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Cigar Box Upright Basses

Hey Guys, I'm new, and I was curious about people making upright cigar box basses?  Has anyone here taken a stab at it? Thanks! Tony

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CNC carving machine

Came across this and thought I'd share. $99 cnn carving machine

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

17 Oct 6
Reply by Blues Frog

first new build in quite a while,

the wife decided to buy a new fryingpan so i snagged the old one, seeing as i hadn't built a cbg style guitar in quite a while this was the…

Started by GARAGE HERMIT

17 Oct 4
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help placing a pickup on a canjo

I've gut got my hands on a canjo and would love to put a pickup in it but not sure otpf the right placement 

Started by shane gibson

14 Oct 4
Reply by BrianQ.

Canjo pickups

Made my first ever 1-string canjo from an old 1 qt oil can. I'm having lots of fun with it but would like to add a pickup. Problem is I'm n…

Started by David Blackburn

3 Oct 4
Reply by Adam Jellison

Single U-Bass String on 4-String Git

Hiya -  Has anyone tried making a git with a single U-bass string as the low string? Meaning, one U-Bass string along with 3 other nylon st…

Started by FoldedSoup

2 Oct 3
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Pickup to string distance

Hi, still in the process of gathering components etc for my guitar which WAS going to be a shovel variety but may yet be made out of an old…

Started by Laurence Owen

4 Oct 2
Reply by Cause the Blue rat

Build 2 is primed...

Man, primer sure shows flaws. Color change, it's gonna be satin Navy blue.

Started by James Pobog

1 Sep 30
Reply by Tom T

Anybody building anything?

The pages seems to have gone a bit silent. So, who is building what? There have to be a lot of "in process" gits out there. Share the build…

Started by Tom T

5 Sep 30
Reply by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

Headstock Question

Hi Everyone, I'm planning my second CBG and I'm not sure what kind of headstock I should use. A Cutout one Or a Scarfjoint one with a Venee…

Started by Jonathan Buttazoni

6 Sep 25
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