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Tuneomatic bridge no contact to strings for ground..aluminum?

i have a tuneomatic style bridge  ...I acquired it in a trade a while back so I don’t know the brand. It has fat posts that are drilled in…

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music

4 Feb 15
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How much more difficult is a dog bowl resonator to build?

How much more difficult is a dog bowl resonator to build compared to a regular cbg? Thanks, Bill

Started by Curio Bill

51 Feb 15
Reply by CboxGypsy


I have made a duct tape strap and a wine bottle slide. Now I want a home made capo. Has anyone had any success making one they care to shar…

Started by Brendan deVallance

7 Feb 15
Reply by Kirk

Strap Button Location

I'm done with building my CBG now it's on to playing it.  From the pic you can see where I put the strap button.  Bad thing about that loca…

Started by Paul W. McGuire

11 Feb 15
Reply by Paul W. McGuire

4 string neck width

Heya!  I'm working on my first 4 stringer.  What is the recommended neck width? could I get away with the standard 1 1/2" neck width. Thank…

Started by Scott

3 Feb 14
Reply by CboxGypsy

CBG using bass neck

Got a bass neck that I’m going to covert to a six string with the bass neck running thru the cigar box. heated up the bass fretboard with a…

Started by john keven kemege

8 Feb 14
Reply by Paul Craig

Bracing Question

I am using gittys box kit with the finger joint corners. In his description he mentions that I might want to use bracing on the sound board…

Started by Ronald Hanes

3 Feb 12
Reply by Taffy Evans

Setting out to make sure scale length is perfect

Hi All, I am about to start a 6 string resonator. How do I lay it all out so the scale length is perfect? I guess its even harder with a co…

Started by Rob

3 Feb 11
Reply by Paul Craig

Aged copper pipe slide.

I just made my first guitar slide. It turned out way better than I expected. I used ammonia vapors and salt.  My first attempt was off th…

Started by Paul Cezanne

9 Feb 10
Reply by Erasmo Coco


Has anybody built an guitar or diddly bow out of cypress?

Started by Larry Allen

3 Feb 9
Reply by Lane Martin


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