"My understanding of a baritone guitar is that it is one octave lower than a regular guitar and one octave above a bass guitar. The scale lengths vary, but the best one I have seen is a schecter six string electric baritone guitar with a 30…"
ive been beating on bass guitars since 1970. Due to the string tension and scale length, making a cigar box bass guitar would be difficult. You would need a much larger resonant body and eithe a truss rod to counter the string…"
"1 1/2 inches is the standard three string neck width and corresponds to a standard lumber board width. Any narrower and you increase the probability of the string tension bending the neck. you would need a truss rod to counteract this.…"
"I too have broken strings tuningmy cigar box guitar. It turns out I was tuning them an octave too high and using light gauge strings didn’t help as they broke easier. I switched to medium gauge strings, got a tuner I could clip on…"
"Hey jimmy. I also encourage you to check out Chikenbone John’s videos. If I had seen them before I did my first build, I would have saved myself a lot of grief. His videos are succinct, excess verbiage minimal, and full of practical, useful…"
"Thanks Mark! I has the dremels but no base for them. That sounds excellent and I'm going to look into that. Is lexan the clear sheets I can get at home despot? They have been hard for me to cut using standard saws, always chipping and breaking.…"
"I was considering using my 1 1/2 inch forstner bit and using a rasp file to enlarge the hole to the correct diameter. Is hot glue adequate? I am also considering super glue or overkill in the form of two part epoxy."
"Thanks for the advice Michael! I have a two inch hole saw I was going to use but it would leave an 1/8 of an inch gap between the edge of the sound hole cover and edge of the hole on the box. Is hot glue sufficient for filling in the gap and…"
"First post. First guitar. First questions: I purchased a screened dobro/resonator sound hole cover and am hoping to get suggestions on the best ways to cut the 1 7/8 inch hole for it and how to attach it. Also asking for suggestions on how to make…"
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