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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

lid thickness and neckmounting

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ryan Rose Mar 3, 2012. 1 Reply

Well now I'm going to start with my first CBG.Just purchased the wood for my neck. It's red oak and have it made square and straight and its now 44 by 19 mm and 120 cm long. (sorry for metric…Continue

 

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Home Made Resonator Boxes 101, v.2.0

Beginning Box Building. Nothing too fancy, but functional. For people who don't have easy access to cigar boxes. Other home made non-rectangular box resonator discussions are also welcome.See More
Oct 27, 2013
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How loud can we make it?

bring on the home made resonators. tips tricks plans and songs.
Oct 27, 2013
Scott aka Farmer Ted replied to Honsik's discussion Pickup height in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Ditto with Marty's comment. Too close to strings, and sustain suffers. Too far away and the output is thin."
Oct 3, 2013
Marty O replied to Honsik's discussion Pickup height in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Anywhere from 5 mm to 10 mm...I try to keep it around 6 mm...but it can depend on how powerful each pickup is."
Oct 3, 2013
Honsik added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Pickup height

I have a question about pickup height. What distance should there be between the strings and the pickup surface? I have a mini humbucker with double rails from suntek. Anyone have some advise?See More
Oct 3, 2013
Honsik commented on Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com)'s group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I have a question about pickup height. What distance should there be between the strings and the pickup surface? I have a mini humbucker with double rails from suntek."
Oct 3, 2013
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Three string guitars

Everything about anything that's a three stringerSee More
Oct 2, 2013
Michael Fred Johnson replied to Honsik's discussion Neck and fingerboard for big box.
"You could do a bridge similar to this"
Sep 28, 2013
Honsik replied to Honsik's discussion Neck and fingerboard for big box.
"Okay I have decided. I use a acoustic floating bridge which I modified. Second I'm gone use a tailpeze something like a trapeze thing. Have to look for a hinge or something like it. Bridge is going to be spot on twice  the distance from…"
Sep 28, 2013
David McQueen replied to Honsik's discussion Neck and fingerboard for big box.
"My dreadnought is only 20" long on the box. Smaller size guitar is probably about the size of your box. So maybe you want to treat it that way. Plan for the fretboard breaking over the box at the 12th fret if you want to be,like a classical…"
Sep 24, 2013
Ron "Oily" Sprague replied to Honsik's discussion Neck and fingerboard for big box.
"There is a third option: the trapeze tailpiece. I use curled or cutoff forks for mine (see my photo album on my profile page). You could also do the Fender or Schecter string through the body and neck idea ( I think Dan Sleep posted a photo…"
Sep 24, 2013
The Capo Kid replied to Honsik's discussion Neck and fingerboard for big box.
" Post up some pics of the build , this will give us a better understanding of your problem"
Sep 24, 2013
Honsik replied to Honsik's discussion Neck and fingerboard for big box.
"Well guy's due tosome circumstances I haven't been working for a long time on my CBG. Now I'm picking up again and again the work. In addition to all mentioned above I have finished the neck and the bridge. On my BIG box the bridge is…"
Sep 24, 2013
Honsik replied to Luc Bosman's discussion From Belgium in the group Introduce Yourself!
"Welcome, I'm not from belgium but from neteherlands, so hi neighbour :-)  "
Mar 12, 2013
Honsik replied to Janne 63's discussion My First CBG.Neck and piezo attach. in the group The Beginners Club
"Just make sure it is possible for the lid to vibrate. So keep a little space between lid and neck. If you want to have easy acces to the piezo and or elemnts, glue the neck to the lid so when opening youy do'n't have to loosen the…"
Jun 14, 2012
The Phrygian Kid replied to Honsik's discussion wiring pick-up/piezo/preamp
"It's the switch terminals for the switching jack. You may only be able to find dpdt switching jacks, that's fine obviously but you only need one throw for this application. You can use a trs jack in the other output to short the battery to…"
Apr 12, 2012

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

Hi,

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

David

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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