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I posted a while ago asking for advice on some tools to do a CBG build with my students, and got some great ideas - thanks! We've been working on the project for the past month (this is being done with my Middle School "Guitar Club" that only meets once a week). In addition, I've started a couple at home myself. Feel free to take a look, and offer unsolicited advice and/or "What were you thinking?!?" comments (though if I said to feel free to offer them, I suppose it's not unsolicited...):
I like the dog print head stock Did ya think about a bone for the bridge?
Are you going to paint the face? How about big floppy ears made out of felt on the sides hanging down too. Enjoy.
your ideas sound great ,, i suggest a paw print sound hole/s ;-)
Love the ear idea - may have to explore that one, since the guitar body is the dog's face, and the sound holes are his pupils and nose. I'm a bit puzzled about the bridge placement, though - I've thought about a bone, but also considering putting it where the tailpiece meets the box so that nothing is marring the face on the box - would this be a bad idea, sound-wise? Obviously, sound is not the only priority on this guitar, but it'd be nice if it sounded good, too!
yer scale should be the same from the nut to the 12th frett & the 12th to the bridge
It's done...(been done for a while - just took this long to get pictures up...) I was pleasantly surprised by the sound of it - something I was not expecting at all. I was content with this one being primarily a "show piece", since it was for my 4-year-old...
After looking around (A LOT), and considering your replies, I decided to carve out a little bone and paint it for the saddle, then used a piece of brass from the hardware store for the bridge. Worked out well!
Since I didn't cut back or angle the head, I added 3 small brass eye screws as string guides (after removing the capo, of course!), which worked out well!
That looks really cool. Very different than most. Great job.