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Wood Stain help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ghostwitch Sep 29, 2009. 6 Replies

I plan on staining my CBG neck soon but im not sure what to use...Ive been told certain kinds will make the wood rise or make the wood become sticky...i have a lowe's and home depo near me any…Continue

Tags: polyshades, minwax, poly, stain, wood

Bends and dips

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roosterman Sep 24, 2009. 17 Replies

im making a 3 string fretless CBG and I noticed in alot of pictures many people have carved/sanded bends or dips out of the heads...i wanted to know if its need or does it help out with sound…Continue

Beginner CBG HELP!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Casey jones Sep 20, 2009. 11 Replies

So im just getting into cigar box guitars and ive been told by many people to go to this website, hopefully i can get some help...a friend of mine just got ahold of 6 cigar box's for me, so i went…Continue

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At 4:09pm on September 22, 2009, Zeb said…
Hi Casey,
I will try and get a couple more pictures for the 3 string fretless. I can tell you a couple things about it.
It has a 3/16 slot routed into the neck under the fret board. I installed a 10-24 all thread as a small truss rod. You can see the nut in the photo. The all thread is inside a bendie straw and I used clear silicone to glue it in place. The straw keeps it capable of movement. The silicone just fills in the spaces around the rod.
I used stainless to make the tailpiece. A single screw in the bottom holds the neck in the box as well as holding the tail piece in place. It stays in tune well ,it does a nice job. Another similar screw holds the thru neck to the front of the box. The neck doesn't duck under the box lid. It's a tru thru design. I made a piezo transducer that has a jack at the bottom. I prefer it on the side. With the jack on the bottom it tends to over bend the cable when sitting in the corner. But it looks cool. Sounds good also.That bridge was a crocker design. Thanks Ted.
The wood is poplar. The box was macanudo Gold Label. It had a paper lid that was shabby. I made a poplar top to match the neck. I used polyurithane on the box. I tried to seal the paper with it. I think I used Formbys Tung oil on the neck and top. I hope I revealed a few details that give you some ideas for your own.
Thanks again for the interest and kind words. Chuck
At 5:21pm on September 19, 2009, Tres Seaver said…
Welcome aboard, Casey! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBB, CBU, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

Most of all, have fun!


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