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Most cigar boxes available to us have various labels glued to them - a tax stamp, bar code, pricing label, or the dreaded "Smoking Kills". When I want to remove these on a wooden box, I usually just peel 'em away and finish the job by rubbing the…Continue
As I understand it, a scarf joint is used to angle the strings to prevent them from jumping out of the nut: this is why Fender and other manufacturers use string guides on straight headstocks.I did a scarf joint on my first CBG and have done…Continue
Hey all, building an upright bass out of a large drawer. Making the soundboard out of the thin plywood skin of an old hollow core door. I don't really want to use a router to make the top flush with the box. What do you suggest to get a nice edge…Continue
Hi,I am planning my next build.3-string, red oak neck with scarf joint, 24.5 scale, bone nut and saddle, rod piezo mounted under the saddle.Question,What are the effects of bracing the underside of the box lid.Is it worth the effort ?Also is adding…Continue
Hi There,I'm on a new build with a question about pickups.I'm building a 3-string electric, can I use a 6-string pickup for that.If so, is my string placement "between the dots".If not, what are my basic options.Thank you for your input.chrisContinue
HI , ive built a couple of cbg,s now , they look pretty good , but they are very hard to finger and make them sound right , and when you get up around the 12 fret they dont sound quite right , i dont know if its something iam doing wrong , or its…Continue
I have built a few cbgs and I am noticing some strings are wound counter clockwise and some clockwise. Which is best? Also when you order right handed tuners does that mean they are placed on the back right side of the guitar so when you turn it…Continue