Neck on 3 string is a little tilted to the side in relation to the box.

Ok. I have a string buzz on the low (thick) string when open and all the way up the neck. The other 2 strings are good and play clean when open and all the way up the neck. I noticed that when I look at the guitar along the length the neck tilts when I screw the neck to the box. My thinking here is that this is what is causing the one string buzz. I wanted to check on your thoughts before I take the guitar apart to check the neck. This is a 0 fret electric 3 string CBG. I used a jumbo fret for nut. Am I onto the right idea of the problem? Thanks in advance.

Views: 82

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Maybe post a few pics? 
When posting a reply, always click the HTML editor before you click Add reply’s mentioned above ?

Hi, first I would check the strings contact at the bridge saddle to see if it is buzzing there. If it was buzzing at the nut it would go away when fretted. You could also shim the bridge under the offending string, to raise it off the fingerboard, to check if any contact along its length. A buzz along the whole fingerboard often indicates bridge saddle, especially if you have grooves in the saddle.

Hi again, I forgot to mention, that to stop the neck from tilting I would either remove wood from the high side to make the seating surface level or, shim the low side to achieve the same outcome.
Let us know what you find.

You'll know if the neck is tilted to the sides when the strings have a cut angle at the bridge. Also if one of the strings are further out the fingerboard or further in.

As Taffy said, buzzing is common to the bridge setup and fretting, so check those areas first.

I had a tilted neck for one build and the bass string would fall off the bridge during playing.  Tried many styles of bridges but same result. This one can't be realigned because in my green days, I epoxy'd and super glued the neck

I agree with Taff, it’s probably on the bridge or nut, may just need a little fine tuning of the string grooves. Tread lightly, it can get away from you real fast, depending on the material? Kind of hard to figure out without seeing it tho?


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


Box thickness effect on sound

Started by Infirmity Citrus President in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans yesterday. 2 Replies

The Cigar Box SITAR Experiment - by Shane Speal

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by t-belly johnson Jun 16. 2 Replies

Build a Les Claypool Whamola!

Started by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker in Feature Articles. Last reply by Cindy J Jun 14. 11 Replies

How to Build a Mailbox Dobro

Started by Cigar Box Nation in Feature Articles. Last reply by Cindy J Jun 13. 3 Replies


© 2022   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->