"Use an A, D and G String and then tune the A to G. This then tunes the CBG to a G chord (1st 5th Octave).
For a banjo tuning of G B D you could use an A, and 2 x D strings. Tune the A string to G, a D string to B and keep the other D string…"
"I often use bolts and I always allow roughly half the thickness of the bolt as part of the fretboard length. So to accommodate this I have to take away a little of the fret board (half of the bolt width) on the first fret spacing."
"The aluminum will give you a more metallic sound and the wood would be much warmer. I think that by using both materials you would end up with a great guitar either way. Make sure that the aluminum is not too thin as the wight of the bridge/strings…"
This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More