Baritone Guitar (cbg)

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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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My latest build

Started by Donny Bell. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 14, 2017. 1 Reply

I just wanted to share my latest build - a 7-string acoustic baritone using an Undercrown Shade cigar box. 27" scale, piezo pickup, and Fishman preamp.…Continue

Short Scale Resonator Bass Build

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 23, 2017. 24 Replies

I got a large cookie tin from my mother in law(4" x 12" x 9") and decided to do a resonator bass without frets.Thinking about using a Uke type strip Piezo, P Bass Pickups, 3-way switch, 250k volume…Continue

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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Joining Lumber

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 Paul Craig on July 2, 2017 at 5:16pm

Built this for the Plumbers Challenge Build. It's a 27" scale Baritone 3 string. Uses the biggest low strings from a 6 string set (low E/A/D tuned D/A/D 1 octave low). I hacked a hand drill motor part to make the humbucking pickup. Made the git out of schedule 40 PVC pipe.

Comment by Paul Craig on October 27, 2016 at 1:28pm

Thanks Blind Lemon Chello, I like yours too.

Just look on the thread "Short Scale Resonator Bass Build" in the discussion forum. On the last page at the bottom is the last pics I took. Just needs strings and a bridge.

Comment by Blind Lemon Cello on October 27, 2016 at 1:08pm

Paul, very cool, can't wait to see pics, love my baritone!! Same 30" scale, 1 bass string, 3 tenor strings, 2 pups & outputs, open "F" tune, very nasty!!

Comment by Paul Craig on May 28, 2016 at 5:20pm

Just joined the group. I came into possession of a 12" x 9" x 4" cookie tin and had some thick square table legs. So my plan is to build a 30" short scale Bass Resonator with 4 strings, a strip piezo for ukes and a P Bass pup.

I'll start a build thread soon.

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.
 

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My latest build

Started by Donny Bell. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 14, 2017. 1 Reply

Short Scale Resonator Bass Build

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 23, 2017. 24 Replies

Baritone a la fender bass VI

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

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