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Fret rockers

I was having a discussion with a friend of mine who had a hobby of revamping of what he called finger killer guitars(unplayable) that he'd…

Started by Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner

5 Aug 6
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Strap button placment

 Where is a common location for strap button placement? Difficult to standardize placement with the varying sizes of the boxes, but for bal…

Started by Brent Kasl

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HELP: Placement of rod piezo pickup.

Hi All.  I’m building my first CBG and need to know the best location and attachment method for my rod piezo.  I have no experience with ro…

Started by Steve Harbour

5 Aug 2
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License Plate Buzzing

Hi Folks, It's been a too damned long since I posted on here. I was wondering if you all knew any tricks for fixing the random buzzing that…

Started by Sincerely, Iris

4 Aug 1
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Cigar Box Vibrates!

Hi, I've got my first cigar box guitar I built. I bought the neck and completed the rest myself including drilling holes to install the tun…

Started by Ken I

3 Aug 1
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Correcting high frets

Finished my first batch of fretboards rather than purchase elsewhere. Overall good except for some high frets after checking with fret rock…

Started by Brent Kasl

6 Aug 1
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A pair of tambourleles!

All, It's been a couple of years since I built my own tambourine-based banjolele. Since then I've fended off several requests to build copi…

Started by Tim Hooper

5 Jul 30
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A method for grounding strings without metal bridge or tailpiece

The Some time ago I saw a video about grounding strings by running a wire to one of the eyelets used as string anchors, and using a metal s…

Started by Bruce Young

21 Jul 30
Reply by Taffy Evans

Proper order for shaping/attaching headstock?

I've only done a couple of shaped headstocks, specifically with additional "wings" to allow a wider shape than just the width of the neck.…

Started by Sean Murphy

6 Jul 28
Reply by Tom T

Anyone own one of the Lace CBGs?

I want to buy a quality built CBG and I noticed Lace now has their own line of CBGs. Anyone own one and can comment on build quality and so…

Started by Eliah Holiday

15 Jul 28
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