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Wood burning Fret Markers

Any success this route as compared to drilling and setting in board? They look good and certainly easier, looking for potential problems th…

Started by Brent Kasl

9 Dec 1
Reply by Rowdy Berry

6 string acoustic neck build questions

I have made tons of 3 stringers, a few 4's, a few bolt-on 6's, but want to build a nylon stringed 6.... I was eyeing Ben Baker's Coke Crate…

Started by John Sawyer

9 Dec 1
Reply by Paul Craig

Tone/volume knob position

Is their a standard position for locating volume and tone knobs in relation to cbg lid? Volume closest to tailpiece or vice versa, or who c…

Started by Brent Kasl

10 Dec 1
Reply by Paul Craig

Slider Lids

Any creative ways to make a CBG using a slider lid? Have a unique one but not sure how to use. Thanks

Started by Brent Kasl

11 Nov 25
Reply by Brent Kasl

First build,feedback?

Here's my first build.  .45 shell ends for the fret markers and some springs for built in reverb.  Fun fun to play.  I have the next 3 CBG'…

Started by Mikey Hearrold II

15 Nov 22
Reply by Will Rankin

Soldering a rod piezo to a 1/4 inch jack

I need some help from the brain trust. I have a rod piezo with a center lead for a violin and the ends are unterminated. One lead is white…

Started by Dave Steingart

2 Nov 14
Reply by Dave Steingart

Heel length

How far should the support heel extend out of the box? 2-3"?

Started by Brent Kasl

4 Nov 13
Reply by Korrigan

Strings recommendation

Off of piezo pickups now onto magnetic, been using 80/20 Bronze strings and wondering if this is still a good option or if better are recom…

Started by Brent Kasl

15 Nov 13
Reply by Uncle John

DIY Tuning pegs

What are some possible things to use to make for tuners? Like Eyebolts or Dowels?  also How can you make those improve tuners work well?  I…

Started by Kaelan Dreyer

9 Nov 11
Reply by Tom T

Under lid neck mount

Current project has a deep lid where it would be more advantageous to glue it under lid rather than in box. Any problems with this? Pickup…

Started by Brent Kasl

2 Nov 9
Reply by Jerry Jordan

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