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"They ALL work...  Purists will say to use Lemon oil, but any drying oil will be fine…"

John Sawyer replied Feb 14, 2020 to Walnut overload

21 Feb 16, 2020
Reply by 3 Chord Ziggy

"Find a used table saw with a portable stand.  Save your money for a good blade,   Th…"

John Sawyer replied Apr 4, 2019 to Power tools - what buy next?

6 Apr 4, 2019
Reply by John Sawyer

"There are multiple trade offs you have to balance...   With a bigger box, you don’t…"

John Sawyer replied Apr 4, 2019 to Neck, sound hole, strings and Bridge question.

9 Apr 4, 2019
Reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH

"Done that. I ended up making templates out of acrylic so i can get consistency... I'…"

John Sawyer replied Mar 20, 2019 to Bonehead rookie mistake

24 Apr 7, 2019
Reply by KOOL DOG HOOCH

"The general rule with magnetic pickups is 3mm or 1/8" or so, and adjust from there..…"

John Sawyer replied Feb 17, 2019 to Pickup to string distance

8 Apr 9, 2019
Reply by Lou Ellis

"Every bridge has to be just a bit further out than the scale length.  This is due to…"

John Sawyer replied Feb 10, 2019 to Tuning ptoblem

14 Feb 14, 2019
Reply by Arthur Payne

"Piezo rods work best under pressure. If you are putting it inside the box, it should…"

John Sawyer replied Feb 3, 2019 to Putting a 3 string piezo rod between neck and box top.

3 Feb 4, 2019
Reply by MadGomer

"You say the volume is on when you turn the tone knob... The tone knob isn't supposed…"

John Sawyer replied Jan 12, 2019 to Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off

9 Jan 13, 2019
Reply by Steve Allen

"You get good at tracking down buzz when building these things! :-) My first trick is…"

John Sawyer replied Dec 1, 2018 to Build 4 - buzz from inside body?

5 Dec 1, 2018
Reply by Sean Murphy

"Long wires tend to pick up noise. The best wire is shielded, but isn't always necess…"

John Sawyer replied Aug 22, 2018 to What kind of wire?

3 Sep 9, 2018
Reply by BrianQ.

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Bolt on neck to a set neck body?

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Locations

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Help please re Bento Box Uke "nut"

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Clarification on pick ups

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Licence plate cbg

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Minimum tools needed

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Doubling the high string

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Builder's Tips

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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

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Drawings or pictures on the box

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Hard metal bridges

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Getting the most sustain on a fretless CBG.

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2nd Build Electronics Questions

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yard sticks for fret boards

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Where in the UK.

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whaaaaaa?

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wiring a split coil mini humbucker

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Canjo tuning

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