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Fret board finishing

Hey y'all. Has anyone ever used Howard's Feed-N-Wax on the fretboard and liked it?

Started by Ricky D

11 Mar 26
Reply by Jerry Jordan

Nylon Strings

So far, my builds have all been fretless for the slide so nylon strings never came up; however, my last parts purchase had a set of ball-en…

Started by Mark Rinehart

2 Mar 24
Reply by Taffy Evans

wood soundboard on metal box

Early morning thinking.  Anyone ever used a wood soundboard on something like a metal baking pan or a non wood material for back and sides?…

Started by Joe Arbour

14 Mar 21

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

12 Mar 21
Reply by JL

Regular maintenance oops! safety issue

Hi all here's some thing to keep in mind. That "out of sight out of mind " sort of thing. I was thinning some spruce on my table saw and di…

Started by Taffy Evans

10 Mar 20
Reply by ILL GREEN

My first CBG.

I just finished my first Cigar Box Guitar, here are a few pics. w pics.

Started by Ron

9 Mar 18
Reply by Ron

seeking builder

am a retired gulf war vet with PTSD looking for somebody yo build a 3 string for me, have the box, a fender style neck and a wired pick up.…

Started by Ed Thomas

2 Mar 17
Reply by Paul Craig

Rod Piezo Question

G'day all, I received a cheap pre-amp in the mail today, & it came with a rod piezo. My question is, can this be glued to the bottom of…

Started by mitch jones

17 Mar 16
Reply by Taffy Evans

Doghouse Double Bass - in the Vertical Position

Good evening guys Fresh face on the board … I am looking for advice re building a one-string bass on a vertical plinth, to be played as a s…

Started by doghousereilly

3 Mar 15
Reply by BrianQ.

Electrics for a cigar box(ish) banjo

Hello, This is my first post. I hope it's cigar box enough for this space. I think it's pretty close and is certainly 100% inspired by cig…

Started by Nate

7 Mar 13
Reply by Nate


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