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basics of electrifying a cbg?

Am starting out building cbg's and as I already have a small 20w amp and speakers will want to play around with making my noise loud.  I do…

Started by Colin

2 Aug 10
Reply by Cause the Blue rat

Will this work for a Banjo?

A while ago, I acquired a short scale Burswood neck. I think it came from a 1/2 size travel guitar, can't be sure, all I know is that it co…

Started by JP Lace Master

5 Aug 9
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A short list of instrument scale lengths

Hi, I thought this might be of interest to some of you. There are many more but I thought these might be of most use.

Started by Taffy Evans

2 Aug 9
Reply by JP Lace Master

Good Source for Box Artwork

Google "fruit crate labels" and select "Images" and you'll find hundreds of amazing label designs that would look great on a cigar box top.…

Started by Tom T

5 Aug 6
Reply by Tom T

First build in years.

Ya, it's been a long time. I want to get three done. This is the hardest of all three. Thought it would be awesome to get the fun one first…

Started by Cause the Blue rat

91 Aug 6
Reply by Paul Craig

Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.

Built a beautiful mini dog bowl resonator 3 string finished the nut and fretboard and decided I wanted to try a cutout headstock. Terrible…

Started by Slim Pickens

9 Aug 5
Reply by the anonymous pick

New build, The Irish Banjo

Well, a two string Standup bass really, using an old shovel and old bedhead leg of silky oak for the neck. Irish banjo is the old slang ter…

Started by Taffy Evans

2 Aug 5
Reply by Taffy Evans

Preventing a bolt on neck from bowing. And why is it bowing?

I just build a bolt on neck guitar with the bolt on neck ,they sell here. After about a monthat after I build the thing. I have a nasty bow…

Started by Bill McNamara

2 Aug 4
Reply by Taffy Evans

Problem with high G string

Hi, I'm having a problem tuning the high G string on the CGB I have just built. Initially no problem, strung it up, played it, everything O…

Started by Alex Russell

11 Aug 4
Reply by ChickenboneJohn

Need Advice on first 12 String Canjo

I have recently bought a 25.5 scale 12 string bolt on neck and want to make what can safely be called a big ass canjo using it and a massiv…

Started by JP Lace Master

15 Aug 4
Reply by JP Lace Master

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