First build and first post so bear with me as I’ll probably have few questions along the way. I’m using a CBGitty box, burnt laser markings are on the outside on purpose. I’ve wood burned the top…Continue
"I think it looks fantastic Troy! I love the weathered look. I don't think your going to like the piezo on the back though, it's going to pick up a lot of unwanted handling noise and not a lot of vibration from the strings. Also, you…"
"Alright guys, it’s finished. Take a look and tell me what you think, give it to me, need the advise for the next build. I’ve got double piezo pickup hot glued in place and covered in hot glue, one on lid close to the bridge and one on…"
"It’s almost like you. Guys sorta now what you’re talking about : )
I cut the bridge down and got the string hight to right at 6/64 on low string, angled the bridge and checked the intonation and it’s good.
"Nice looking Guitar and good wood burning, way better than my first attempt.
I do not want to hijack this discussion, but what thickness is best for fretboards, I managed to get some scarp timber/ off cuts a while back which was about 5mm thick, and…"
"It may be OK for slide, but for fretting/chording it should be OK around 7/64" for the bass string and down to 5/64", then a little lower for the treble strings, around 5/64". Better to start higher and then go lower depending on your…"
"Yeah, got a lot to figure out. I knew this would be a learning curve build. Being that this is the first one I’ve had my hands on I’m not sure what I’m looking for as far as what’s best for playability. I’ve got to…"
"Looks like your bridge is 90 degrees to your strings, meaning all of your strings are the same length. If you want better intonation your thicker stings should be slightly longer than your thinner strings. Did you set the bridge just by measuring or…"