Jim Tomsovic


San Diego, CA

United States

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I'm a mandolin player, which is a pretty serious pastime for me. I was given a gift CBG for Christmas, and it's put FUN back into my music. I particularly enjoy the Shane Speal lesson. Now, thanks to Gitty, I'm building my 1st CBG.

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  • Uncle John

    another PS:  don't try building a mando until you have made a couple of successful fretted CBGs.  Mandos are tough to build and have play and sound good.  Really the shorter the scale, the harder and more exacting to have it come out good.   Lots of folks buy a pre fretted fret board.  Good way to go and they usually allow you to use a bolt for the nut - but that bolt or screw must be precisely placed.

  • BrianQ.

    Tom, this may help your neck building?


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