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Build Blog: A slightly different approach.

This project started out with intentions of building a "quick and dirty" test bed to experiment with a few ideas, but morphed into somethin…

Started by Mark BlissLatest Reply

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I'm building a triple neck guitar and I have no idea why ..

Hi all. I've been away from building guitars for well over a year due to depression after a family bereavement. My current build is two th…

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear

3 9 hours ago
Reply by Lonman

scarf joint

Hi,,,,I am making my 1st scarf joint.  I am using 3/4 inch stock and want to resaw it to 5/8 inch to fit the depth of the tuners.  When do…

Started by PattJ

1 Sep 29, 2021
Reply by smilingdog1

Dual or ‘2-way’ pots for tone and volume?

has anyone used these?  I think you could and then just have one knob that does both vol and tone if you press before you turn it , etc.  t…

Started by HarleyTodd

0 Dec 2, 2019

Springs in the guitar? ...What gives?

OK... a fella mentioned he was gonna put some old springs in his guitar... to "do whatever they may be inclined to do in there". I decided…

Started by Danny B.

23 Aug 29, 2019
Reply by Mikala

Single coil Pup location

 I’ve built several CBGs, but I am building my first six string electric. This will be my first with a single coil pick up. It is a 23.5 in…

Started by HarleyTodd

0 May 8, 2019

Scale Length for a 17” box Looking for guidance

So I started working on a build and was all gunho and built a nice neck of walnut and oak ,got as far as gluing my neck piece to the heel p…

Started by music2me

4 Nov 19, 2017
Reply by music2me

Baritone Ukulele

Hello,   I have most of the specs I need for a baritone CB ukulele, but the box size is my dilemma.  Since baritone ukes are large instrume…

Started by John Hopper

5 Mar 28, 2017
Reply by Bob Johnston

hard to play

HI , ive built a couple of cbg,s now , they look pretty good , but they are very hard to finger and make them sound right , and when you ge…

Started by Billy Heintz

9 Nov 16, 2016
Reply by Mark Bliss

Using the string eyes to hold them on a tailpiece or bridge?

I'm wondering if anyone has tried using a post or posts to hold each strings tension through the string eye? (The brass drum at the bottom…

Started by Danny B.

6 Nov 13, 2016
Reply by Danny B.

Condenser Guitar Microphones for CBG?

Has anyone tried one of these clipped on or installed inside a CBG? Curious how it would work out.

Started by Danny B.

4 Nov 10, 2016
Reply by Fomhorach

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I'm building a triple neck guitar and I have no idea why ..

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Lonman 9 hours ago. 3 Replies

scarf joint

Started by PattJ. Last reply by smilingdog1 Sep 29, 2021. 1 Reply

Springs in the guitar? ...What gives?

Started by Danny B.. Last reply by Mikala Aug 29, 2019. 23 Replies

Single coil Pup location

Started by HarleyTodd May 8, 2019. 0 Replies

Baritone Ukulele

Started by John Hopper. Last reply by Bob Johnston Mar 28, 2017. 5 Replies

hard to play

Started by Billy Heintz. Last reply by Mark Bliss Nov 16, 2016. 9 Replies

Condenser Guitar Microphones for CBG?

Started by Danny B.. Last reply by Fomhorach Nov 10, 2016. 4 Replies

Adjustable bridges?

Started by Danny B.. Last reply by Danny B. Nov 9, 2016. 3 Replies

Accurate Drill Tricks?

Started by Danny B.. Last reply by Fomhorach Nov 9, 2016. 6 Replies

Protecting old boxes

Started by Danny B.. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 13, 2016. 4 Replies

Cohiba box, thick top

Started by Chuck Dubman. Last reply by Danny B. Sep 13, 2016. 19 Replies

Use for mahogany cigar box "spacers"

Started by PhilUSAFRet. Last reply by Order99 Feb 7, 2016. 6 Replies

Adhesive Removal

Started by Habanera Hal. Last reply by Mad Mike's CBG's Nov 4, 2015. 8 Replies

inlays fret markers

Started by Paul Cooper. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 16, 2015. 22 Replies

Heel shaping ideas and process

Started by 14 buck bass (aka antonio). Last reply by The Phrygian Kid Apr 20, 2015. 21 Replies

CBG neck on router table

Started by Servaas (Der Groovemeister). Last reply by Brandon Barnard Nov 22, 2013. 6 Replies

Trimming a soundboard for my upright bass

Started by Wade. Last reply by jen harrison Nov 20, 2013. 6 Replies

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