I have recently bought a 12" diameter circle of Ash (full slice through a trunk) that I am thinking of using as a guitar body. I have…

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Thin a top

I built this mandola a few years ago from a nice Cohiba box. Turned out well; the neck is bolted-on and it's held the tension of the ful…

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23 yesterday
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Bass git fret question

I am starting a cigar box bass project. 3 string, 30" scale. I was planning on using jumbo fret wire, but thought I'd ask what other builde…

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Bass/lead hybrid resonator!

Hiya folks! not sure the world is ready for this but I've just finished my first license plate bass/lead hybrid!  I read a tip that works v…

Started by Jamie

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Need advise on cigar box lid securing with electronics inside.

From reading several build plans and designing my first CBG I want to place electronics inside that I ordered from Gitty supply. Should be…

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Building cbg version of upright bass (sort of)

Have you have heard about 12 string basses like ones that Hamer makes, they have tripled every string so you have Eee Aaa Ddd Ggg strings o…

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4 and 8-string ukes - upcycling an old acoustic guitar!

Evening all! I've not posted a build here before, so bear with me if I get it wrong, ok? This is the second uke that that I've constructed…

Started by Tim Hooper

32 on Monday
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Two more Diddley Bows; Cookie Tin Canjos

Today is the last day of my time off work and I needed something to do and drinking wasn't an option today. So I built me a pair of Diddley…

Started by JP Lace Master

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More on the band sawn bowl ukulele

Just posted an instructable on how to make a band sawn bowl ukulele."

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1 Aug 10
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