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Neck not completely through and then strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Phillips Sep 2, 2012. 5 Replies

Well, i got myself a couple of beautiful older cigar boxes with wonderful artwork on them. I've been building sticks thru the box but if I go all the way, I cut thru some of the finer looking box…Continue

Through Body Necks: Contact with lid or no

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates Jan 31, 2012. 16 Replies

I haven't built to many guitars yet and the ones I have have all been different. I've carved most all the necks but plan to make a few more traditional cbg's with the neck through the box. My…Continue


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Fretting: the fun stuff

Posted on May 27, 2014 at 9:30am 3 Comments

Fretting seems to be one of those things about building that a lot of folks dread....I find it to be one of the best parts of building along with carving the neck; both are very rewarding upon completion. In the moment, I will sometimes wonder why I don't just take a Sharpie, mark the frets with it, raise the action, and play it with a slide. But after a good fret job, I feel great. Here's the way I do it and some things I've found to make it easier. If you have any other tips, please let me…


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At 2:43pm on December 31, 2013, Elmar Zeilhofer said…
Thanks for friending Kimmer! Rock 2014!
At 11:41pm on September 3, 2012, The Phrygian Kid said…
Ha when I saw ur pic was a thylacine I kinda assumed u Australian. Impressed u ever heard of em
At 11:15pm on September 3, 2012, The Phrygian Kid said…
Hi thanks for your kind words :)
I'm at ur service if ur ever misguided enough to believe it of any value. :D
All the best
At 11:58pm on November 6, 2010, Mister Scott said…
Sure, why not? Nice headstock carving... What do you use to shape it?
At 3:28pm on October 20, 2010, JUJU said…
This is a Four string with Beech veneered top

this is a three string with Padauk Veneer

this is a three string with Mahogany veneer

i sell them complete with the screws and conical springs as you see in the pics 4 string spacings are 10mm between centres and three string spacings are 13mm between centres hope that helps juju :)
At 10:35am on October 19, 2010, JUJU said…
Thanks for the friends invite - i'm glad to be your first
Welcome to the Nation (nut House ) lol!
hope to see you around !
juju :)

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