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Fretboard, frets and radius

Hello, I just realized that the fretboard that I built was straight, and the frets I bought were curved. When installing them, I cut the sl…

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4 9 hours ago
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A big wine box

Hello again, I'm working on my "prototype" wine box, which is actually quite big. When I chose a 23'' saddle length, it look likes the brid…

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8 10 hours ago
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Wine Box guitar and box airtighness

Hello, I'm building my first cigar/wine box guitar and as the lid is a bit concave, it doesn't perfectly align with the box. I'm wondering…

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3 14 hours ago
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Building a Cigar Box guitar with no musical parts

This will probably be one of the weirder first time posts.  I coach a middle school science team, and this year there is a new event that c…

Started by Luke Jalbert

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Starting to plan for....

...a baritone CBG. I have a big square thin box like Shane's and I'm going to try making another successful hardwood/plywood hybrid neck li…

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I'm Back and I got something cool and need some opinions

been a long time people, I been busy and building a lot of things which for administration reasons I shouldn't post on here, but I got some…

Started by JP Lace Master

15 on Sunday
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Preferred CBG electronics?

Getting near a decision point. Rocky Patel 12-year black/maroon/gold box, 25.5" scale, 3 string with birch ply/mahogany neck. Pup is single…

Started by James Pobog

8 on Sunday
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Rocky Patel mocked up

Probably about 2 days work left on it, maybe more. Gotta fret, glue on the fretboard, do the wiring fit the tailpiece, string retainer plat…

Started by James Pobog

0 Sep 15

Fret recommendation plz...

Getting close to working on my fretboard (25.5" scale) and am going to use a zero fret. I have jumbo for that. I'll take recommendations fo…

Started by James Pobog

8 Sep 13
Reply by James Pobog

Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg

Well, this is my first post, thank you for the welcome and for reading this. I'm new in CBG bulding, and I've decided go for the acoustic t…

Started by Álvaro CGB

10 Sep 8
Reply by Martin Fisher

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