For the second, i wanted a richer, louder sound, so tried a larger box (plywood sides, like the neck, and 1/4" plywood front and back. Neck has hardwood spine over the body length, and picking area is filed out by about 3/8". RESULT: initially I thought there wasn't much difference in tone, just a heavier instrument! But got a new set of D'Addario extra light strings and these ring out metallic and clear. Compared to #1, which by comparison sounds dull and less bassy.

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Comment by Sean Jay on August 11, 2022 at 8:22am

Thanks, folks. The rounded top is actually more comfortable for playing than the sharp corner.

I'm using all 3 wound strings on this second CBG, which makes bending the notes more difficult but good sound. I should have had more than 16 frets, too. 

Next step: adding a humbucker.

Comment by Order99 on August 11, 2022 at 2:12am

 Very nice-love the opposed rounded corners and triangle sound holes...

Comment by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on August 8, 2022 at 4:04pm

Two good starts, for certain!  Good work, Sean!

Comment by David Bowes on August 7, 2022 at 6:04am

Nice

Comment by Sean Jay on August 6, 2022 at 10:16am

Thanks Uncle John. I can't seem to control the orientation of my displayed photos, taken with an iPhone.

The 'lower' smaller bodied one is my first, and the shinier black and wood one is my second.

Comment by Uncle John on August 6, 2022 at 8:28am

Both very nice.   I like the color pop on the lower one.  

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