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Some of my past and present fretting ideas.

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jan 9. 4 Replies

Hi All, at last I have found time to post this info.Captions should be on most photos.I obtained this fret plotting info on a sheet of paper back in the 1970's and transferred it to this sheet of…Continue

Pictures after Text?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 14, 2016. 3 Replies

sHi, I just started a post on fret work that contains quite a few pictures [and scrapped it]  what I need is the picture to follow the text. Is there a reliable way to do this? I've tried but only…Continue

Removing a Fingerboard

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 2, 2016. 7 Replies

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Taffy Evans replied to Gina G's discussion Help - What is going on with this homegrown CB Electric 6 string???
"Yep I agree with Darryl, it jumped out at first glance that the saddle position could be just behind the rear edge of the pickup. I would get the scale length correct first, then check that the fret positions give the correct pitch, note, in their…"
19 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Bill Abela's discussion Buying my first CBG in the group Australian CBG
"Hi Bill, glad you are happy with your new CBG. And the price you paid is what I would expect from a quality turned out instrument with playability, good looks and a good sound. Cheers Taff Google Taffy Evans Guitars."
Mar 22
Taffy Evans replied to Bill Abela's discussion Buying my first CBG in the group Australian CBG
"Hi Bill, those prices look good to me, cheaper than I thought they would be by looking at what you get. Good luck Taff"
Mar 16
Taffy Evans replied to Bill Abela's discussion Buying my first CBG in the group Australian CBG
"Hi, I looked at the web sight and there is a good range of styles and quality looks good, I could not see any prices though. What I did see was that the maker used to play with the Pretty Things blues band. I used to watch that band at the Ferry…"
Mar 15
Taffy Evans commented on The Phrygian Kid's group Solidbody city
"Hi Craig, thanks for the comments. Top cap is Black Wattle the body is New Guinea Rosewood and it has EMG active pickups. Cheers Taff"
Feb 27
Taffy Evans commented on The Phrygian Kid's group Solidbody city
"Hi Guy's, I don't think I have posted here before, too many groups. Anyway, I see solid bodies are the go here so I'd like to show a few. This first one has a lot of work in it, it uses my modified shape of the Tele, and is the only…"
Feb 25
Taffy Evans replied to Dave Miller's discussion Fretboards radiused or flat?
"Hi Dave, well it depends on the style of playing and type of guitar 3-4-6 string fretting note or slide playing. These are my preferences and that of most other players and guitar builders. The radiused f/b is used on instruments to aid in…"
Feb 24
Taffy Evans replied to Sam Gordon's discussion Bowed necks.
"Hi, I use Bunnings Tassie oak with no problems at all on many 3 and 4 stringers. I select only the 1/4 sawn lengths of suitable deep section and add a hardwood fretboard with frets. Cheers Taff"
Feb 15
Taffy Evans replied to Mardi Macfly's discussion Volume vs size.
"Hi mardi, the most important sound producing part of a guitar is the top. You nead a responsive top that will react quickly to the strings vibration. The smaller the soundhole more bass larger hole more treble. The bridge needs to be in the best…"
Feb 15
Taffy Evans replied to Stephanie Cartechine's discussion Anniversary gift - build or buy?
"Yep, I thought I deleted all that cos it landed here. Looks like one can't delete a post in the edit section. Never mined just ignore it, it's happened before. Taff"
Feb 12
Taffy Evans replied to Stephanie Cartechine's discussion Anniversary gift - build or buy?
"Hi, another way to check the relief (bow) is to fret a string at the first fret and fret it at the 12th at the same timekeeping. You can then sight under the string (Which will be dead straight) and see any bow of the neck referenced off the…"
Feb 12
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Taffy Evans replied to jose garcia paredes's discussion distance nut /fret 12/bridge whit zero fret
"If you check out www.Earvana.com you can see how compensated nuts work. Taff."
Feb 8
Taffy Evans replied to jose garcia paredes's discussion distance nut /fret 12/bridge whit zero fret
"Hi, nuts can also be compensated and are readily available made that way. It allows for more actuate tuning when playing lower part of the neck. I have fitted quite a few. Taff"
Feb 7
Taffy Evans replied to Wayfinder's discussion Re-enforce that CBG neck: The Golf Shaft Trick
"Hi, for me I go for an easy straight forward solutions and in this case a short length of suitable aluminium rectangle bar or tube would only be a few dollars, and is easily fitted. But I know some like the challenge (and I do too) of…"
Feb 7
Taffy Evans replied to Wayfinder's discussion Re-enforce that CBG neck: The Golf Shaft Trick
"Hi, I think you will find it's called a "T" bar due to the fact that a "T" headed bolt can be utilised with this rail. If the rail is inlaid into a work surface table top, router table or drill press table, it alows for the…"
Feb 7

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My latest and best Six stringer

Posted on January 6, 2017 at 8:45pm 6 Comments

Hi Guy's just thought I'd share my latest build.

I think I posted this in the wrong place earlier, so I'll go again. Its…

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A Dulcimer from Way Waaaay Back

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 7:57pm 1 Comment

Hi, This dulcimer was my first build ever [apart from a mandolin built without plans or one to copy, but from photos]. Anyway built in…

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Dulcimer from way back

Posted on July 19, 2016 at 7:25pm 0 Comments

Hi, I hear its Dulcimer week. Here's a photo of one I built some time ago being played by my young granddaughter. She's a young kid there but the manager of a jewellery shop now, phew! how time fly's.

I walked in the room and found that she had picked up the stick dulcimer and found one of my slides and…

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Violin with a difference.

Posted on July 5, 2016 at 8:21pm 5 Comments

I thought I would add these photos of a violin I built, as I've just seen mention of CB violins. Must have built it about 25 years…

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