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New Diddley Bow Canjo Builds. Not April fools joke I promise

First warm day of the year here in the UK so I got some build time in the garden. Came up with 5 Diddley Bow Canjos. One was in my normal s…

Started by JP Lace Master

7 Apr 6
Reply by Blues Frog

Using a valve headphone pre-amp

Hi! I'm wondering if any of you has used tube/valve headphone pre-amp like the ones that are on eBay as a guitar pre-amp?

Started by François

1 Apr 6
Reply by ILL GREEN

Fret width / depth

Sorry if this has been covered 1000 times before but I was unable to quickly find a discussion on this.  Anyhoo <sic>, I was looking…

Started by Jeffrey Blessing

2 Apr 5
Reply by Jerry Jordan

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

Started by Tony

7 Apr 5
Reply by Casey Smelser

accurate fretting

Hi guys - Dogleg Steve here - firstly I hope that you have enjoyed the music and videos that I have posted on the site! I play 4 string Cig…

Started by Dogleg Steve

22 Apr 4
Reply by Blues Frog

Bolt on necks

Is anyone using bolt on necks?  Any problems or recommendations.  I know it may require some bracing depending on the type of box you are u…

Started by Mike Kinzie

9 Apr 3
Reply by Mike Kinzie

First build - and a question about the CBG community in LA?

Hey - long time lurker, first time poster. I built my CBG from scratch, using the plans from CBN and a bunch of bits 'n' pieces from the ha…

Started by Marquis de Carabas

5 Apr 2
Reply by Brendan deVallance

Do I need a nut ?

i am finishing a build and the nut is tough to use.  Can I use a zero fret and screws for string alignment? ihave included a couple pics.…

Started by Tim Pannabecker

22 Mar 31
Reply by Daniel Walter

Sound hole placement

Just curious here.  I've noticed almost all CBGs have sound-holes anywhere but under the strings like a traditional guitar.  Why is that? …

Started by Bill Weissborn

11 Mar 31
Reply by Taffy Evans

Truss rod placement ?

so, i did a bit of a search but couldnt find anything definite .  How / where do i layout the truss rod channel? neck is scarf joint and wi…

Started by Timothy Hunter

6 Mar 28
Reply by ILL GREEN

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