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Baritone Guitar (cbg)

If you build baritone cigar box guitars or have a likeness for them, this group is for you.

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Baritone a la fender bass VI

Started by Adam Crofts. Last reply by William J Russell Oct 22, 2015. 2 Replies

Hi all,I just joined up and am looking forward to building some instruments!  I thought I might start with a 3 or 4 string baritone strung with strings for a Fender bass VI (or Jaguar Baritone).  Any…Continue

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Started by Where's Uranus? May 22, 2013. 0 Replies

May be the wrong place to ask this, but I was planning on building some kind of baritone, using an old beginners bass neck. My question is, I have a pile of 2x4 pieces from a recent project, I got a…Continue

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Comment by Where's Uranus? on January 18, 2016 at 2:14pm
Comment by Where's Uranus? on January 18, 2016 at 2:12pm
I use the bottom of the Ernie Ball 6 string (Fender VI) set on mine which is 28"
Comment by Robert Killen on October 26, 2015 at 4:26am

Hi all.
Just finished my 5th build. I decided to double two Corojo No5s and string it up with the bottom 3 of a standard git set. I tuned it to D-A-D (a 4th below standard CBG tuning).

It sounds great. But I don't know what to call it. It doesn't have the short length of a tenor or the length of most baritones.

Any suggestions? Cheers!

Comment by Fake8pe on September 22, 2015 at 11:45pm
Where is the best place to find string for a 3 stringer, 30" scale?
Comment by Sammy Lloyd on September 15, 2015 at 3:58pm

I got a question, I'd love any answer that may guide me in the right direction.

I have a Tenor CBUke....it's 17" scale......however, over time I've got used to playing DGBE (a la Baritone scale). Is it possible to tune a Tenor CBU to DGBE.....and not the GCEA strings that would normally be recommended? I await with any advice. (if it is possible....what strings would I require? ) cheers Sammy

Comment by Where's Uranus? on September 19, 2013 at 12:24pm
I'd say no, Steve Wishnevsky builds his basses without truss rods, and claims his headstock design is key to the strength.

The caveat would be if you live in a climate where the humidity varies wildly, like the Midwest, where your neck will expand / contract a lot and need a lot of adjustment for playability.
Comment by Marcus Darwell on September 19, 2013 at 12:15pm

Hi. I've built a couple of 4 string CBGs and would like to try a bass - I have a really nice box that was given to me. I have loads of questions but my basic one is do I need a truss rod (beyond my tools/skills) or would a laminated straight-thru neck take the strain? Thanks for any advice......

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on August 15, 2013 at 3:49pm

Nice Jim, glad I could help. Post a vid of that bad boy when you get the chance.

Comment by Jim brinkley on August 15, 2013 at 10:19am
Blind Lemon cello, thanks fro the tip on the strings, used. 36,26, 17, sounds real sweet. TA
Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on August 11, 2013 at 1:49pm

Jim, you should have no trouble getting a GDG tune from the sets I mentioned. My 4 string 30" CBG is FFCF, my Teisco is GDGB, have fun.

 

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