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Poking around looking for info about building CBG.

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This is my first 25" CBG. 

Completed approx 2009. Vasco da Gama Natural Las Cabrillas box. The neck is bowing. I'm considering rebuilding it when I get done with my Christmas builds.

Here is number two, a concert size uke I made for my son.

Number three is made from a Strawberry Shortcake lunch box.  I made this for my daughter because her grampa used to call her short cake.  I bought the box on ebay. She cried... ;)

I made this tenor uke for my son's wife Angie.  Now they play together.  

Number five I call my Christmas Uke. Unfortunately there are no pictures. This was built to order for a friend of my daughter.  She gave it to her husband for Christmas.  Seems as though I am building mostly ukes.

This number 6. Another tenor uke.  Sort of.  It is a three string built to a 17.5 inch scale.  It was my first sale.  

And finally #7.  I am finishing this up tonight to get on ebay tomorrow.  

Well, it seems I've reached a limit. #7 can't be uploaded.  I'll put all of them in My Photos.

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At 1:10pm on November 20, 2013, Clock The Wolf said…
At 10:44pm on November 16, 2013, Doug Thorsvik said…
Glad you have wfret working. It has been a great tool for me. Have fun with the uke. I'll have to try making one in the future. Would be fun to play.

At 10:40pm on November 16, 2013, Doug Thorsvik said…
I have found that drilling holes is easier for me. I tried a carbon fiber rod in my latest bass instead of a steel bar. It's light and just as strong. I've been too lazy and haven't posted any pics of my last 3 builds. I'm always trying new ideas, that's what keeps it fun. Enjoy,

At 12:14am on November 16, 2013, Doug Thorsvik said…


All you need to do is enter the scale length in decimal form: 12.875 in your case.

That is how I do all my fractional scale lengths. Sorry I was a bit slow responding to your problem.



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