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Short scale CBG, will it work

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan Pieper May 13. 6 Replies

I have been playing guitar now for almost 20 years, just for my own I joyment and jamming with friends not on a professional level. Due to an unfortunate set of medical circumstances I am left me…Continue

 

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May 19
Bryan Pieper replied to Richard's discussion Short scale CBG, will it work
"I like building my CBGs with “dulcimer” diatonic fretting (sometimes called a stick dulcimer or walking dulcimer). I built my first one with a 25.5” scale, using my mountain (lap) dulcimer as a scale model. I like it, but playing…"
May 13
Paul Craig replied to Richard's discussion Short scale CBG, will it work
"You can use regular guitar strings on that scale, but you'll need to use heavier gauge strings to tune up to pitch."
May 11
Paul Craig replied to Richard's discussion Short scale CBG, will it work
"G/D/G is  simply 1-5-1. Meaning that the G is your root note, the D is your fifth note and the other G is the root at a higher octave. Using a D/G/B tuning is still a G chord being D-5th/G-root/B-3rd. So a D/G/B tuning is a G major chord. The…"
May 11
Uncle Fred replied to Richard's discussion Short scale CBG, will it work
"I built a 19.1" scale slide guitar with a humbucker to play at my computer station.  It is currently tuned to G2-D3-B3 with .042"w, .032"w & .017" strings at 13.1#, 17.0# & 14.7#.  By experimenting, I found the…"
May 11
ChickenboneJohn replied to Richard's discussion Short scale CBG, will it work
"If you want to use GDG tabs, then you need to tune your instrument the same way i.e. GDG - DGB won't work. Baritone uke tuning is D G B E. You can take off the low D and tune it G D G - the standard uke string gauges won't be ideal, as the…"
May 11
Korrigan replied to Richard's discussion Short scale CBG, will it work
"All you need to do is figure out what gauge strings to use for your desired tuning and string tension. This is a great tool for that: https://wahiduddin.net/calc/calc_guitar_string.htm But if you are going to be playing from GDG tabs then why…"
May 11
Uncle John commented on Richard's blog post Just wanted to say hi to the cigar box guitar Community
"Welcome Richard.  Good wishes on your build.  Most of us would suggest you do a fretless build to start and likely a three string or a one string diddley bow.  Check out how to build under resources at page top.  Bolt saddles and…"
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Short scale CBG, will it work

I have been playing guitar now for almost 20 years, just for my own I joyment and jamming with friends not on a professional level. Due to an unfortunate set of medical circumstances I am left me with Limited range of motion in my upper body and hands making it very difficult to play full-size guitar.  Seeing what CBG Nation is doing has given me a chance to build a much shorter scale and smaller body guitar. I have a baritone ukulele the body is just to long and to thick to fit my needs. The…See More
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"Hello from a fellow n00b!!!"
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"I am building my first  neck and fretboard. I would like add to the  positioning doats to the fretboard.  My thinking is to glue the fretboard to the neck then dril Through both the fretboard and the neck used a dowel going through…"
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This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
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"Hello, Richard. I'm new here too and am overwhelmed by the amount of creativity and thoughtful participation in this community. If ever there were a place one should seek counsel and inspiration to build and play handmade musical instruments,…"
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"Hi Richard, you came to the right place, welcome aboard!"
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Just wanted to say hi to the cigar box guitar Community

I have been reading a lot of the postest. I had no idea there was  such a variety of homemade instruments. I will be building my one CBG soon and I would like to lean on the  Community for help ideas and encouragement .ThanksRichardSee More
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Posted on May 7, 2018 at 9:17pm 4 Comments

I have been reading a lot of the postest. I had no idea there was  such a variety of homemade instruments. I will be building my one CBG soon and I would like to lean on the  Community for help ideas and encouragement .

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