Well now I'm going to start with my first CBG.

Just purchased the wood for my neck. It's red oak and have it made square and straight and its now 44 by 19 mm and 120 cm long. (sorry for metric sizes).

Also on the flea market bought an old mahjong box being 456 x 284 x 61 mm. So volume is big. Is this to big??????

Lid thickness is app. 6mm and bottom is app.6,3 mm is the lid to thick?

And now for attaching the neck: should I mount it to the lid (glued or screws) or to the bottom? Think I'll make it go through the box. Also planning to use a rod piezo.

All help is welcome :-)



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That box doesn't sound like it's too big. Most of the boxes that people build with, even the big ones, are still quite a bit smaller than a full-size acoustic guitar. I've seen some that were comparable, but not many. So 'too big' is a relative term. As for the thickness of the lid, it's a little thicker than I'd prefer, but I've had a few that were close to that size, and they sounded good, so I think you'll be alright. As for mounting the neck, it depends on what you want. If you want the best sound, mount it on the thinnest side. If appearance is important, and one side looks better than the other, use that one. I would use screws to mount the neck, because they're easier to remove, if necessary.


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