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Electric Delta 3-pole Pickup

Hi Working on my 3rd build. On my first I used this pickup from CB Gitty. Really liked the results so I am using another in this build. My…

Started by Michael Bowlin

7 Jul 21
Reply by Neeraj Pardhan

Evans solid body guitar.

Hi, The guitar that was played over in the video section is this one. Just to give those interested a better look. New Guinee rosewood body…

Started by Taffy Evans

8 Jun 30
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Searching for Poor Man’s Guide Issue #2

I am searching for a copy of the Poor Man’s Guide Magazine, Issue No. 2. The one which details how Weesay Freeman built his guitars. If you…

Started by Tim Gratsinger

21 Jun 26
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Guitar string frets?

Thinking of using some old 32 guitar strings as uke frets. Anyone ever tried? Or have any thoughts about it?

Started by Jeff Shewmake

5 May 26
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Snake Oil Humbucker Question

Just purchased a snake oil humbucker prewired for volume and tone control. The wiring harness does not have a ground wire. Do I need to run…

Started by Jerry Draper

6 May 24
Reply by Taffy Evans

Need Help on building a Hubcap Guitar

I have been given a couple old hubcaps (rather heavy) which I want to build into 3-stringers. Many questions: 1. Is there an online tutori…

Started by T-Gripped

24 May 7
Reply by BrianQ.

Flat bucker under box top. Any Success?

I searched "Ghost Pickup" and found a few entries from people who tried the Wicked Bucker under the box top. Apparently it was not particul…

Started by Tom T

6 Apr 21
Reply by David Kennedy

Piezo disc installation

In most videos the piezo disc is sandwiched between the soundboard and the neck running through the box with help of hot glue. This means i…

Started by Engblom

10 Apr 21
Reply by Taffy Evans

OT: Modifying by sanding the bracing

This is a bit offtopic from CBG. I got a super cheap (70€) acoustic guitar with great intonation. I am trying to see how much I can improve…

Started by Engblom

14 Apr 17
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Vintage Hubcap guitar build all stages...

Hi, here are the build photos in full. I'll let the captions tell the story. I cut all the text out to sav…

Started by Taffy Evans

7 Apr 8
Reply by Tom T


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