"Re bracing; I built a box mando last year and used a thin piece of solid koa for the top. When all was complete, it played dull.klunky. I was so dissappointed. It looked great but I wanted it to sound good accoustically. So on a…"
"Yes, you can use a 6 pole pickup. As said above try to get the poles near the strings and it will work. If you have a pickup already with 6 poles and you want it to be a blade type you can run a piece of steel across the poles, then you don't…"
"IMHO lids are too thick. I take a dremel tool with a large sanding bit and make passes that radiate out from where the bridge would sit.Sometimes I carefully remove to top and take my belt sander to it. I leave a few thick radiating areas which…"
"Love this question sense Im starting on my second CBG build........I plan on using some bracing tho I agree it isn't necessary . I want to see what effect it may have...even tho I won't have a head to head comparison. I have done some WWW…"