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Steel String Tenor Uke: soundboard & truss questions

A friend and I are building a matching pair of steel string tenor ukes while he's in town (so they need to come together pretty quickly). G…

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5 17 hours ago
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Photos...done at last, nearly. The Pine guitar.

Hi, I can't believe that I posted about this project back in 2019, and it's still not finished. It's been twenty years or so since I starte…

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Neck though corner

Out of curiosity, has anyone ever tried attaching the neck at a corner instead of the middle of a short side? If the neck goes through the…

Started by Engblom

1 Jan 17
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Truss rod length

I am going to order a truss rod for my guitar project. If you have used a truss rod, what length did you use?

Started by Engblom

8 Jan 7
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How can this CBG be so loud

While waiting for my CBG parts I was browsing CBG videos and I saw this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gWign-qR-o How can it be so l…

Started by Engblom

2 Jan 6
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What random stuff have you used for a bridge?

Working on a dog bowl resonator at the moment and am struggling to find a suitable bridge. A couple of hardware store trips and looks aroun…

Started by Muddytone

7 Jan 6
Reply by Greg Brown

Need Help on building a Hubcap Guitar

I have been given a couple old hubcaps (rather heavy) which I want to build into 3-stringers. Many questions: 1. Is there an online tutori…

Started by T-Gripped

18 Dec 25, 2022
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Restoration of a Regal 1930s Domino guitar. with video

Hi, this guitar was also left with me as it was too expensive for the customer to have the considerable amount of work done that was needed…

Started by Taffy Evans

8 Dec 25, 2022
Reply by Tom T

Canjo pickups

Made my first ever 1-string canjo from an old 1 qt oil can. I'm having lots of fun with it but would like to add a pickup. Problem is I'm n…

Started by David Blackburn

5 Dec 22, 2022
Reply by Byrd Franklin

Getting intonation right

If you build a CBG without a tailpiece and with the strings attached to the saddle, how do you get the intonation right? I mean, without a…

Started by Engblom

7 Dec 14, 2022
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