WELCOME! Anyone is more than welcome to join! This is a place for all Arizona CBG builders/players to get together! I am hoping we can all get to know each other and maybe start something local here in AZ, be it a once a month jam, or what ever!See More
"Julian: That's my concern as well. More and more I think I'm going to just have to do this with the top loader and fasten everything together for strength. I'll likely set it up like a hollowbody wiring harness so I can get to all the…"
"I recently completed my first 6-string electric, and went for a through-the-body approach for the strings.
First thing I had to do was go out and buy an extra-long drill bit, none I had were long enough!
I also cut away the area where the bridge is…"
"I'm kinda having the same dilemma with my six string build. My bridge is drilled for either through body strings or top loading, and was gonna go the top loading way, however I'm a bit woried about the weight of pull of the strings on the…"
Thanks for all the tips! I think I'll go with the top loader just to make thinngs a little easier on myself. Since this is going to predominantly be an "electric" I'm not as worried about sacrificing some sustain,…"
"A top loader bridge is a good alternative and probably a better choice for your first go round. One thing to keep in mind for later builds: top loaders don't sustain as well as string-thru-bodies. The effect is small but it is there.
"No problem, but a six string like this is pretty ambitious for a first time build. Still, I continually see first time builds that blow my first build way, way out of the water, so what do I know?
You might be able to do that but I advise against…"