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Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ducati Scotty May 7. 8 Replies

I've got this great little slide top box that I want to use to make an electric guitar.  The obvious problem is that if I mount pots and pickups, I can't slide the top back on.My plan is to just…Continue

Does it matter which way you wrap the string on a tuner?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Apr 10. 3 Replies

Hey again everyone.  I was looking on a few different guitar sites trying to get an answer to this question. I do know that you want to have the tuning gear toward the nut/bridge and the threaded…Continue

Bone or plywood for string guide?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ducati Scotty Apr 25. 15 Replies

I've been considering using a notched piece of bone or plywood for a string guide on my guitars.  I like to use a zero fret, so I don't need a real bone nut, just a notched piece to hold the strings…Continue

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Installing a Strat style bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ducati Scotty Mar 29. 6 Replies

I just installed a Strat style bridge on a guitar I made and I got lucky, it worked out perfectly!  Not knowing exactly how to place it for height relative to the finger board and scale length, this…Continue

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Ducati Scotty replied to BlueBird J's discussion guys, how much time to build a CBG
"I like the idea of building components like necks in batches. You can still get the feel of building an individual guitar even if you made some of the pieces earlier."
4 hours ago
Ducati Scotty replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?
"I just remembered when I was in the shop last night, I ordered some skull and crossbones knobs for this build, so I may still put the volume control on the lid just for looks."
May 7
Grandpa replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?
"I mounted a Gitty "Teisco Del Rey" surface mount pickup inside a cigar box box. Had enough juice to pick up vibrations through the lid. I cut a thin notch in the through-neck to position the p'up @ 1/4" below the underside of the…"
May 5
John Sawyer replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?
"That is exactly what I have done... I leave an inch of lip left...  go for it!"
May 5
Ducati Scotty replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?
"Side mount volume and a neck mounted pickup are both good ideas!  Solves a lot of problems. It’s a short box so no problems on pickup placemen there.  I was already considering a through neck, makes for a very uncluttered bridge."
May 4
Richard Dean replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?
"just throwing it up for everyone to see easier, way cool looking box."
May 4
Richard Dean replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?
"That's an awesome looking box, would make for a cool looking bluesy slide cbg, suggestions;....mount any volume/tone pots on the side facing up or the side facing the head stock, use only disc piezo as not to mar the box surface up, it's…"
May 4
Ducati Scotty replied to BlueBird J's discussion guys, how much time to build a CBG
"Oh, and here’s how Uncle Crow builds a really simple guitar and how long it takes: https://youtu.be/dmDssZ6MbOg"
May 4
Ducati Scotty replied to BlueBird J's discussion guys, how much time to build a CBG
"I'm currently tracking my time on a build out of curiosity, but let me offer a perspective here... If it's your first build, dive in with the absolute simplest design and get it over with.  Build a three string fretless slide guitar…"
May 4
Ducati Scotty replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?
"Yeah.  I figured I'd glue two block to the underside of the lid so I can run the screws in from the bottom and leave the top unmolested.  Though I probably could just sneak things in through the pickup hole.  A little creative…"
May 4
Kirk replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?
"You could remove, then re-glue the "bottom" of the box.  Or, cut a large rectangular hole on the side, to clear for "the slide" of the lid, then glue/screw on a decorative cover plate out of wood, or metal.  I like your…"
May 4
Ducati Scotty posted a discussion

Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?

I've got this great little slide top box that I want to use to make an electric guitar.  The obvious problem is that if I mount pots and pickups, I can't slide the top back on.My plan is to just shave off the lip at one end of the top and then just slip the other lip in and lay the top down into the box.  This way I lay it down in position and there's no sliding needed.  A couple of supports inside the box will hold it up where the lip was shaved off.Are there other ways to address this?  What…See More
May 4
Ducati Scotty replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Bone or plywood for string guide?
"H Mart, a Kroean grocery store nearby."
Apr 25
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"Bill, that things is just cool as hell!  You’ve inspired me to start thinking about that left over ostrich skin vinyl I have in the garage.  Scotty"
Apr 17
john mackay replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Bone or plywood for string guide?
"where from??"
Apr 14
Tom T replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Does it matter which way you wrap the string on a tuner?
"One thing to consider is which way you turn to adjust the strings. Most of us are used to the "Righty-Tighty" "Lefty-Loosey" setup of things that turn. If you look at commercial six stringers you'll usually see that the…"
Apr 10

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