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Building my first Cigar Box.... I was wondering if anyone has feelings on the best way to  apply what finish on the cigar box itself. I wou…

Started by William Allman

22 Jan 31
Reply by Ricky D

2-hour hammered dulcimer

Thanks. Cool article. The old artwork with the woman with the trapezoidal instrument reminded me of the Hungarian cimbalom. Dul-cim-mer and…

Started by Murray

0 Jan 26

Weird buzzing sound

Hello! new member here and i have not posted yet so i think it's time! Sadly not for a good reason. I have just finished my first Cigar box…

Started by Emil Palmgren

13 Jan 24
Reply by Emil Palmgren

Neat and professional

My question is this- how do some of yalls final guitars look so neat and professional? I’m still trying to figure out the correct order so…

Started by Joshua Amy

7 Jan 24
Reply by Uncle John

Shop made adjustable Truss Rod, how I do it.

On the What's On Your Workbench tread there is a discussion on truss rods. Although not normally required on a 3-4 string CBG [if the neck…

Started by Taffy Evans

3 Jan 22
Reply by Jerry Jordan

Volume/tone knobs crackling

Both knobs crack at slightest touch, checked for grounding and both are. Pickup is grounded to volume pot, volume pot and tone pots grounde…

Started by Brent Kasl

7 Jan 21
Reply by Tom T

Do magnetic pickups and onboard preamps mix?

Hi Folks Fishman and Cherub onboard preamps for acoustic guitars come with a disc or rod piezo pickup - my question is can the piezo be a s…

Started by B W

5 Jan 20
Reply by Paul Craig

Soldering Help

Im on my 5th build. As of now I have been using pre-wired pickups I’ve gotten off of cbgitty. I bought some black humbucker type pickups an…

Started by Joshua Amy

5 Jan 20
Reply by Joshua Amy

Fret board Length

I am getting ready for my second build and have a question.  I have the fret board templates from CBGitty and used the 25-1/2" for my first…

Started by Tim Castagnola

19 Jan 19
Reply by Paul Craig

Best wood for necks and fret boards?

Hi folks just ordering what wood people think is best for the neck and fret board? Have to buy one soon so wanted to get some informed opin…

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21 Jan 19
Reply by Richard Smith


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