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Best way to get fretboard over box top

Started this discussion. Last reply by TROY CLECKLER Feb 20. 43 Replies

First build and first post so bear with me as I’ll probably have  few questions along the way. I’m using a CBGitty box, burnt laser markings are on the outside on purpose. I’ve wood burned the top…Continue

 

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TROY CLECKLER replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"I think I’ve got room to put it on the neck under the top. Would that be a better location? Also, what gauge strings do I need to buy from local music store for open G tuning?"
Feb 20
Korrigan replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"I think it looks fantastic Troy! I love the weathered look. I don't think your going to like the piezo on the back though, it's going to pick up a lot of unwanted handling noise and not a lot of vibration from the strings. Also, you…"
Feb 20
TROY CLECKLER replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"Alright guys, it’s finished. Take a look and tell me what you think, give it to me, need the advise for the next build. I’ve got double piezo pickup hot glued in place and covered in hot glue, one on lid close to the bridge and one on…"
Feb 20
TROY CLECKLER replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"Just taking good advice from the experts, that’s all but thanks."
Feb 18
Korrigan replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"That sir is freakin' awesome!  : )"
Feb 18
Richard Dean replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"Aside from a little direction, he already looks like an expert... and Korrigan....your hair....it keeps a changing, I've got a new one for you next time and in case you couldn't tell, just funnin ya ! :-)))"
Feb 18
Derek Rose replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"Nice work, looks like a good player."
Feb 18
Korrigan replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"That looks much better! Dang Troy you're going to be an expert by the time you're done with your first build. : )"
Feb 18
TROY CLECKLER replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"It’s almost like you. Guys sorta now what you’re talking about  : ) I cut the bridge down and got the string hight to right at 6/64 on low string, angled the bridge and checked the intonation and it’s good.  It frets…"
Feb 18
David Bowes replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"Nice looking Guitar and good wood burning, way better than my first attempt. I do not want to hijack this discussion, but what thickness is best for fretboards, I managed to get some scarp timber/ off cuts a while back which was about 5mm thick, and…"
Feb 18
Derek Rose replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"It may be OK for slide, but for fretting/chording it should be OK around 7/64" for the bass string and down to 5/64", then a little lower for the treble strings, around 5/64". Better to start higher and then go lower depending on your…"
Feb 18
TROY CLECKLER replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"Yeah, got a lot to figure out. I knew this would be a learning curve build. Being that this is the first one I’ve had my hands on I’m not sure what I’m looking for as far as what’s best for playability. I’ve got to…"
Feb 17
TROY CLECKLER replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"So if I’m reading this right, I’m double what I need to be at 12 th fret, 5/32."
Feb 17
TROY CLECKLER replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"Set the bridge at25-1/2” then used tuner for open note then checked the intonation on 12"
Feb 17
Korrigan replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"Looks like your bridge is 90 degrees to your strings, meaning all of your strings are the same length. If you want better intonation your thicker stings should be slightly longer than your thinner strings. Did you set the bridge just by measuring or…"
Feb 17
Korrigan replied to TROY CLECKLER's discussion Best way to get fretboard over box top
"That is a great looking first build Troy, nice job! It's a matter of taste but for me it would be too low at the nut and too high at the bridge end. You'll have to figure out what works for you."
Feb 17

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