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Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Aug 5. 9 Replies

Built a beautiful mini dog bowl resonator 3 string finished the nut and fretboard and decided I wanted to try a cutout headstock. Terrible idea. The piece was not long enough to get all three tuners…Continue

Anyone using bisected dowels for neck stock?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grandpa Feb 23. 16 Replies

So I was looking at a friends shop the other day and I find this 2" dowel. Just looking at it it seems like if you ripped it long ways it might make a nice strong CBG neck. I figure I must be missing…Continue

 

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the anonymous pick replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.
"or ..... go headless .  you can even do a wrap around and put the tuners in the box . or back  end etc ..."
Aug 5
Cause the Blue rat replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.
"Hi, I"m cause, that's Wade and my other brother Wade. : )"
Aug 5
Taffy Evans replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.
"Hi, I have not had to do this on a CBG but dozens of times on full guitars. I have attached a couple of photos that should help with a lightbulb moment for you. All the methods I have used are based around what you see here but tailored to suit the…"
Aug 4
Kigar replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.
"Maybe a picture would help spur some other ideas. "
Aug 4
Slim Pickens replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.
"Thanks, guys. Wasnt really thinking in that direction but it does make sense. "
Aug 4
Kigar replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.
"I agree with Wade, Cause (and the other Wade :)   ). Otherwise you could fill the holes and glue additional bits and pieces to build it up and attempt a do over but it would be a lot of work"
Aug 4
Cause the Blue rat replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.
"Agreed. I think a scarf joint would give you the largest gluing area. "
Aug 4
Wade replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.
"I would cut a scarf joint. You can then add a new headstock."
Aug 4
Wade replied to Slim Pickens's discussion Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.
"I would cut a scarf joint. You can then add a new headstock."
Aug 4
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Replacing the head-stock and only the head-stock from a finished neck. Need creative ideas.

Built a beautiful mini dog bowl resonator 3 string finished the nut and fretboard and decided I wanted to try a cutout headstock. Terrible idea. The piece was not long enough to get all three tuners set on one side and the angle on the other side makes it impossible to place a tuner. shaped like a figure 4 if you can imagine.So I have this fully glued up and no way to string it. I would like to just chop the top off and put something else up there but I can't work out how I would attach it.So I…See More
Aug 4
Slim Pickens commented on Mike Willmouth's photo
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06 CBG Build #32 August 1 2018

"I'm dying to see a preamp with a flat face. The piece looks awesome. I love the treatment you gave the wood. Great job!"
Aug 2
Slim Pickens commented on Leo Cayuela's photo
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Howling Bow 1

"Fancy high-class resonator and all. Beautiful idea excellent execution."
Jul 31
Slim Pickens commented on Daryl Baird's photo
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Lucky 7 4-string & Amplifier (back side view)

"Absolutely effervescent. This is what it's all about. "
Jul 28
Slim Pickens commented on Clyde Stinehart's photo
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Photo uploaded on July 23, 2018

"Love the nice lines this has. What is the scale length? Seems long."
Jul 24
Slim Pickens replied to Hip Bone Bellaire's discussion The Build I Hate
"Oh, my. What happened here? Someone made a TV tray : )  I think it needs more strings honestly. 2 More fretboards. One 3 string diatonic 1 four string  Gives you classic lap/ diatonic dulcimer/ bluegrass banjos all in one…"
Jul 22
Slim Pickens commented on Jim Morris's photo
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Drew Estates CB Fiddle

"Great thinking there. My kinda fix."
Jun 24

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Working on my very first one.
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