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What strings for the first CBG

Ok, I'm to the point I have to purchase some strings. My bridge to nut is 25 1/4". I put frets on using fret wire (medium), and am installi…

Started by Paul Doug

6 Mar 13, 2009
Reply by Delta Blues Classics - JStoltz

Frets´ position...

Hi everyone, I am a newbie at making this kind of guitar but thought that this link could be useful for others that are starting out:

Started by skooal

3 Mar 11, 2009
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Buskers Ball Event coming to Oxford, MS

Oxford, Miss. -- Folk, blues and roots music has always had a home in Oxford, Ms. Celebrated amongst these musical traditions is the busker…

Started by buskersball

1 Mar 11, 2009
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On Stage again....

My kid (38 years old...) volunteered to provide part of the entertainment at a local "CON" here the first week in April. Feeling that his o…

Started by Mark Werner

1 Mar 10, 2009
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3 pole bass pickups?

anyone ever tried these for their CBG? how they sound? any clips? Thanks in advance.

Started by Blind Lightnin

0 Mar 9, 2009

CBG Parts/Tools Checklist

Hey all. This is a great site and I just discovered it. I found it listed about page 5 or 6 in a Yahoo search. But this is by far and long…

Started by Jake

1 Mar 9, 2009
Reply by Jake

I need help

I am completing my 1st CBG. Iam having trouble finding affordable tuner knobs. I am trying to keep my cost as low as possible. Does anyone…

Started by Monte

12 Mar 8, 2009
Reply by Wade

Makeshift Pickup

Hello I have a question, I have taken apart an old quarter size electricbass guitar, and waswondering if icould use the pick up on my CGB.…

Started by Sloth King

3 Mar 1, 2009
Reply by Roger Martin

Neck construction

Hi! I recently built two cbg´s and just started on my third. On my first two I let the lid of the box lay flush against the neck (the part…

Started by berlina

4 Feb 26, 2009
Reply by Bluesdog

Frustrations...

I see all sorts of wonderful ideas here on CBN, but when I try to find the needed bits.... One member had made nice-looking frets from bra…

Started by Mark Werner

1 Feb 25, 2009
Reply by Wichita Sam

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