• Im working on my first actual CBG. I was not expecting it to be as loud as my acoustic guitar but, the volume projection is much lower than expected. I have one sound hole in upper left. would adding another sound hole make it a bit louder?

  • also, I think it would have been better to brace the box under the bridge instead of supporting it with the wood coming through the body, if that makes any sense. I did cut away a large part of the top and bottom of that wood coming through the box so to allow the box to resonate more, but left it in contact with the box under the bridge and near where the neck starts.

  • the bridge itself is made from oak flooring..I used the edge with the tongue and filed it an angle for intonation. would it have been better to use a less dense wood? or cut notches on the bottom of the bridge where it contacts the body?
  • Neck and fret board are also oak. (its what I have an abundance of), though, I wont do the fret board out of oak again.
  • any experience shared would be appreciated

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Very good idea.


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