I've almost finished my first cigar box guitar. I had planned on tuning it to GDG. I've been playing bass for about a year and a half and have very little understanding concerning how to chord a…Continue
"Hi Andre, I am by no means an expert. This is the only bass that I have built. Work, family, and band limit my time to build any. I did make the box, but I am lucky enough to have access to some rough cut lumber and a wood…"
You're find with +/- 1/16 of an inch fretless. You can always adjust your position a bit depending on what your ear tells you. My problem was more drastic. I printed a fret scale off a link found here and didn't check it for scaling. I had planned my bridge and nut positions, locked everything in, then started burning the fret marks. Only after playing and not liking the sound did I find the error. My 12th fret is about a fret and a half out of position. For my second guitar I put the neck next to my Fender guitar and duplicated the positions.
Thanks for the invite. Have fun with the builds. I think you will enjoy EBE. My first guitar is also tuned Ebe with only one wound string. It is a really cool sound, but I monkeyed up the fret marks so I'm adding a fingerboard to correct that.