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1st cbg build. 1st question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Sawyer Dec 1, 2017. 4 Replies

Is the neck on a cbg the same thickness from the peghead into the box? Most pictures look that way. I'm using 3/4 inch thick maple for the neck so with a 1/4 inch fretboard the neck will be one inch…Continue

 

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Doug Sawyer replied to Doug Sawyer's discussion 1st cbg build. 1st question.
"Thanks Taffy. I'm going to make the peghead similar to a guitar with about a 15 degree downward angle. "
Dec 1, 2017
Taffy Evans replied to Doug Sawyer's discussion 1st cbg build. 1st question.
"Hi Doug, as Pick says,  at times you may need to thin or create some kickback on the peghead. This done to give a greater angle from the nut to the tuner post. This in turn creates more down pressure of the strings onto the nut, which can…"
Dec 1, 2017
Doug Sawyer replied to Doug Sawyer's discussion 1st cbg build. 1st question.
"Thanks anonymous pick. Appreciate the quick response."
Dec 1, 2017
the anonymous pick replied to Doug Sawyer's discussion 1st cbg build. 1st question.
"Yup that's about right  from nut to body . (most folks do it that way .) some folks taper it   . but  imho  it is  not necessary .  but depending on what type of  tuners (machine heads ) you use .you may have…"
Nov 30, 2017
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1st cbg build. 1st question.

Is the neck on a cbg the same thickness from the peghead into the box? Most pictures look that way. I'm using 3/4 inch thick maple for the neck so with a 1/4 inch fretboard the neck will be one inch thick from nut to body. Is this correct? ThanksDougSee More
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You can build one anyway you want. No limits at all. I've got some nice wooden cigar boxes that would make great guitars. If I can pull off the build, that is.

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