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Regarding fingerboards or lack there of

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bristol Blue Apr 9, 2016. 25 Replies

Long story skip below if impatient ;) I've got a production run going to cut costs and hopefully make better gits. Hardwood is getting hard to source, especially small pieces. So I visited the one…Continue

soldering 1/4 input jack ground - which is ground?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Mar 28, 2016. 7 Replies

First: sorry about the image quality. I need to ground my jack to my bridge so I went and…Continue

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Sourcing hardwoods

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kigar Mar 14, 2016. 15 Replies

 So the first couple g's I have made I used poplar I got from Home Depot. That worked fine but now I have basically cleaned up the 3 straight pieces they have left. Sutherland's nearby also has some…Continue

Cigar Box BASS - pick up questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 2, 2016. 21 Replies

 OK, so I'm finishing up my 2nd CBG and it's time to move on to a bass. I've got a great Box and some strings (electric). I'm doing a 2 string. But I need to figure out pickups (and tuners).I'm…Continue


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Zenstrument #5.

Posted on April 28, 2016 at 12:06am 3 Comments

Zenstrument #5.

 Honduran Box. Inside was dark pink colored wood,mahogany maybe?

 Neck is Walnut/RedMaple. Rosewood Nut and Bridge. GDG Gitty strings. 24" scale. 


Murdoc_420's Progress

Posted on February 12, 2016 at 2:45pm 13 Comments

 Guess this is the best place to start a progress thread so here we go.

 I've been wanting to build a CBG for quite awhile now, past attempts to find boxes were futile but I now have found a box supplier near me :D

 I found this selection of boxes, found  this site of course and started watching tutorials on You Tube.

(I was hoping to find one cool box and walked out with 7, yikes!)…


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At 6:53pm on March 27, 2016, AGP # said…

"Yup" Murdoc_420, the CBG addiction has seen me make a quite a few instruments, (and haven't finished yet!) most of which I still possess as I can't bear to with part them.


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