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Resonator solid body six string

Hi, ED Eker asked if I would show a photo of this guitar, he spotted it in a photo I posted on his recent peghead  post. Well A.D here is a…

Started by Taffy Evans

3 33 minutes ago
Reply by Keith Rearick

Cheap and easy fret marker inlays?

So, I am building my new neck.  Its going okay.  I drilled some holes for some inlays for the fret markers. I was going to use shirt button…

Started by Jerryrig240

17 May 14
Reply by Valla Eiriksson

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

7 May 7
Reply by Cigar Box Nation

Flat Pickup

bonjour. Peut-on poser le micro sur une plaque métallique ? . http://mgbguitars.com/products/mgb-micro-pup-3-4-string-single-coil-flat-pick

Started by Michel

2 May 2
Reply by Michel

CBG Bass Pickup

I'm building a 2 string CBG bass.  I'm not savvy on pickups.  Is there a "special" pickup for bass guitars? Or can any humbucker be used?  

Started by Dean Walker

3 Apr 28
Reply by Tim Dvorak

Making Tone & Volume knobs

Hi, if you want to take the found objects building to the next level, what about making your own control knobs. There are many small bottle…

Started by Taffy Evans

2 Apr 19
Reply by Blues Frog

6 string license plate resonator CBG

Hi folks: I'm thinking of building a resonator 6-string with a vintage 1965 license plate.  In your collective experience, will the plate b…

Started by Vincent Cuenca

0 Apr 8

Neck and fretboard height and action for slide and finger playing

So I want to get a good action to my next build with the ability to play slide and use my fingers. I have seen some builds that have the fr…

Started by Jerryrig240

11 Apr 4
Reply by Carl Floyd

Tooth pick frets and bridge building

Anyone have any builds that feature tooth picks for fret wire.  Also, I want to build a bridge using a wooden base and a finish nail.  I fi…

Started by Jerryrig240

4 Apr 2
Reply by Matthew Borczon

It’s been forever since I’ve been on the site . I forgot some things . Help please.

It’s been a wild crazy world and a long time since I’ve posted. I hope everyone is doing ok…. I forgot some basic measurements and need to…

Started by Jon Leslie/Runaway Veal Music

15 Mar 30
Reply by ILL GREEN

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