23” scale length, approximately 200 and 100 lb test flourocarbon fishing line strings, GD tuned. Neck from a 2x4. Kluson locking tuners. 3D printed components including the PLAstic fantastic saw blade (original metal saw blade did not work with a piezo disc pickup).

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Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 27, 2023 at 4:08am

Piezo’s do amplify any type of sound Alan. The problem is the resonant frequency of the blade is an F, so when you play an F chord it’s louder than all the rest. Not a problem if your song doesn’t have any F’s in it. I learned something new on this build.

Comment by AGP # on May 26, 2023 at 8:20pm

Been waiting for this one, pity about the Metal Saw Blade not working with a Piezo Pickup, I thought Piezo's magnified any type of sound or noise :-) 

Comment by Poorness Studios on May 26, 2023 at 12:47am

Wow. Very clever. I like the way you're making CBGs really accessible with 3-D printed parts.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 25, 2023 at 2:56pm

Thanks Jerry! I wish it sounded as good as it looks. I have been working at it, but still have buzz issues.

Comment by Jerry Jordan on May 25, 2023 at 7:05am

Raising the bar!

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 23, 2023 at 3:28pm

Thanks for the good words Brian. The body was the longest print and it was probably around 5 hours (a short print for many avid 3D printing enthusiasts). I started the print at a slower speed and sped it up after the bottom of the body was done. I haven’t totaled up all the print time, but I estimate it is around 8-9 hours.

Comment by BrianQ. on May 23, 2023 at 1:39pm

How many hours of printing for this one Doug? You keep pushing the bar, and I like it!!! :)

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