Hello all, I been lurking here for a couple of weeks waiting on my membership to be approved. Thanks for having me, I went ahead and built one, would like some feedback. Thanks again, Im addicted!!!

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Very nice 1st build, you are to a great start. I like the red, too.
i love the head. very creative.
is that a 3/4 scale?
that laminated neck is how i've been putting mine together. if you're gonna use a plane or spoke shave to shape the neck then i hope you got all the grain going the same way. if not you can still use a rasp though. my first neck was backwards but it still looks allright. it just took more thought. now always check the grain. and yeah it's quite addictive.
Actually it is 25 and a half inch scale. There are only 14 fret positions actually on the neck, the rest are hidden from the long box. What i learned was i could let more neck protrude and have my bridge higher up the box. Thanks for the grain tips. I dont have a spoke shave but would like to try one out.

Jonathan said:
i love the head. very creative.
is that a 3/4 scale?
that laminated neck is how i've been putting mine together. if you're gonna use a plane or spoke shave to shape the neck then i hope you got all the grain going the same way. if not you can still use a rasp though. my first neck was backwards but it still looks allright. it just took more thought. now always check the grain. and yeah it's quite addictive.
Thanks again to everyone for the tips and comments.
That is a nice build, adding some decorative sound holes will only improve it. I'm really anxious to see the 42" scale one, get working.

Does it wear off, not really. I have to break from it because I have soooo, many hobbies and so little time and money. But I never geit tired of looking and dreaming of what the next guitar build I want to do. Besides, I've got about 50 boxes waiting.

AND WELCOME TO THE FORUM!
I DO love that box like others have mentioned.Coool build all around,,,,
Paul, I have been drawing lines on that slab of wood for days now, think I have it whooped. Now just have to commit to cutting into it. As for sound holes.......i cant commit on a design yet, there coming. My second build which is almost done is going to the cigar shop owner, in return I stop in and get free boxes....as well as he will stash some of the larger ones from the civilians, HAHAHAHA

Roger, thanks for the kind words, its cool to know that someone else thinks your stuff is cool. ;-)
chris spaugh said:
... in return I stop in and get free boxes....as well as he will stash some of the larger ones from the civilians, HAHAHAHA

Roger, thanks for the kind words, its cool to know that someone else thinks your stuff is cool. ;-)

In the future, all cigar store owners will have CBG's hanging in their shops. Only the lucky ones will have CBG's as cool as Chris', though.
Great looking FIRST!!!!!!
Thanks Alan and Chris......more to come soon....been going like mad need to take time and build
Nothing wrong with that one. You're off to a great start. Welcome to 'The Nation'.
Thanks Ronnie.

Gary, I know frets are not needed, been playing with strings for about 23 years, thanks for the comments on the build.

Have a good one all.

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