Almost finished my first (non-kit) CBG of my own design.  It's a fretted three-string, and will likely end up with a piezo-pickup option.  Have not used any fret markers yet, nor cut any sound holes.  Tone actually seems pretty OK with no holes, and it's a really clean look.

I counterbored to recess the screw-together tuners, leaving the main headstock at 3/4".  Used a 5/8" Forstner bit in a hand drill to c'bore about 3/16" deep.

Some tweaking remains to be done, but I think it was a good first attempt!

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Comment by 14 buck bass (aka antonio) on March 6, 2014 at 10:03am

great looking build Gary.  I like that tail stock combo the brown and black of the git really sets off thecolors on the box. great job. !

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Comment by Muddy Creek Guitars on March 2, 2014 at 12:14pm
Sounds great!
Post some pictures!!!!
We want to see it!!!

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