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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

12 May 25
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

Licence plate cbg

I have a desire to build a CBG using a licence plate and a piezo pickup. Should the pickup be in contact with the plate, similar to my ciga…

Started by Michael Myers

5 May 2
Reply by Michael Myers

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

19 Feb 27
Reply by MadGomer

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

22 Feb 25
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Builder's Tips

I kmow  it's probably somewhere, but can't find it, so... starting a thread for nothing but builder's tips, tricks, hacks, fixes and shortc…

Started by Wichita Sam

2 Feb 23
Reply by MadGomer

Getting there but needing advice/help please.

Hi everyone.  Getting through my first build……slowly. Needing a few bits of advice though. Below is pic of where I am so far. Nothing is at…

Started by Lionhound

8 Feb 18
Reply by MadGomer

Tres Cubano Build

I decided I was going to build one of these after seeing a video on youtube(www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qFxXhg6zwA) of a electric one, but you…

Started by Paul Craig

18 Dec 9, 2021
Reply by Paul Craig

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Bolt on neck to a set neck body?

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig May 25. 12 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

Minimum tools needed

Started by Wichita Sam. Last reply by MadGomer Feb 27. 19 Replies

Doubling the high string

Started by Robert Killen. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 25. 22 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

Where in the UK.

Started by Ian MCDONALD. Last reply by Lazylefteye Mar 28, 2021. 4 Replies

whaaaaaa?

Started by andrew payton-smith. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 7, 2021. 11 Replies

wiring a split coil mini humbucker

Started by Don Tucker. Last reply by Taffy Evans Mar 6, 2021. 2 Replies

Canjo tuning

Started by declan foley. Last reply by Taffy Evans Nov 23, 2020. 18 Replies

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