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Upright Ubass

I've built a few Ubasses using the Aquila Thundergut poly strings and I just got a query about whether I would be interested in making a si…

Started by Titch the Clown

1 18 hours ago
Reply by Greg Potts

Guitar photos, builds from the past.

Hi, I thought I had better post something before I forget how to do it. I hope the members I don't see here much anymore are well and just…

Started by Taffy Evans

2 May 28
Reply by Southern Ray

CBGitty lipstick Tube Pickups

I bought some of these pickups for a project guitar. These pickups are close to the same output as the original Danelectro pickups. They do…

Started by Paul Craig

17 May 23
Reply by Rough Cut Guitars

Canjo using a "Spirits Can"

Hi All,  Has anyone built a canjo using one of the C.B.Gitty "Spirits Cans" yet?  I think they looked cool so I ordered a few of these cans…

Started by John-e-Mac

6 May 20
Reply by John-e-Mac

Chrystaline or Other Stone Bridge

 Has anyone tried this? 

Started by Southern Ray

5 May 19
Reply by the anonymous pick

To ground or not to ground?

I have a 3pole delta blues pick up from cbgitty. Comes wired with a plug in. Do I need to ground this unit?

Started by Karen Pal

7 May 7
Reply by Southern Ray

More on the band sawn bowl ukulele

Just posted an instructable on how to make a band sawn bowl ukulele."

Started by Titch the Clown

2 May 6
Reply by Ian Nolan

newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?

Hi, I'm really new at this but love the idea.  Anyway I've watched a ton of videos and I wonder why the fret board is always, it seems, a s…

Started by David

12 Apr 26
Reply by Taffy Evans

Hardtail Bridge

When using a Strat style hardtail bridge,is the string tension and tone different (better,worse or indifferent) when stringing through the…

Started by Seasick Mick

15 Apr 24
Reply by ChickenboneJohn

Do you have a strong neck?

I seem to have an issue with necks not keeping flat/straight.  I usually use the 1x2 neck wood and double up for the heel into the box.  Wo…

Started by Dale

17 Apr 24
Reply by ChickenboneJohn


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