"The bridge should be placed on the sound board in the position that's twice the distance from nut to the 12 fret on a chromatically fretted instrument. This is an old banjo player's rule of thumb that I've seen applied equally well to…"
You called it. This box was bigger than I have built for in the past. I could have made a longer neck for sure. I lucked out and it still has a pretty good acoustic sound. I really do appreciate your comment, I have really admired all your…"
"Real nice build, but from an acoustic stand point the bridge is it too far back to make the top (soundboard) vibrate correctly. Compare this to a standard acoustic guitar. Please take my comments in a constructive way. I understand building has a…"
"I did build one with threased rod. It started whwn I messed up the neck :) I epoxied a rod into the end of the neck pretty much like you did. I did have some issues with the strength of the rod initially but I dealt with that by raising the neck…"
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