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
"Harvey, thank you for your comments. I just sort of guessed on string gauges. I used a flatwound D string for a bass ( I think ... can't remember ). and then just plain steel guitar strings for the other two. He has been able…"
"Nice bass cefa. Are the silicone strings similar in texture to nylon? I've been thinking about trying to build a 20" scale bass similar to those uke basses that are available now. The uke bass strings are around $24 a set."
"Great looking guitar and a beautiful box. I have some of the black ones. That same picture is on the inside of them but the outside is just black. I've been thinking about trying to steam it off and glue it to the outside."
These are a couple of electric stomp-boxes that a buddy and I put together. They're basically built like Ted Crocker's Terrraplane boxes. We used single-coil generic Strat pickups. We lined under the pickup and onto the underside of the tag with…
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.