hey guys about to start a build with a fretboard and was wondering whats a good material to use that is easily obtained through lumberstores, or even easily found materials? i am not a tool master either so gotta keep things kinda simple lol

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Well I haven't built my CBG yet, but I could take a picture of the pickguard I built for my Fender Strat. It's yellowhart, walnut, and maple. Other than that I've just got some raw lumber, some wood turning's, and random wood projects I've done. I have seen some cigar box's at 2nd hand stores in the past, and in older postings on craigslist in the garage sale section. Cigar box guitars are a sorta new interest for me. I already had most everything to build a CBG, but the cigar box and tuners, so I thought I'd give it a try, and then I found this forum, and have been reading as much as I can, and looking at lots of pictures. I think yesterday I looked a 163 pages of pictures on this site. I post some pic's soon.

Alan Roberts said:
Jordan Burk said:
Have you found any local sorces for cigar box's?

Not in Lane County, heh heh.

You need to put some photos up on your page.
Hey Arnie just saw ur post on bass pickups. I have used them as singles and doubles on 3 & 4 stringers. They work great . Use 2 500K pots for volume and tone along with a 0,47 cap for the tone. Wiring diagrams are easy to find for them. Hope this hepls.
Ed

Arnold ( ARNIE ) Rydberg Jr. said:
STEWMAC.com has unfinished fret boards , ETC. HAS anyone used a 4 pole bass pickup or TWO 4 pole bass pickups on a CBGB ??? PEACE / Arnie Rydberg
There are a lot of Wood pieces for sale on ebay. Just search for" Thin wood" or "thin board"
Try your local flooring shop. 3/4 inch hardwood flooring is nice and straight, and they usually have partial boxes they'll sell for cheap.

You need a very hardwood for a fret board, Hickory holds them very well.

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