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Shipping a CBG

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ducati Scotty Dec 12, 2017. 35 Replies

I built a CBG that I was going to send from Oregon to my brother in New York.  I had a box that was a little big but would do, all told it weighed a little over 8 pounds.I went down to FedEx and it…Continue

1/8” thick fretboards?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jeffrey ross Nov 16, 2017. 35 Replies

I popped into Rockler the other day, they’re a tool and supplies store for woodworking. I found and bought a few 1/8”x2”x24” pieces of exotic hardwood. I figured these would be really nice for…Continue

Working on #4

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Nov 26, 2017. 8 Replies

I rough cut the headstock for my next license plate guitar. It’s a surprise gift for a good friend.

Build #3, one for my brother

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ducati Scotty Oct 30, 2017. 3 Replies

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ee6fSgX1XhUhs7Fa2This one had several incarnations before it was right. It started as a fretless acoustic slide I…Continue

 

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Ducati Scotty replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"If I had a better shop setup, it probably would have been easier just to make a simple case like that. "
Dec 12, 2017
TimbuckII replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
" Don't know about less, wasn't much or I wouldn't have done it. Made a case for it, taped it up, taped a label on it and mailed it.  "
Dec 12, 2017
Ducati Scotty replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"Keeping them simple so your labor cost doesn’t run up is good. Keeping the price where, as you say, people don’t think twice is also really good.  I’m sure the hat helps a lot.  Maybe I need a hat. "
Dec 12, 2017
CboxGypsy replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
" I live in the hills. I wear a stetson hat. I'm in an area that is secluded half the year, but gets tourism in the summer. I stay on a campground, and build there. People on vacation I found want to go home with something like this, and…"
Dec 12, 2017
Br Harold F Stubbs III replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"Sounds like that arsehole amp guy.. But I like this thought of finding a niche and making something more / less repeatable.. Brandable even.."
Dec 11, 2017
CboxGypsy replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"My advice is build up some inventory, and make them so it is affordable for you, and priced so people will drop the cash without thinking about it. Then just find you nitch. Try a lot of different things until something works for you. For all of us…"
Dec 11, 2017
Br Harold F Stubbs III replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"I got in so deep right away I just wanna build and sell as a business.. May do an antique mall type deal and online during the winter months / until I find local places to sell, but plotting on Ren faire vending and craft / farmer's markets…"
Dec 11, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"I've been selling on eBay since 2002. sold my first 4 on first listing, I almost always offer free shipping, but what I do is calculate the farthest conus destination, and add half the shipping cost to my price, I cover the other half, 100% pos…"
Dec 6, 2017
CboxGypsy replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
" I have a booth in an antique mall, and I had a couple of gits in there and they sat. I knew tourists would be coming into the campground Thanksgiving, so I pulled them out of there. I sold one at the campground, and another to someone that I…"
Dec 6, 2017
Ducati Scotty replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"I'm just building for myself and friends.  I had fantasized that it would be nice to build when I can and sell them but this certainly helped squash that idea.  I agree with you, it's much easier to sell to people who can hold it…"
Dec 6, 2017
CboxGypsy replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"Keep the box small. A rectangular narrow sort of thing will work.    I made one for a cousin commissioned by my uncle. He was a bit nervous about the shipping, and sent me some extra money to do it ups and insure it etc. He also…"
Dec 6, 2017
Grandpa replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Working on #4
"Good lookin' git, Scotty. Your friend will be smilin' for sure! I like selling gits when I do, but makin' a gift is even more rewarding."
Nov 26, 2017
Ducati Scotty replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Working on #4
"I put the body together the other day. Here it is mocked up. Stepped neck, Wisconsin plate, walnut fret board, and Strat style bridge."
Nov 26, 2017
Richard Dean replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"Only thing you need now is my address...;-)"
Nov 19, 2017
Ducati Scotty replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"All set! Final packaging was 5# and 39” x 11” x 6”. Should cost not about $22 to ship. Thanks again to everyone for your help and suggestions."
Nov 19, 2017
Ducati Scotty replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Shipping a CBG
"Duct tape is just to hold the foam box together. That will be wrapped in cardboard and maybe paper with just clear tape, like you say."
Nov 19, 2017

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