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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Dec 6, 2014. 9 Replies

Did finish a 3 string CBG with 25,5"scale and bridge and nut using a bolt.First it was fretless and tuned to GDg using strings .042-.032-.024.Than I dicided to make frets. Glued toothpicks on the…Continue

which strings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Apr 11, 2012. 4 Replies

Just purchased some strings and wondering which to use for my 3-stringer. Want to tune it in open G.Got 2 sets:Fender 150XL = .012 / .016 / .024 / .032 / .042 / .053andDÁddario EZ900= .010 / .014 /…Continue

negative relief for neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by MichaelS Country Boy Guitars Mar 12, 2012. 7 Replies

I'm doing some planning for my CBG. Using a 25.5" fingerboard and using  a length to the 21st fet give me a lengt out of the box of  17 59/64"or 455,14 mm. Now to compenstae the string tension some…Continue

Neck and fingerboard for big box.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Sep 28, 2013. 17 Replies

I'm confused guys. I can buy a fingerboard precut with 25,5" fretscale which is 517 mm long (20.35").My box is 456 mm long (17.95"). Now I start calculating. I want  the bridge to be about 56 mm…Continue


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At 3:53pm on February 22, 2012, David L. said…


Thank you for the friend request - have you started building yet?


At 10:42am on February 17, 2012, Careless John said…

Honsik ... I was in your position a month or two ago, but the people on here are really helpful, and trust me, dont be afraid to make a guitar and get it wrong ... I think we all have.

Enjoy it, and when you get that 1st one up and running you will be hooked.


At 10:24am on February 17, 2012, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Aint half hot fan ? Loads of info on the site. I'm just finishing No.21 and still learning but if I can help ask



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