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CBG using bass neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Mar 10. 10 Replies

Got a bass neck that I’m going to covert to a six string with the bass neck running thru the cigar box.heated up the bass fretboard with an iron.  Pealed it off and going to use a maple six string…Continue

1st cigar box guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by john keven kemege Nov 13, 2017. 7 Replies

Just finished a 6-string cb guitar...…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to john keven kemege's discussion CBG using bass neck
"I use 2 hard wood boards(1 on top of the fretboard and 1 under the neck) that are the same width of the neck and clamp it all together to keep even pressure all the way across and up/down while the glue dries. Also use 10 to 12 clamps.  Reason…"
Mar 10
john keven kemege replied to john keven kemege's discussion CBG using bass neck
"Installed pre-cut stainless steel frets onto the pre—cut fretboard. next step will be gluing the fretboard to the bass neck... "
Mar 9
Paul Craig replied to john keven kemege's discussion CBG using bass neck
"Is the box a 1/8" thick plywood sides and back with the fiberboard top? If so, you'll need to run a brace all the way through the box. 6 strings tuned to pitch will make a thin box fold up easy. 3 strings wouldn't be a problem and…"
Feb 14
Paul Craig replied to john keven kemege's discussion CBG using bass neck
"You'll be able to get away with that I'm sure. I like the headstock."
Feb 14
john keven kemege replied to john keven kemege's discussion CBG using bass neck
"here's my headstock template: I think it's a Schecter headstock that I flipped so i would mimic the bass headstock's form..."
Feb 13
john keven kemege replied to john keven kemege's discussion CBG using bass neck
"Bass neck is 1 5/8” at the nut... I’ll use a six string nut that is 1 11/16” and trim it down a bit on each end."
Feb 13
john keven kemege replied to john keven kemege's discussion CBG using bass neck
"The neck had a 26” fretboard. the cigar box is 11” long, so I’m planning to run the neck that distance on a red oak 3” wide and 3/4” runner. The runner will be glued to the box with a 3/8” routed pocket that the…"
Feb 12
Paul Craig replied to john keven kemege's discussion CBG using bass neck
"How are you going to attach the neck to the box?"
Feb 12
john keven kemege replied to john keven kemege's discussion CBG using bass neck
"Plugged the bass tuner holes with dowel plugs. downed loaded a 6-string tuner template with 3L 3R arrangement ( the bass neck was 2L 2R) when I get the tuners I’ll check the positions on template to verify that the tuners and tuner keys have…"
Feb 12
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Paul Craig replied to john keven kemege's discussion CBG using bass neck
"Bass necks are thinner(width wise) at the nut than 6 string guitars(5 string bass necks are better for this), so your nut and string spacing at the nut may be an issue. Regular 6 string guitar nut width is 11/16" to 3/4". You can fill in…"
Feb 11
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Cbd using bass neck

Got a bass neck that I’m going to covert to a six string with the bass neck running thru the cigar box.heated up the bass fretboard with an iron.  Pealed it off and going to use a maple six string fretboard in its place(22-fret / 24.75”). Probably stop the fretboard at the juncture to the cigar box ( so it will end up being < 22 frets...) more as work progresses...KevenSee More
Feb 10
john keven kemege replied to john keven kemege's discussion 1st cigar box guitar
"Should have used a button piezo instead of the under saddle pickup A different bridge (not wood, maybe adjustable metal bridge...) But, the classic bridge fits the box and looks good! Still playing games with the string height, needs to be lower…"
Nov 13, 2017
JL replied to john keven kemege's discussion 1st cigar box guitar
"I have to say I love this quote "Might try to build another cb guitar from what I learned not to do building this one...""
Nov 13, 2017
Korrigan replied to john keven kemege's discussion 1st cigar box guitar
"Very nice. And these guys are right... don't resist... let the madness wash over you...  :D"
Nov 11, 2017
Grandpa replied to john keven kemege's discussion 1st cigar box guitar
"A canoe paddle will make a pretty fine solid body git all by itself. As for building another, how can you not? One isn't enough, and there are just too many possibilities before you. Soon, if not already, the ideas will consume your thoughts,…"
Nov 11, 2017

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