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Brickhouse CBG Wiring

Hi folks I am currently building my first CBG for a colleague at work .I need some advice on connecting a 59 Seymour Duncan Trembucker to a…

Started by Ian Boyd

1 Dec 11, 2023
Reply by Ian Boyd

Cutting deep boxes in half

Hi! I've been a member for a while, but I haven't posted a lot. Anyhow, you all have probably seen this question before but is it possible…

Started by Justin Stanchfield

7 Sep 20, 2023
Reply by Taffy Evans

Fretless fret markers

When I have built my previous fretless cbgs I have burned the fret line into my necks. I’m about to start a new build using a very dark woo…

Started by Michael Myers

8 Apr 20, 2023
Reply by Michael Myers

canjo building and tuning

Hi, We have a little pop can canjo someone gave me.  My grandkids love it so we have decided to make them all one for Christmas.  I bought…

Started by Brenda

5 Dec 3, 2022
Reply by MadGomer

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, 2022
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 3, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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, 2022
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 Doug Laffin

4 Aug 11, 2022
Reply by Order99

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Brickhouse CBG Wiring

Started by Ian Boyd. Last reply by Ian Boyd Dec 11, 2023. 1 Reply

Cutting deep boxes in half

Started by Justin Stanchfield. Last reply by Taffy Evans Sep 20, 2023. 7 Replies

Fretless fret markers

Started by Michael Myers. Last reply by Michael Myers Apr 20, 2023. 8 Replies

canjo building and tuning

Started by Brenda. Last reply by MadGomer Dec 3, 2022. 5 Replies

Minimum tools needed

Started by Wichita Sam. Last reply by Taffy Evans Nov 14, 2022. 21 Replies

High G problem

Started by Michael Myers. Last reply by Taffy Evans Nov 3, 2022. 4 Replies

Doubling the high string

Started by Robert Killen. Last reply by Paul Craig Oct 14, 2022. 23 Replies

Aluminum License Plate

Started by Larry Sobol. Last reply by Larry Sobol Oct 1, 2022. 6 Replies

C. B. Gifty three string fretless kits.

Started by jon neet. Last reply by Taffy Evans Aug 16, 2022. 6 Replies

Frettin' and stainin'

Started by Doug Laffin. Last reply by Order99 Aug 11, 2022. 4 Replies

Bolt on neck to a set neck body?

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 17, 2022. 14 Replies

Locations

Started by Roy Smith. Last reply by the anonymous pick May 15, 2022. 2 Replies

Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut"

Started by Al Lobe. Last reply by BrianQ. May 10, 2022. 18 Replies

Clarification on pick ups

Started by Michael Myers. Last reply by Taffy Evans May 6, 2022. 5 Replies

Licence plate cbg

Started by Michael Myers. Last reply by Michael Myers May 2, 2022. 5 Replies

Builder's Tips

Started by Wichita Sam. Last reply by MadGomer Feb 23, 2022. 2 Replies

Getting there but needing advice/help please.

Started by Lionhound. Last reply by MadGomer Feb 18, 2022. 8 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

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