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Soundhole sizing and design

I'm currently working on 4 "paddle box" style guitars/strummers/whatever.  I'm at the stage of shaping the tops and trying to decide on sou…

Started by Habanera Hal

24 Nov 7, 2019
Reply by Rich Butters

Adjustable CBG bridge

I haven't seen this done before and thought you guys might be interested. I have been using these in my builds for a while now and they wor…

Started by Jeff Box

3 Sep 4, 2019
Reply by Thomas Case

Adjustable sound holes

The guitar sounded a bit odd on the base string so I made the sound holes adjustable. The sound holes can be adjusted to have varying openi…

Started by Jeff Box

5 Sep 10, 2017
Reply by Jeff Box

Just intonation/scale

I'm thinking of building a 'just intonation' guitar. 4-5 string, probably 23-24" shorter scale length CBG.  Any thoughts, advice, experienc…

Started by Fomhorach

4 Jun 17, 2017
Reply by Mike

Classical ball end strings

Hey everybody, I am building a concert  scale pot lid reso uke,with a piezo pickup.  My string ends will show thru the tail piece.  So ball…

Started by John Hopper

1 Feb 24, 2017
Reply by Moritz Voegeli

Truss rods

I've been looking for an alternative truss rod just to strengthen a long thin neck. I've had a peek on e-bog for aluminium T-section rods b…

Started by Fomhorach

7 Jun 16, 2016
Reply by Fomhorach

Measuring wood ( and/or box) resonances - cheaply

I'll start off by saying that this may not be everyone's "cup of tea" and that some people might consider this "overthinking". To that I wi…

Started by Darren Addy

7 Jun 14, 2016
Reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague

An idea that I haven't seen - any thoughts?

A while back I built a cajon for my grandson with a built-in snare. It came out great and the snare added a whole different dimension to th…

Started by Habanera Hal

12 May 5, 2016
Reply by Fomhorach

A brand new resonator

You will see in the photos a new way to do a resonator.  Is a copper/nikel soldering rod tin soldered on the inside of the brass bell.  It…

Started by Mario Poggio

9 May 5, 2016
Reply by Philip Hale

Signing your work

How does everyone do this?  Ink?  Pen?  Label?  How do you code information?

Started by Chuck Dubman

17 Dec 21, 2015
Reply by G.S. Monroe

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Discussion Forum

Soundhole sizing and design

Started by Habanera Hal. Last reply by Rich Butters Nov 7, 2019. 24 Replies

Adjustable CBG bridge

Started by Jeff Box. Last reply by Thomas Case Sep 4, 2019. 3 Replies

Adjustable sound holes

Started by Jeff Box. Last reply by Jeff Box Sep 10, 2017. 5 Replies

Just intonation/scale

Started by Fomhorach. Last reply by Mike Jun 17, 2017. 4 Replies

Classical ball end strings

Started by John Hopper. Last reply by Moritz Voegeli Feb 24, 2017. 1 Reply

Truss rods

Started by Fomhorach. Last reply by Fomhorach Jun 16, 2016. 7 Replies

Measuring wood ( and/or box) resonances - cheaply

Started by Darren Addy. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Jun 14, 2016. 7 Replies

An idea that I haven't seen - any thoughts?

Started by Habanera Hal. Last reply by Fomhorach May 5, 2016. 12 Replies

A brand new resonator

Started by Mario Poggio. Last reply by Philip Hale May 5, 2016. 9 Replies

Signing your work

Started by Chuck Dubman. Last reply by G.S. Monroe Dec 21, 2015. 17 Replies

Braces and bars.

Started by Brian Lemin. Last reply by Monterey Mar 20, 2015. 8 Replies

Nonadjustable truss rod

Started by Scott W. Last reply by Scott W Jul 17, 2014. 9 Replies

Builders tricks

Started by Lee Martin. Last reply by Wichita Sam Apr 3, 2014. 4 Replies

Making a brass tailpiece

Started by Tim Mac. Last reply by Better Trees Jan 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Resonator cone and coverplate

Started by Keith Weser. Last reply by Mario Poggio Nov 30, 2013. 9 Replies

Neck dovetail

Started by Jillian Holladay. Last reply by Jillian Holladay Jul 23, 2013. 12 Replies

Neck Angle

Started by Wayne Bigler. Last reply by Wayne Bigler Jul 12, 2013. 5 Replies

"Testing" a box for bridge placement

Started by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw. Last reply by Mark Bliss Jul 11, 2013. 163 Replies

Bridge attachment comparison.

Started by MichaelS Country Boy Guitars. Last reply by StarrCBGs(Donovan) Jul 10, 2013. 19 Replies

fret board material

Started by Sam Fontenot. Last reply by StarrCBGs(Donovan) Jul 10, 2013. 17 Replies

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