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Sound holes or not sound holes in a electric cbg?

This is my first dog bowl guitar and I plugged it in. In this cbg Good idea or  not I used a springs  around the bowl and on the bottom spa…

Started by Howard Craypool

5 Sep 21
Reply by Greg Brown

Guitar Amp

What would happen if I installed the amplifier directly into the cigar box of a guitar? Would it make an instrument that blasts sound direc…

Started by Chase N Williams

5 Sep 21
Reply by Paul Craig

It Happened at breakneck speed....

Hi, I have lost count of the number of guitar necks I have repaired over the years. These accidents have been caused by a number of reasons…

Started by Taffy Evans

4 Sep 21
Reply by Paul Craig

Thinning headstocks

Hey folks, I am doing my 3rd large batch build for another elementary school, 25-30 ukuleles. I have yet to figure out a faster easier way…

Started by Eric Lettau

11 Sep 19
Reply by David Bowes

Finding correct bridge position.

Hi, I thought some of you might find this useful. I’m showing one of my acoustic builds here, but I use the same method on my CBGs. The bri…

Started by Taffy Evans

0 Sep 12

The entirely hypothetical encylopedic CGB design and construction book - a long post

I just bought a box full of CGB building books, and I must say I'm disappointed. I taught electronics, computers, and networking. I am part…

Started by Infirmity Citrus President

5 Sep 6
Reply by Doug Thorsvik

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Started by Murray

0 Sep 5

Looking for advice on pickup type and placement

I'm building a reso-plate kit from C. B. Gitty. Looking for advice on a type of pickup and the best location for it.

Started by Howard

6 Aug 29
Reply by Sean Jay

Hi everyone. Need some advice plz...

I'm baaaaack for a bit. Some might remember me, I've been gone quite some tims. Long story short, I moved from CBG's to making full size g…

Started by James Pobog

25 Aug 19
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How can I use this cool piece?

I have this brass saddle rosette that's vintage Civil War. It's 2 1/2 inches wide. It would be nice if it could go flat on the top somehow…

Started by Jo Jacobsen

13 Aug 5
Reply by Paul Craig

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