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Anyone own one of the Lace CBGs?

I want to buy a quality built CBG and I noticed Lace now has their own line of CBGs. Anyone own one and can comment on build quality and so…

Started by Eliah Holiday

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Reply by Jerry Jordan

Frets and fretboard

Do you install your frets before or after you glue it onto the neck? Why? Inquiring minds want to know!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

7 9 hours ago
Reply by Tim Hooper

Trueing up fingerboard timber

Hi, My last batch of ebony fingerboard blanks had a couple amongst them that had warped while I was storing them. They were perfectly flat…

Started by Taffy Evans

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What Neck Shape do u use or like?

Do you like the round feel on the neck ?or the squair feel? The most common you see passing by on the nation is 2x4 ! Neck shaping do we d…

Started by Andries D. EKER

31 16 hours ago
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Perma grit sandpaper

Back when I built RC scale tugboats. I also wrote articles for a British based model magazine(Traplet I think), from time to time they woul…

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

4 17 hours ago
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A pair of tambourleles!

All, It's been a couple of years since I built my own tambourine-based banjolele. Since then I've fended off several requests to build copi…

Started by Tim Hooper

0 18 hours ago

Fret Sides Dressing

Any other methods or tools recommended besides the cbgitty 35' angle beveling tool for clean edges?

Started by Brent Kasl

8 on Friday
Reply by Titch the Clown

Slide off decals

Oh baby! As many of you well know I've been looking for volume knob decals for my builds. I was looking for Wet slide off decals, but the o…

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

10 on Friday
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30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!

I found out until I have surgery on my eyes, "STOP trying to read a ruler!" I pains takenly and as precise as I could be laid out the frets…

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

20 on Thursday
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Break angle for bridge

Im working on a build for someone out of a wine bottle box. The guys adamant about not covering the logo and just doesn't seem to understan…

Started by Fantacone Box Works

28 on Thursday
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Frets and fretboard

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Tim Hooper 9 hours ago. 7 Replies

Perma grit sandpaper

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner 17 hours ago. 4 Replies

Fret Sides Dressing

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown on Friday. 8 Replies

Slide off decals

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Friday. 10 Replies

30.5" scale lay-out help needed please!

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner on Thursday. 20 Replies

Break angle for bridge

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