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Minimum tools needed

It's been almost 4 years and 2 moves since my last build.  I have a stick, a box and the various bits and pieces to complete a 3 or 4 strin…

Started by Wichita Sam

21 Nov 14
Reply by Taffy Evans

High G problem

On one of my fretted builds I’ve noticed that when I pick the high G string, and let it ring, I seem to be getting a harmonic sound as the…

Started by Michael Myers

4 Nov 4
Reply by Taffy Evans

Doubling the high string

Hi all!I am new to CBG, starting my second build. I like the doubled melody string of lap dulcimers and am considering stringing my new bui…

Started by Robert Killen

23 Oct 14
Reply by Paul Craig

Aluminum License Plate

 Im trying to find out if Ghosting  a gitty bucker to the underside of an aluminum Plate would work? Does it have to be steel? Ive got this…

Started by Larry Sobol

6 Oct 1
Reply by Larry Sobol

C. B. Gifty three string fretless kits.

They make the Pure and Simple kit, and the Big Easy kit. Both are 3 string fretless and both mount the neck to the top of the box on the ou…

Started by jon neet

6 Aug 16
Reply by Taffy Evans

Frettin' and stainin'

Hello all! Newbie over here working on my third build which will be my first fretted neck. Super happy with my neck shape and fret board an…

Started by Douglas Allen Laffin

4 Aug 11
Reply by Order99

Bolt on neck to a set neck body?

This has nothing to do with a CBG, but the situation I was dealing with and how I overcame it could be helpful to someone as far as buildin…

Started by Paul Craig

14 Jul 17
Reply by Paul Craig

Locations

Anyone located in South Jersey, building or interested?

Started by Roy Smith

2 May 15
Reply by the anonymous pick

Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut"

Hi, newbie on the site, joined to ask this question. I've built a dozen CBGs/lunchbox guitars from scratch with bone/corian nuts, and I've…

Started by Al Lobe

18 May 11
Reply by BrianQ.

Clarification on pick ups

I’ve built a few CBGs and been quite happy with the results. However, I’ve recently viewed a lot of YouTube videos where builders have put…

Started by Michael Myers

5 May 6
Reply by Taffy Evans

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Minimum tools needed

Started by Wichita Sam. Last reply by Taffy Evans Nov 14. 21 Replies

High G problem

Started by Michael Myers. Last reply by Taffy Evans Nov 4. 4 Replies

Doubling the high string

Started by Robert Killen. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 14. 23 Replies

Aluminum License Plate

Started by Larry Sobol. Last reply by Larry Sobol Oct 1. 6 Replies

C. B. Gifty three string fretless kits.

Started by jon neet. Last reply by Taffy Evans Aug 16. 6 Replies

Frettin' and stainin'

Started by Douglas Allen Laffin. Last reply by Order99 Aug 11. 4 Replies

Bolt on neck to a set neck body?

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 17. 14 Replies

Locations

Started by Roy Smith. Last reply by the anonymous pick May 15. 2 Replies

Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut"

Started by Al Lobe. Last reply by BrianQ. May 11. 18 Replies

Clarification on pick ups

Started by Michael Myers. Last reply by Taffy Evans May 6. 5 Replies

Licence plate cbg

Started by Michael Myers. Last reply by Michael Myers May 2. 5 Replies

Builder's Tips

Started by Wichita Sam. Last reply by MadGomer Feb 23. 2 Replies

Tres Cubano Build

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 9, 2021. 18 Replies

CB Gitty Country Roads Banjo kit

Started by Ken Hope. Last reply by Christopher G Daniels Nov 29, 2021. 4 Replies

Drawings or pictures on the box

Started by Martin. Last reply by Chad Taylor Oct 22, 2021. 6 Replies

Hard metal bridges

Started by Michael Myers. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Oct 22, 2021. 2 Replies

Getting the most sustain on a fretless CBG.

Started by Joe Plotts. Last reply by Taffy Evans Jun 30, 2021. 4 Replies

2nd Build Electronics Questions

Started by Steven Adler. Last reply by Steven Adler Apr 20, 2021. 4 Replies

yard sticks for fret boards

Started by Raymond L. Last reply by the anonymous pick Apr 17, 2021. 3 Replies

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