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fret boards

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Sep 13. 4 Replies

Hello all. I want to put fretboard on my cbg. My question is that if I put a 1/4 inch fret board on a 3/4 inch neck that makes the neck pretty beefy at one inch. Am I missing something about fret…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Apr 26. 4 Replies

Hiya  guys  and gals  Been lurking for while  looks  to  me  that  you  can  come  up  with  just  about  anything  cog related .  My question  is  how  do  you  attach  the  9v  battery  inside  the…Continue

 

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Kigar replied to Mark's discussion fret boards
"If it is a 3 string and both woods are hardwood, 3/4" is plenty thick in total.  Built and seen plenty of 3 stringers in oak or maple with no fretboard and no issues.  Poplar and other soft wood is another story.  Whether it is…"
Sep 13
Mike Reilly replied to Mark's discussion fret boards
"Tom's reply shows how people on this page are willing to share their knowledge."
Sep 12
Tom T replied to Mark's discussion fret boards
"One inch is "thick" for a neck at the nut end, but not down at the box end. Without a truss rod, the additional beef at the nut end may be warranted (or not depending on the string selection). Most players/builders keep it simple and just…"
Sep 12
Paul Craig replied to Mark's discussion fret boards
"It's the way it's usually done. A 6 string guitar is close to 1" after putting it together, but then the backside is carved and the fretboard gets a radius. The first fret area will usually be rounded and the higher end will usually…"
Sep 12
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fret boards

Hello all. I want to put fretboard on my cbg. My question is that if I put a 1/4 inch fret board on a 3/4 inch neck that makes the neck pretty beefy at one inch. Am I missing something about fret boards or is there a way to deal with thicknessSee More
Sep 12
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Sweetwater replied to Mark's discussion Cigar box amp
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Mark posted a discussion

Cigar box amp

Hiya  guys  and gals  Been lurking for while  looks  to  me  that  you  can  come  up  with  just  about  anything  cog related .  My question  is  how  do  you  attach  the  9v  battery  inside  the  box  so  it  doesn't  rattling  around  See More
Apr 25
Mark replied to BP - RabidSalad -'s discussion Fret Wire Straightener
"I'm not crazy about stew mac but they ship their fret wire straight. if you cut it close one piece will give about 14 frets. I buy the bulk pack......much cheaper than buying single pieces"
Jun 22, 2016
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