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Tung oil vs Danish Oil?

I've got some lovely wood I'm using for some CBG necks and I'm looking at what to use as a finish. I've been using Tung oil on my past buil…

Started by Sean Murphy

24 on Sunday
Reply by Taffy Evans

fret (and fret marking) experiments

I ain't got the skills to fret yet. Wow what a major PITA.Tried the zip ties in fret slots. Works, but it's depth sensitive. Thought I coul…

Started by James Pobog

8 on Saturday
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Where to solder

I got this three string single coil pick up with the tone and volume pot and the red wire in the picture busted loose and I’m not sure wher…

Started by Jon

3 on Friday
Reply by Paul Craig

Strings breaking --- What good is a 3 string guitar if it only has 2 strings?

Need a little help group. I started off using small eyelets as string guides. 1st stringing went fine once i moved to the Southbound Acous…

Started by Jim Codog

7 on Thursday
Reply by Paul Craig

Help with reso design...

Nearing the end of my current build, and starting to plan a 3 string paint can lid reso. I need plans/pix/advice about internal structure.…

Started by James Pobog

6 on Wednesday
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Neck mortising jig

Neck mortising jig Just finished building the jig to try my first mortise (and bolt just to be sure) joint. If anyone's interested in follo…

Started by Rough Cut Tom

2 Jan 15
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On-board soft distortion circuit

This is my latest guitar, which includes an idea I had for an on-board distortion module. I had previously built a soft distortion unit as…

Started by Steve

0 Jan 14

fretting help please?

OK, this is what I've decided for my work-in-progress CBG...It's gonna be fretless, but marked. Diatonic w/blue notes, 25-inch scale, tuned…

Started by James Pobog

3 Jan 12
Reply by James Pobog

Ukulele & piezo

Do all piezos need preamps?

Started by James Pobog

1 Jan 11
Reply by Timothy Hunter

New build finishing soon, but....

I wanted to pass something on sooner rather than later...I tried something with staining the fret board that might be useful to you. I use…

Started by James Pobog

0 Jan 9

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