iv'e not been on for a few, anyways i been steadily learning and building on my four stringer and she's about done. i had a few setbacks where i went to drill holes in the fretboard and the holes splintered into a mess but i fixed that problem with overlaying an 1/8 thickness board after sanding the fb clean next i just need to add fret markers which they have to be a bit on the thin side so i'm figuring on using silver colored bailing or crafting wire... the look i'm going for this being my first one is rustic and it sure fit's the bill haha but i tell you what... this cgb has a story to tell if ever it had lips lol

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Comment by Lonman on April 28, 2018 at 9:19am

cool, I am looking forward to seeing the end result. 

Comment by Donkey on April 26, 2018 at 10:47am

Hey there, BlueBird.

As a new member to Cigar Box Nation, I've enjoyed reading what you shared here. To relate in my own way, anything I've built invariably has aspects that can kindly be referred to as rustic, albeit without cool things like bailing wire-fret markers.

Nifty and unique components used to build CBGs -- such as your bailing and crafting wire ideas -- add to the artisanship that I so admire about this community, while the story of each build gives life to every CBG. I'll bet your 4-stringer has a fun tale to tell.

Thanks for sharing this post, BlueBird.

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