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 cone as you can adjust the intonation?

Do I chop and fit the neck with rough dimensions and then measure when in place?

Any help would be great!

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Hi, if you check my recent Monkey build thread, second photo, I show it there.

your bridge would be away from the edge, the CBG shown is electric. I leave room for moving the cone back or forward to fine tune final intonation.

cheers Taff

look at and measure the other gits you have built to get a good idea of bridge offset for intonation.  action height and string gauges are the biggest contributor to how big/small that compensation is, so the more alike they are the more alike the bridge offset will be.

Stewmac.com look up fret calculator, it explains a lot.

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