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Alternative Gamba Frets?

I have a bass gamba and the frets easily come untied with frequent aggressive scale work. Is there an alternative fret material you've used…

Started by Greg Turner

1 Aug 3
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New Canjo Build; It's a weird one

Whilst hunting for 12 string parts, I decided to build something a little different. This what I ended up with. Its basically a standard 3…

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2 Aug 3
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Build ideas needed

Picked this tin up for $1 nice drum sound from the clear plastic lid... diameter is 200mm/8"  was thinking of a uke maybe not sure the lid…

Started by Timothy Hunter

7 Aug 3
Reply by JL

The Build I Hate

Well it happened.. I have a build I can't stand..  thought about this for 2 years, I finally took the time to build it and BAM.. I can't st…

Started by Hip Bone Bellaire

14 Jul 29
Reply by Cause the Blue rat

Gonna build a Heavy Metal guitar, here's the start

Hi, the metal part is the body, the neck is Silky Oak from a very old bedhead/leg. So lets get dug in. Taff

Started by Taffy Evans

2 Jul 29
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Cigar box ukulele question

I'm building a ukulele for a friend out of a Johnny Walker box.  It originally held 10 mini bottle of liquor but it's basically a cigar box…

Started by Ducati Scotty

19 Jul 29
Reply by Kigar

Neck Width

On my 13th build and wondering why I  keep building 1&1/2 inch width necks for my 3-stringers.  I would rather narrow them at least a q…

Started by Bob Johnston

5 Jul 28
Reply by Bob Johnston

Building my Uke bridge

Hi, here are some pic's of the process in building my uke glue on bridges,cbg style. Although I have built ukuleles  before, these are my f…

Started by Taffy Evans

6 Jul 27
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Making a Dulcimer

I have a big cigar box, which is too big for a standard CBG.  It measures 26.5 x 11 x 5 inches - photo attached with wine bottle for scale.…

Started by Diglydog

16 Jul 26
Reply by Dennis Goodinson

Numero Uno

Hello All, First post and first CBG. I've been lurking for a few months and I want to say thanks to everyone who has posted build ideas and…

Started by Chris B-stock

5 Jul 25
Reply by Korrigan

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