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Short scale CBG, will it work

I have been playing guitar now for almost 20 years, just for my own I joyment and jamming with friends not on a professional level. Due to…

Started by Richard

6 May 13
Reply by Bryan Pieper

8 string non pedal lap steel pickup (overlap somethow?)

Does anyone or has anyone used two  6 string humbuckers to make an 8 string lap steel? If so how did you configure the pole pieces or place…

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music

8 May 12
Reply by Paul Craig

latest build a bass.

Hi, I don’t know if this is a first, I would think not, but it is my BBEBB guitar. It’s a Bread Board Electric Bass Box guitar. I used a n…

Started by Taffy Evans

7 May 12
Reply by Kigar

Through neck CBG uke.. can I use classical guitar strings?

Hi all, I am hoping to build a couple of through neck cigar box ukes and use classical guitar strings and am hoping the guitar stings will…

Started by S Elgin

28 May 10
Reply by S Elgin

Hard tail Mounting

I am a very new builder and already  very out of my depth. A few questions if I may to get some ideas and recommendations. I have built my…

Started by Greg Tiffany

4 May 10
Reply by Greg Tiffany

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…

Started by Hans

62 May 8
Reply by JB

Estimating price of labor.

I"meant thinking of putting some of my builds for sale on Etsy. I already know how much the materials cost. Was wondering how to estimate m…

Started by Greg Turner

3 May 8
Reply by Jerry Jordan

Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?

I've got this great little slide top box that I want to use to make an electric guitar.  The obvious problem is that if I mount pots and pi…

Started by Ducati Scotty

8 May 7
Reply by Ducati Scotty

De-Christmassing tins

After Christmas I finished up with a whole bunch of chocolate and cookie tins covered in pictures of Santa Claus, Snow men and Christmas me…

Started by Titch the Clown

18 May 7
Reply by Titch the Clown

Set up for fretting style playing

Hello, This is a n00b question, so apologies in advance. Id like to be able to fret notes just like a guitar or ukulele. Is it as simple as…

Started by rodger moore

3 May 6
Reply by Taffy Evans


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