When using a Strat style hardtail bridge,is the string tension and tone different (better,worse or indifferent) when stringing through the box to the bottom of the box or stringing straight to the…Continue
"Altering the stringing method can't change the tension in the string. It may change the pressure on the bridge saddles, but the tension in the string will remain the same. String tension for a given scale length and string gauge…"
"Hi, this is how I do it. Neck block size varies depending on 6 or 3 string CBG. My aim is to keep as much timber out of the box as possible if its an acoustic instrument. And the top as free to vibrate as possible.
Hope this helps Taff"
"Four screws, like a strat. I have a mahogany heel that stick out. Only two of the screws are visible from the outside. I'd snap a pic, but I haven't yet gone back & sanded & finished the heel.
When you get to…"
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I love the process of building a CBG and I love the moment when it's finished and I plug it in and....it works! I also appreciate the CBG community and the advice and support I've had over the years....A wonderful hobby/community and one i'm glad I managed to stumble across.....
On burning in fret marks: I find that burning first allows the oil, then lacquer, to highlight the burn marks, and then the lacquer smooths over and protects the line. I have done it afterward, but it leaves a crusty burnt edge to the lacquer, is less protected, and is a more rustic look. That's OK, if that is what you're looking for...