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Who are you watching on YouTube?

Hello All, I'm new to this site and always looking to learn from what's out there on YouTube and here as well. Some have lessons on playing…

Started by Jack Gray

8 Dec 11, 2023
Reply by Matt6VZ

hardtail bridge for 6-string license plate guitar

Hi folks: I'm building a 6-string electric license plate guitar with a hardtail bridge. Most of the builds I've seen use floating bridges a…

Started by Vincent Cuenca

3 Dec 10, 2023
Reply by Carl Floyd

Sliders only.

Am I the only builder around who solely builds un-fretted, stringed instruments?  Many builders here on CBN (and elsewhere) make some truly…

Started by Chance

12 Dec 5, 2023
Reply by Taffy Evans

Back of the box or the lid?

I just picked up a Perdomo box from CB Gitty and it is absolutely gorgeous! Dark stain, deep, resonant size and a contoured, ornate lid. Bu…

Started by Justin Stanchfield

8 Dec 2, 2023
Reply by Justin Stanchfield

Sound holes, do we need them?

I posted this earlier but got it in the wrong category. I always struggle to come up with unique and attractive sound holes. I starting to…


3 Nov 23, 2023

Neck and Fret Board material.

Hi I am getting started soon on my next project. For many reasons I need to keep the cost to a bare minimum. I am going to use for the neck…

Started by Michael Bowlin

11 Nov 17, 2023

Cigar box piccolo ukulele string gauge

Kinda confused about the string gauge to use for a 3 string piccolo cigar box guitar. I going to tune it to if anyone can help pleas…

Started by Tracy Glenn McDougal

2 Nov 13, 2023
Reply by BrianQ.

Aw, nuts......

No, really. Nuts. Guitar nuts. Looking for a neck for a new build in my other thread, but having a tough time finding what I want. But the…

Started by James Pobog

11 Nov 6, 2023
Reply by Order99

Latest build.....

'Allo guys... First, I learned the flat pencil trick, and tried filing a nut. Worked out not too bad at all. So...the build it was for. I d…

Started by James Pobog

1 Nov 4, 2023
Reply by Taffy Evans

humbucker height

I build fretless, hollow body, 3 stringers and am now venturing into my first electric build. I've got a Gitty humbucker I'll be using with…

Started by Mel Cooke

5 Nov 4, 2023
Reply by Mel Cooke


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