I know it! But it looks like a CBG and sounds great. :) Rick
good idea Rick if you can get the doner guitar cheap enough.
these cost quite a bit here even if its need repairing.
you fellas across the pond are so lucky.
Good point John. As it turns out I had ordered two of them online really cheap. Well, they both came in broken so I got them both for free. In one case the head was broken right off, but between the two of them there were enough parts to build a CBG.
Question - if you had no tools, how did you cut the body and peghead down?
Good point. I do have a few simple hand tools - no real woodworking tools. You'll notice in the title of the article I say "almost" no tools and in the first picture I show my coping saw. I also have a screw driver that doesn't show in the picture. :)
I bought them from a guy on ebay. If fact they were starter packages so they included guitar, amp, extra strings, a tuner and chord chart. Well, I ordered two and they both came in damaged so he refunded my money (including shipping) and I got the whole mess for free. I gave the little amps away to a couple of friends who just got CBGs and there were enough parts lift over for me to make my own 4-string. Of course we don't want stuff to come in broken, but in this case it worked out pretty good because I was going to use one of them for parts anyhow!
No, they were pretty cheap originally. That's why I ordered them. I don't remember the original cost, but it wasn't much.