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Cutting down the neck of a CBG

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chance Dec 11, 2023. 11 Replies

Dear All,Hello from the Isle of Wight in the UK. First a quick introduction: I have always loved music, particularly blues and country, but have never played a musical instrument in my life. Since I…Continue

 

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Chance replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
"Hello Tim, I agree with all of the suggestions given. I have a couple ukelele sized 1 string and 2 string fretless CBG's, with pickups installed, I travel with. They are small enough to fit both in a standard backpack. The pitch is higher than…"
Dec 11, 2023
Justin Stanchfield replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
"I was thinking the same thing. My wife gave me that kit for Christmas a few years back and that's what got me into building these things from scratch. Not only would OP have the fun of building and playing another git, but it would probably be…"
Dec 9, 2023
Wichita Sam replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
"another option is to build a fender style bolt on neck CBG.  broken down, overall length should not exceed 24".  when you arrive, bolt it together and you're ready to play/"
Feb 11, 2022
Wichita Sam replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
"build a full length neck.. fretted or not, up to you.  ship to son.  when you arrive, glue/screw to top and voila', your own CBG."
Feb 11, 2022
BrianQ. replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
"Tim do this:"
Feb 8, 2022
Tim O'Flynn replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
Feb 8, 2022
BrianQ. replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
"Actually a good idea, CBGitty’s pure & simple kit is pre marked & pre drilled & takes about 30 minutes to an hour to assemble & starts at $59 unfretted, $79 fully fretted? They say all you’ll need is a hammer &…"
Feb 8, 2022
Korrigan replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
"Have you considered buying a git from an American builder and having it shipped to your son's house so that it's waiting for you when you get there? Have him store it there for you and you'll have an excuse to visit again. :D"
Feb 8, 2022
Taffy Evans replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
"Hi, here are a few snippets of information I lifted from my Tailoring Sound reference chart. I keep it in the workshop. I have the whole thing ready for posting but for now......... The longer the scale the more string tension Increase string length…"
Feb 8, 2022
the anonymous pick replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
"My 2 cents ,  you have until May to make a short scale guitar . more toys = win win."
Feb 8, 2022
BrianQ. replied to Tim O'Flynn's discussion Cutting down the neck of a CBG
"Anything is possible, the sound will be higher pitched & have more tension? There are lots of short scale cbgs out there. Have you not seen the hobo fiddle? 17” scale- 24” total length? …"
Feb 8, 2022
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Cutting down the neck of a CBG

Dear All,Hello from the Isle of Wight in the UK. First a quick introduction: I have always loved music, particularly blues and country, but have never played a musical instrument in my life. Since I retired, I decided to change that and, intrigued by the CBG, last year I went on a 'make & play' 3 string CBG workshop run by Chickenbone John here in the UK. What a superb and inspirational teacher he is! I came away with a fretless 3 string and set about learning how to play it. To cut a long…See More
Feb 7, 2022
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At 12:09pm on October 12, 2021, BrianQ. said…

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

 
 
 

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