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Q's: Necessity of Fretboard, Using Fretting Scale Length Template, Using Miter Box

Hi There, I enjoy woodworking and decided to make a small guitar for my brother. I've got a couple of construction questions and I'd apprec…

Started by M B

17 Sep 9
Reply by M B

How to plan for a certain bridge height?

I have seen some nice CBG bridges for sale on Gitty's site and other places.  But how do you plan a build that can use one, without repeate…

Started by JL

15 Sep 9
Reply by Mike Whitney

Metal body resonator 4 string

I have been looking at the Republic Highway 49 resonator tenor guitar lately and it looks sweet but I can't afford $700. I have made a few…

Started by Grandpa G

4 Sep 8
Reply by Paul Craig

Gluing Frets

The first fretted CBG I pressed the frets into the cuts and they mostly held just fine.  Over time two fell out and once they did they cont…

Started by Phil Gershwiin

3 Sep 7
Reply by Taffy Evans

Canjo pickups

Made my first ever 1-string canjo from an old 1 qt oil can. I'm having lots of fun with it but would like to add a pickup. Problem is I'm n…

Started by David Blackburn

2 Sep 7
Reply by Grandpa G

Anyone belong to a Makerspace etc?

I'm going to check out the Makerspace in Appleton WI tonight (https://appletonmakerspace.org/about-us/). Nice woodshop and a lot more for $…

Started by Sean

9 Sep 7
Reply by Hollis Fenn

What gauge Fretwire?

I have planned a new Canjo build. Big round tin for a body, a length of 2x2 for the neck and open G tuning, rather straight forward, probab…

Started by JP Lace Master

3 Sep 7
Reply by JL

Attaching neck to cigar box

On a recent show Farley showed a special "lag" she used on the Old Glory Guitar. Could you explain what it is exactly and what is the metho…

Started by W. Dale Janney

0 Sep 7

What gauge Fretwire?

I have planned a new Canjo build. Big round tin for a body, a length of 2x2 for the neck and open G tuning, rather straight forward, probab…

Started by JP Lace Master

0 Sep 6

Tuner Hole Save

Thought I'd share a goof up that ended up with an easy save.  I am working on a build using the cheap tuners you can see in the picture.  T…

Started by Kigar

3 Sep 5
Reply by Kigar

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