Well I got all my parts and I am working on setting up the neck for my cigar box guitar. I have marked my box for neck placement and I am now looking at where the bridge will go on the box lid. I…Continue
"If somebody could speak clearly, blind could read by passing the fingers over the letters, if you want a bridge into the back of the box, the distance from the diapason, it's calculated based on the box, and the fingerboard length she's…"
You want to lay out exactly where you will place your bridge with some room to be able to move the bridge around to adjust your intonation if need be. This is usually a very small measured adjustment from your measured 25.5 or 24.5…"
"Proper intonation can be had at any scale length, not just in the 24.5 to 25.5 range. Decide what scale you want then find a fret calculater on line, stewmac has one. Mark you frets properly and you will have no problem intonating it. Mine are all…"
"Paul, here is what I have found in building these guitars. You are right on the measurements that you posted, I, personally, build mine to a 25" scale, allowing for 25 and 1/8" for compensation. I made an aluminium scale that has very…"
"Hi Paul. There seem to be all sorts of theories about this and that and the most often quoted here is "no rules". That can be both an advantage and a disadvantage of course. People here have made fine CBGs with both significantly longer…"
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Well I got all my parts and I am working on setting up the neck for my cigar box guitar. I have marked my box for neck placement and I am now looking at where the bridge will go on the box lid. I have read that for good intonation you should be between 24.5 and 25.5 inches from the nut to the bridge. In measuring this it does not look right. Looking at the neck it does not seem like there is enough room from the box where they meet to the nut for proper fretting. Help I am feeling lost,…See More
i just joined cigarbox nation.gathering supplies for my first build. i live in covington,in and and employed by home depot in crawfordsville(now on extended medical leave) can't play a lick but love to build stuff. letme know how your build goes