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Your take on this bizarre guitar

https://www.ebay.com/itm/255673279777 I'm thinking it is more mandolin than guitar, and that it was built as a functional theater prop.

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Reply by Carl Floyd

Fretted and Slide Advice

I'm looking for my next build from CB Gitty. Does anyone have any advice on what CBG build kits are good for playing slide on a fretted CBG…

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Sound holes or not sound holes in a electric cbg?

This is my first dog bowl guitar and I plugged it in. In this cbg Good idea or  not I used a springs  around the bowl and on the bottom spa…

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Guitar Amp

What would happen if I installed the amplifier directly into the cigar box of a guitar? Would it make an instrument that blasts sound direc…

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It Happened at breakneck speed....

Hi, I have lost count of the number of guitar necks I have repaired over the years. These accidents have been caused by a number of reasons…

Started by Taffy Evans

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Adding springs again on the electric cbg, around the “cat” bowl and howled out spacer glued to the bottom

hi again, Iam building a electric cbg and added springs again, thinking it would make good vibration around the the metal bowl and added an…

Started by Howard Craypool

9 on Tuesday
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Thinning headstocks

Hey folks, I am doing my 3rd large batch build for another elementary school, 25-30 ukuleles. I have yet to figure out a faster easier way…

Started by Eric Lettau

11 Sep 19
Reply by David Bowes

Finding correct bridge position.

Hi, I thought some of you might find this useful. I’m showing one of my acoustic builds here, but I use the same method on my CBGs. The bri…

Started by Taffy Evans

0 Sep 12

The entirely hypothetical encylopedic CGB design and construction book - a long post

I just bought a box full of CGB building books, and I must say I'm disappointed. I taught electronics, computers, and networking. I am part…

Started by Infirmity Citrus President

6 Sep 6
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