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Banjo Mandolin [skin] to mandolin [wood] top conversion

The sound of this is over in the videos... Thanks for looking Taff

Started by Taffy Evans

3 Nov 27
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Parlor build slide show with same guitar soundtrack

Hi, a condensed slide show of the building of a Parlor guitar. The top is Cedar, and the back and sides are New Guinee Rosewood as is the n…

Started by Taffy Evans

0 Nov 20

Using low E, A and D strings?

I am trying to find any video where someone has taken the 3 lowest strings (E, A and D) from a full set and then put them on an acoustic ci…

Started by Engblom

4 Nov 19
Reply by Carl Floyd

Your take on this bizarre guitar I'm thinking it is more mandolin than guitar, and that it was built as a functional theater prop.

Started by Infirmity Citrus President

11 Nov 16
Reply by Vladimir Mazic

Some questions about tuning

I am middle age man seriously considering to build a 3 stringed CBG. I have a couple of questions about tuning. When I was young I used to…

Started by Engblom

1 Nov 15
Reply by BrianQ.

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…

Started by Taffy Evans

10 Nov 11
Reply by Paul Craig

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

10 Oct 26
Reply by Howard Craypool

its been a while again.

it has been about 2 or 3 years since I was last on here.  with running my own business never had time to bother with cbg's.  now that I've…

Started by john mackay

4 Oct 21
Reply by john mackay

Is there a way to remove tobacco smell from cigar boxes?

has anyone found a way to eliminate the lingering aroma from empty boxes?

Started by Infirmity Citrus President

9 Oct 7
Reply by A.D.EKER

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…

Started by Patrick Whaley

10 Sep 22
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