Arthur Putnam
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Ok think its complete now. Added fret Marker spots and a leather homemade strip

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arthur Putnam Jul 29. 9 Replies

Well a couple things added to my first build of CBG. I added fret markers by using the head of a nail and heating it up with a torch then touch down on mark locations. Seem to work pretty well. Also…Continue

how I store my homemade Pick

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 24. 5 Replies

Looking around the house for a bit softer pick. I came up with this idea. Its a bread bag clip that I shaped just a bit. And its handy to clip on the string for storing it. What you thinks? Simple…Continue

Need advise on cigar box lid securing with electronics inside.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Dillard Aug 15. 11 Replies

From reading several build plans and designing my first CBG I want to place electronics inside that I ordered from Gitty supply. Should be here today. I am wonder if it best to secure the lid in…Continue

wood burning in fret lines? Any Pros or Cons on doing so?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Arthur Putnam Jul 21. 10 Replies

I want to mark out the fret lines on a build I am doing for reference. I will not be installing fret bars but want the reference. Was thinking of wood burning the lines. Has anyone tried this (wood…Continue


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