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newbie question: fret board wood, why not just the neck wood?

Hi, I'm really new at this but love the idea.  Anyway I've watched a ton of videos and I wonder why the fret board is always, it seems, a s…

Started by David

12 Apr 26
Reply by Taffy Evans

multi-piece fretboard--bad idea?

Rooting through my scaps, I've come across some that I'd like to cut and use for a fret-board.  They are thick enough (or will be as soon a…

Started by Bill Weissborn

3 Mar 9, 2020
Reply by T-Gripped

Which kind of fret wire?

I looked around this forum, but honestly, not real hard.  But I'm wanting to build my first CBG and when I went to CBGitty and looked at fr…

Started by Tim Norman

2 Mar 4, 2020
Reply by Tim Norman

Fret cutting questions

I just did my ninth fret board and I noticed that the frets weren't being cut all the way through. The previous fret board had super jumbo…

Started by JD

8 Oct 15, 2019
Reply by Titch the Clown

A brand new question: 25 1/2 inches the only/best length of a fret board?

Here I am, just finishing my first CBG and even getting it strung out/tuned up! Will wonders never end? But now I have enough timber suitab…

Started by Bill Sheehy

9 Sep 15, 2019
Reply by Jerry Jordan

Ret position calculator. This site versus Stewmac and Instructables

For a 12 fret guitar and 635 mm scale length this site is at odds with two others.  Which is right? The first three fret spacings (for brev…

Started by Colin

10 Aug 23, 2019
Reply by Timothy Hunter

cigar box sitar; first time post

I was asked to build a cigar box sitar and this is what I came up with. No sympathetic strings but I kind of got the sitar sound out of th…

Started by JD

4 Aug 16, 2019
Reply by JD

Scroll saw fret slot cutting - I need a thicker blade - help a sister out please

Hey y'all, so when I started fretting I went with a StewMac fretsaw which does a fantastic job. But I have chronic hand/wrist issues, and t…

Started by Janis Wilson Hughes

13 Oct 19, 2017
Reply by Janis Wilson Hughes

Pickup Height

Hello from cool Halifax, Nova Scotia Building my second guitar but learning to play still number one. I was wondering if someone can tell m…

Started by Rupe Power

8 Oct 13, 2017
Reply by Rupe Power

Yet another 'zero fret' question

Hey gents and gals - I'm thinking of adding a zero fret on my second build. I have a Gypsy Jazz guitar with a zero fret (nut, then fret) an…

Started by Mike Whitney

11 Sep 30, 2017
Reply by Tom T

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