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Bridge over troubled frets

Started this discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans Dec 28, 2018. 6 Replies

Now that I've working out the correct tuning another problem has reared its ugly head. Fretting! When playing one finger chords the large G string  (.044) frets really well its those pesky D (.034)…Continue

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Up to my neck!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Scott Oct 6, 2018. 10 Replies

My CBG is still in its infancy stages and I've cut my neck down so it fits flush with the edge of the top of the cigar box. My perceived dilemma is my strings will set too low and hit my deltabucker…Continue

Humbucker

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 2, 2018. 4 Replies

I want to install Deltabucker pickups on my CBG but can't find any info on how far to install them from the neck of the guitar. Most pics I've seen have them about 1 inch from the neck, is there a…Continue

Nuts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Ratliff Aug 9, 2018. 7 Replies

I'm going nuts, the answer to how high to set the nut varies from the thickness of a playing card, the thickness of a dime to the height of the first fret plus .030. This is my first build and I want…Continue

 

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Breaker Breaker 1-9...This is the "String Breaker"

Posted on December 22, 2018 at 1:45pm 16 Comments

Built my first CBG but as I tune .044 G string breaks as does .034 D. I made sure I set bridge to nut length to 25 inch with an adjustable bridge

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At 8:42am on December 23, 2018, Uncle John said…

I like the cat face build.  It is good to have you for a CBN friend from Florida.  Can we come down for Newyears and stay with you until spring?

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