Hello again, I have another question. I made a few 3 string CBG's using a 1" dia. pole for a neck. If you've built and sold using this type of neck, did you put fret and dot markings on it or did you let the customer fend for himself? Thanks.

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If its for sale I would mark the neck just my opinion the buyer may have no experience with scale so keep it easy and simple so there is a good foundation for them to build on .

I've seen some builds where they use zip ties as frets for simplicity

Thanks Richard. I was thinking more of masking the neck and painting.

I've built a total of six of them so far, all with 1, 2 or 3 strings, none of them have frets or dot markers, 1 kept, 2 I sold and 3 I'm selling, haven't had any problems myself and the customers haven't complained.

As long as you're good with a slide and know the scale length, frets ain't needed on a broom handle.

That would make things easier. I could always show them how to mark them with a piece of masking tape down the neck while they are learning. Thanks JP.

I'd put small marks along the top edge

Thanks JL - Great Idea

I have done it two ways.... on the edge visible to the player, I have marked the fret positions with a sharpie, and put dots for the major positions... the other thing I have done is use cigar bands to mark the major positions.... looks awesome!
Thanks John. That does sound cool using cigar bands. I've got one in particular that I'm going to try that on. Thanks.

Broom handles are a great nod to the past,not to mention economical.


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