Sound sample - DGB build for a player/builder friend.

This build is offered up to a CBN friend who is a good builder himself, but likes to have some instruments from other builders. It is one of my cheap-ass builds, scrap pine and a K-mart yard stick for the fret board. It is tuned DGB and after a few necessary tweaks, it plays and sounds pretty good. And I had fun building it and playing it.

The action is low up near the nut and headstock for fretting and picking and a bit high on up the neck for sliding with less clacking. There is a spacer under the saddle that can be removed for lower action (string height).

I screwed up and got the side by side tuners (machine heads) too close together and that caused me to have to mount them at a bit of an angle. Oh well. It had a lot of buzz when I got it done, especially the B (small) string. A string tree (holder downer!) helped that and then going from a coarse threaded saddle screw to a fine threaded saddle screw improved and got rid of almost all buzz. It plays and sounds pretty good.

When I gift a CBG to a builder, I kind of hope they will set it up and modify it to fit their own taste and playing style. I hope they will enjoy it for a while and then I don't mind if they pass it on to someone else

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Comment by Uncle John on Tuesday

Thanks, Nancy.  That is a nice one. 

Comment by Nancy kat on Tuesday

Like the sound and looks of it U~John! Good wakey up music!!! Meowww^..^

Comment by Uncle John on July 8, 2018 at 10:03am

Thanks, Wes.    Good thinking, AGP!   Thanks, Derek!

Comment by Derek Rose on July 7, 2018 at 8:14pm

Nice job on Midnight Special Unc and on the build!

Comment by AGP # on July 7, 2018 at 5:51pm

A fine sound sample of a fine C.A.B. 'UJ', and it sounds/looks like the said building problems all came out in the wash at the end :-D

I don't think I have a DBG tuned git at the moment, pulled 3 Biscuit Tins out of storage yesterday, but couldn't decide which one to use, so decided to build 3 in one go!, looks like now one of them will be tuned DGB. :-)

Comment by wes carl on July 7, 2018 at 8:01am

nice rustic build - you know us old dogs like em like that 

Comment by Uncle John on July 7, 2018 at 7:19am

Thanks, Danny.  Me too on that song.   I think CCR was the first I heard do it. 

Thanks, Dave.  Yup, that was acoustic. 

Comment by Dave Lynas on July 7, 2018 at 5:59am

I listened again Uncle. Boy that little guy sure is loud. I thought sure you had a pickup in there.

Comment by Danny Gordon on July 7, 2018 at 4:28am

sounds pretty good there Unc, Great song also I have always loved that song.

Comment by Uncle John on July 6, 2018 at 10:35pm

Thanks, Dave.  Nope on the piezo.  I thought the new owner would kind of like doing that - the back come off easily.

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