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Anyone used a violin-style tailpiece on a CBG?

Hi all! Have any of you built a cbg with a violin-style tailpiece, one that is fixed by a cord to a tailpin and essentially floats rather t…

Started by Justin Stanchfield

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Reply by Taffy Evans

Duel output jacks

Hi all! I'm in the planning stages of a baritone build, probably a fretless around 28", and I will probably use a PAF for the main pup, but…

Started by Justin Stanchfield

5 on Sunday
Reply by Uncle Toad

Building with vintage paper/pressed board cigar boxes.

I have a few cigar boxes of the pressed board/paper variety and would like tips on proper bracing, etc. when using these boxes. I have buil…

Started by Chance

12 Feb 22
Reply by Southern Ray

Do Measurements Matter?

My former coworker gave me a couple of cigar boxes with all of the hardware, because he never got around to putting them together. I'm dece…

Started by Jacob Shook

10 Feb 16
Reply by Southern Ray

No Harmonics

I have a CBG I built using a neck I purchased. It sounds good but I can't get any harmonic notes. Any suggestions? I don't know if it's my…

Started by Ken I

7 Feb 3
Reply by Ken I

CB Bass Guitar

I'm going to try and make a 3 string bass CBG. Does the neck need to be longer than a 'normal' CBG? I have usually made a guitar with a 31i…

Started by Mi Rankin

5 Jan 27
Reply by Justin Stanchfield

Bridge & Nut Height on Fretless CBG

Hi Finishing off my first fretless CBG and trying to figure out the height of the bridge and nut. I've grooved out the neck for the nut and…

Started by Mi Rankin

3 Dec 31, 2023
Reply by Taffy Evans

Fat Back Neck

Greetings Nation, Does anyone know where I can get a fat back neck template? Most internet searches come up with ones that are no longer li…

Started by Jim Booth

7 Dec 15, 2023
Reply by Jim Booth

Brick House CBG

Hi folks - I hope you can help me. Anyone know how to connect/solder the pickup - Seymour Duncan 59 Trembucker to the series of tone switch…

Started by Ian Boyd

3 Dec 13, 2023
Reply by Taffy Evans

Best power tool for building?

Apart from a Makita drill, a Dremel and a couple of chainsaws, everything I build is done with hand tools, mostly a few different saws and…

Started by Justin Stanchfield

10 Dec 11, 2023
Reply by Taffy Evans


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