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Modifying My First single String Guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Rzewinski on Friday. 17 Replies

So I currently own a nice well-made 3-string CBG from a local experienced builder, and it is very nice and a high quality build, cost me $225 Canadian.I also own a lower "quality" (not as fancy)…Continue

 

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Kevin Rzewinski replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"Sorry I didn't see this until now. Great ideas for my next build (whenever that is). I ended up using another slightly smaller bolt, cutting the head off, and painting it black. I then measured the scale length from the middle of the nut…"
Friday
BrianQ. replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"The “Free” Paint stir sticks are great for a Bridge base & Trim piece. They can also be stained/painted without loosing all detail of the numbers? Some use them for pickup covers? And, they’re Free!! Cheers :) "
Jun 16
BrianQ. replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"Are the pickup adjustment screws tightened all the way down? A wooden base works well for higher bridge heights, maybe try that?"
Jun 14
Kevin Rzewinski replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"Thanks, that sounds like a good and easy suggestion. I'll look into that. I will need a longer bolt to use as a bridge, because the current bolt that came with it, is a little short and the cover from the pickup interferes with it a little bit,…"
Jun 14
Taffy Evans replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"Hi, looks a lot better know, well done. If I can make a suggestion. You could buy a cheap black pickgaurd, teardrop style, and reshape it to cover the hole near the pickup. They are easily cut with scissors and are adhesive backed. Taff"
Jun 13
Kevin Rzewinski replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"Here's the "finished version" with the neck sanded, stained, and clear-coated, as well as the bottom piece painted black."
Jun 12
BrianQ. replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"Kevin, if you’re unsure or lacking in skills, the best thing to do is practice on scraps, or at least that was how I was taught? No harm, no foul?  If that gap bothers you, you can always make a trim piece to cover or just make a wider…"
Jun 9
Kevin Rzewinski replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"So, The pickup is now installed - I tested it and it works. my dad cut the opening for the pickup a little to wide, so the little bit of black rubber is there temporarily to cover the gap. I'm thinking in the future to maybe make a small…"
Jun 9
Kevin Rzewinski replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"So, I did some work. I got inside the box, removed the old piezo and output jack, and made the outline for where the pickup should go. So now, I have made some good progress. I decided to wait for my father to help me cut out the spot for the pickup…"
Jun 8
Kevin Rzewinski replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"Well, the pickup came in today. So now I will finally be able to do this soon. yay! probably tomorrow."
Jun 8
Taffy Evans replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"Yep, that's the way to do it. I would also suggest scoring the outline with a sharp knife to prevent any tear-out from going outside your outline. Taff"
Jun 7
Kevin Rzewinski replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"thanks for the replies so far. yeah, following the outline and drilling small wholes could work, though I'd place them on the inside of the line, because I'd rather make a bit too small of an opening and have to sand or file to enlarge it,…"
Jun 7
Taffy Evans replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"Hi Kevin, to cut out the pickup hole you could keep your drill running after the volume and tone holes and follow the pickup outline with a series of small holes all linked as close together as possible, then with a knife or small saw cut through…"
Jun 2
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Jun 2
Kevin Rzewinski replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"The guitar came in today, and it does look very nice, the pickup I ordered is still a ways away on it's way from California. What I mean by wanting something quiet is something that won't make much sounds without electronic amplification…"
Jun 1
Taffy Evans replied to Kevin Rzewinski's discussion Modifying My First single String Guitar
"Hi, your comments are important to us, please try again. The same old same old problem. Visual mode isn't visual."
Jun 1

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At 1:56pm on March 5, 2022, BrianQ. said…
At 5:00pm on December 9, 2021, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build/play info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Site has a glitch, here’s the trick:

 
 
 

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