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First built Questions - Scale lenght and Bridge Positions

I am going to built my first CBG. A frettless 3 string. My Box has 30x20cm (about 11,8x7,8 inch) 1.I want many playable frets. Is 19 to muc…

Started by Andreas Fischer

21 on Sunday
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A fret board isn't 100% necessary

You *can* fret directly onto your neck piece of wood.  Notice Shane's fretless builds, he burns fret markers directly into the neck wood, a…

Started by Kirk

5 on Saturday
Reply by Jamie O'Grady

iRig HD2 - any experiences with CBGs?

Hi All, I'm looking for a way to record my CBGs with my Macbook Pro. Googling for solutions I found this thing called iRig HD2 (link). Ther…

Started by Hans

8 on Saturday
Reply by Richard Sundberg

Wen drill press?

I'm thinking about buying a bench top drill press, mostly for doing tuner holes. Have used a hand drill up till now, with varying results.…

Started by jeff weins

9 on Thursday
Reply by Chris F

Estimating price

Some of you have a lot of experience at this so thought I'd approach it a different way. If I said the back is hardboard, the top is paneli…

Started by Greg Turner

5 on Thursday
Reply by Chris F

Cigar Box Resonator - Advice Please With Pics

Just need a good confidence boost here chaps. This is my project, I have put a maple centre block in a cut my neck joint which I am worried…

Started by Rob

63 May 16
Reply by Bryan Pieper

What to do with a rusty hoe...

(Alright all you smarty-pantses and dirty minds, I mean the garden variety hoe, not the other kind!)  So, at a community yard sale last Sat…

Started by Andy Busch

7 May 14
Reply by Andy Busch

Sealing a lid top

Many ways to seal a lid on a CBG Myself I have glued 1x2 to the underside of the box the used screws to attach from the underside in case p…

Started by Brent Kasl

8 May 14
Reply by Paul Craig

Micro Tilt Neck

Hi, guys!  I would appreciate some info on how to install a screw-on neck with a micro tilt feature.  Seems like it would be a good way to…

Started by Tom Gilreath

8 May 14
Reply by Tom Gilreath

Fretted bridge

Is the construction and placement of a fretwire onto a bridge the same as installing on a fretboard? Thought I would attempt to make one an…

Started by Brent Kasl

1 May 13
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