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Nut files

I'm sure this question has been asked somewhere in here. I've looked and I havent been able to find any info on nut files. Does anyone have…

Started by Hamhock

4 Mar 21, 2009
Reply by Wichita Sam

What Order? Saw/Stain/Fret

Hey all. In what order do you all cut the fret grooves, stain/seal, sand, and put in frets? I guess I would cut the fret grooves, then san…

Started by Jake

1 Mar 16, 2009
Reply by Roosterman

Frets

Building my first CBG and am looking for advice on frets. The neck is cherry if that makes a difference. I don't have a fretboard was plann…

Started by Dan Adams

7 Mar 4, 2009
Reply by Ted Kaczynski

Strings

I'm building my 2nd CBG now and I have some questions about strings. First, a few details about the guitar. It is 24" scale, fretless, 4 s…

Started by Kevin

3 Jan 11, 2009
Reply by bucky

four string CBG resonator

I would like to build a 4 string resonator. Would like to use found objects for the resonator cone, such as pie pan etc. Any ideas are inst…

Started by steve (Roots)

1 Dec 31, 2008
Reply by tinyguitars

paper covered wood boxes

i'm about to start on my first cigar box guitar with a paper covered wood box. any tips on how to not make an awful, awful mess out of the…

Started by matt carroll

3 Dec 28, 2008
Reply by matt carroll

Neck Woods

To date I have been using the standard 1 x 2 sticks of poplar from lowes for my necks. From what I have researched, Maple is probably a goo…

Started by Kevin

4 Dec 25, 2008
Reply by Wichita Sam

Tenor Banjo

Hi all, Can you take a tenor banjo (4 string ) an tune it to a 4 string CBG ,just a thought as I have two of them .If so that would be cool…

Started by Dave Haas

3 Dec 23, 2008
Reply by Wichita Sam

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