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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

CB Gitty Country Roads Banjo kit

I'm about to start this kit and i would like to decorate the tambourine, Is this possible?

Started by Ken Hope

4 Nov 29, 2021
Reply by Christopher G Daniels

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

5 Nov 24, 2021
Reply by Paul Craig

Drawings or pictures on the box

Hi everybody, I am thinking to make a drawing or glue a picture or something on the box. I have heard that some people glue a picture on th…

Started by Martin

6 Oct 22, 2021
Reply by Chad Taylor

Hard metal bridges

I’ve noticed  some builders advertising CBGs with hard metal bridges as electro-acoustic. Does anyone have experience of using hard metal b…

Started by Michael Myers

2 Oct 22, 2021
Reply by Michael Fred Johnson

Getting the most sustain on a fretless CBG.

I was wondering what I can do to maximize the sustain on a fretless CBG I'm building. Whether it be action, scale length, strings, fretboar…

Started by Joe Plotts

4 Jun 30, 2021
Reply by Taffy Evans

2nd Build Electronics Questions

My first build was straight out of Poor Mans Guitar love it but now I want a fretted hot rod! My 1st question is. I'm going to use the Gitt…

Started by Steven Adler

4 Apr 20, 2021
Reply by Steven Adler

yard sticks for fret boards

  I purposely prefer to find old thick & wide yard sticks that measure 1-1/2" or just a bit over.  Check out my LPG's  they work great…

Started by Raymond L

3 Apr 17, 2021
Reply by the anonymous pick

Where in the UK.

Can anyone tell me where in the UK is the best place to buy CBG parts Thanks.

Started by Ian MCDONALD

4 Mar 28, 2021
Reply by Lazylefteye

whaaaaaa?

having recently finished my first cbg with can lid resonator and rod piezzo pickup it does not resonate and there is no twang.it just sound…

Started by andrew payton-smith

11 Mar 7, 2021
Reply by Taffy Evans

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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

Bolt on neck to a set neck body?

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Nov 24, 2021. 5 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

License Plates for LPGs

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Nov 13, 2020. 6 Replies

Box style - acoustic or electric

Started by Warren McLennan. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Aug 7, 2020. 13 Replies

Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck?

Started by Michael shrader. Last reply by mitch jones Jun 5, 2020. 9 Replies

Neck is bowing

Started by Lou Ellis. Last reply by Paul Craig Apr 21, 2020. 10 Replies

Too far gone??

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by BrianQ. Mar 30, 2020. 13 Replies

Finishing Fretboard

Started by Jeffrey Phillips. Last reply by Gus K Mar 4, 2020. 5 Replies

Yardstick Fretboards

Started by Jim Codog. Last reply by Gus K Feb 17, 2020. 9 Replies

Snake oil pick up install question

Started by Michael shrader. Last reply by Gus K Feb 17, 2020. 1 Reply

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