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Nut string spacing - 8 string CBUkulele

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will T Aug 22, 2016. 6 Replies

I am going to build my first 8 string CBUke - (4 pairs of strings). The G & C will be tuned an octave apart / the E & A in unison. I would welcome advice on string spacing. I am planning to…Continue

Working With Lacquered Boxes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Will T Feb 10, 2015. 6 Replies

Fellow CBG Builders -There's a nice high end "cigar bar" near me that always has a good selection of high quality cigar boxes for sale. I recently picked up two beautiful lacquered boxes from them.…Continue

CBG Top Woods - Leave As Is?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ron "Oily" Sprague Aug 25, 2014. 10 Replies

Hi Folks:So far I've built a variety of CBG instruments: 3 & 4 string guitars; bass guitars; and various ukes.  Most have turned out pretty decent. I would really appreciate hearing opinions,…Continue

Tags: spruce, woods, top

Dimensions For 5 String Banjo Neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by ChickenboneJohn May 5, 2014. 6 Replies

Hello all -So far I've built a number of different "Cigar Box" instruments. 3 & 4 string guitars, ukes, a 4 string bass, and most recently a "cookie tin" guitar (see pic). I'd like to try…Continue

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At 1:18pm on September 11, 2013, Battmann said…

thanks, will

if you can build the cbg then a ukelele is no problem. i just use the same system.this was my 2nd ukelele.but this time i decided the taper the neck,more room for your fingers. so t took way long than usually because i wasnt sure what i wanted to do. it went with a the tenor scale of  18 inches/ 18 frets. i marked and cut the nut slot and fret slots before i tapered  the neck. i knew i wouldnt have a 90 degreee to hold  a square to after  tapering. i went with 1 .5 at the nut  and 2 inched at the last fret. my may go  1/8  thinner on the next one.  the nylon strings take quite a while to stretch out and sound good. for  about 3 days i was disapointed with its sound,  seemd out of wack. but then it all came together. i have a simple sled withholds for tapering. nothing fancy or scientific about it. after rounting  the nut slot and  cutting fret positions i  take a 1x3 and trim it done to 1.5  starting at least 5 inches  above  nut  slot. . cutting same amount off both sides. then  i measure  about 1/2 past 18th fret. , mark  board so the end will be 2inches wide ,  clamp the board to the sled.,align board to pencil mark  atwide end. ,align board at 1.5 ( nut end ), clamp and cut..flip it over and cut other side. hope sthis helps,Bruce

 
 
 

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