My very first cbg build is the neck on top instrument made with walnut top, quarter-sawn sycamore sides, cherry back and red oak neck.  I did have a couple of small revisions after this photo was made, I added a walnut fretboard and put a veneer on one side where I marked the side markers incorrectly.  Part of learning.

The second guitar has maple neck, padauk top, qs sycamore sides, and cherry back.  The box opens so that I can add a piezo pickup later on.

Both guitars will remain fretless.  Well, at least for now.

The banjo is one that I made 40 years ago.  It was quite a challenge but am very pleased with it for being my first instrument ever.

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Great looking builds Ron!  You can be proud of all three.

Very nice Ron I appreciate the fine craftsmanship and minimal aesthetic. Can you tell me the story behind the materials you used, they seem to be significant.

thanks Ken;

on the guitars I used wood from fallen trees on our land. The paduak top was from Aaron Hix guitars, on ebay.  on banjo I lost side of thumb not paying attention to router.  but now have built in pick, ha ha.

Ron

Ron I appreciate folks who can turn disasters into opportunities, keep on Rockin! K

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