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What is the optimum nut height and bridge height combination. What are the best materials to use?

I have been building and experimenting for a couple of years now.    1) I am curious for peoples thoughts on the best set up heights for th…

Started by BUGGY (C)

27 Sep 23, 2019

String Action on a Slide Guitar?

Does string action matter on a slide guitar?  My personal preference is high action--1/8" at the nut and 1/4" at the bridge.  I did make on…

Started by Eric Davis

7 Aug 16, 2019
Reply by Ken I

Raising the nut action?

[TL:DR] bought an unexpectedly crappy cigar box guitar and need to figure out how to raise the action at the nut, preferably without removi…

Started by Kieran Anderson

25 Sep 16, 2016
Reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague

Nut ideas for broom handle 3 stringer, second build! Need Help!!

Hi I finished a one string cigar box diddleybow a few weeks ago with a broom handle neck! For my second build I'm planning on sticking to t…

Started by Scruggy

11 Nov 15, 2014
Reply by Scruggy

Fret layout with threaded rod.

I'm on my 4th build but my first attempt at fretting. I've read a ton on here and couldn't find a clear answer. I use threaded rod for my…

Started by Robert Houghton

2 Nov 3, 2014
Reply by Robert Houghton

Need advice on fixing my nut

I somehow chipped off the top of a bone nut while building this thing and instead of fixing it like a smart person I filed it over and fini…

Started by wormil

9 Aug 26, 2014
Reply by wormil

Let's talk about sustain

I've been wondering recently about which factors in the making of a CBG contribute to it having good sustain. My top guesses are: The rigi…

Started by Richey Kay

16 May 15, 2014
Reply by Wayfinder

Fret placement in relation to a bolt nut

Hi folks. So I've built two 3-string box guitars so far and I've used a bolt as the nut both times. But each time I used nails as the frets…

Started by Russ Dugger

15 Sep 7, 2013
Reply by BUGGY (C)

alternative tools ?

Is someone done same works without fret file and nut file ? What tools he or she have used. Right now I don't have fret or nut files. No on…

Started by Jantan ux

12 Aug 30, 2013

Making bone nuts/working with bone

I have a uke that needs a bone apron for the bridge and a cbg that needs a bone nut. So I bought some beef bones from the market, boiled th…

Started by wormil

29 Nov 24, 2012
Reply by Chris Thomas


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