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So, I kind of stumbled into the world of the CBG by floating about on YouTube - You know how it is, one video leads to another until you come across something really worth watching!
So I decided to make my very own CBG as cheaply as I possibly could. Asked about for cigar boxes and a friend came up with a small box that had been used to send salmon (of all things!). Not a cigar box, but the right dimentions and hey, it had a pretty cool logo on it.
So I needed a neck, scrabbled about in the attic and found our old banister that we ripped down when we moved in, light mahogany, right thickness and fairly easy enough to cut to length!
After a short while on ebay, I had some tuners, a piezo and a 1/4" jack socket on their merry way to my door.
On to making the neck. Spent about a hour or so hand carving the mahogany with a craft knife and gave it a light sanding - and I must say, I'm fairly proud of what I achieved. Cut the salmon box in the right places and fitted the neck.
Once the tuners and peizo arrived I stuck them all on along with a couple of bolts for the nut and the bridge.
I think I want to put some frets in.....