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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
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
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
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
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

Fretting about Frets, are they square?

I see most of the CBGs have straight necks, so squaring up the frets shouldnt be a big deal. What about if you are making more of a Uke-typ…

Started by Gary Stenzel

18 Feb 9, 2017
Reply by Gary Stenzel

16th fret bridge

Hmm.. New to me. Have you guys seen this.. Might be of special interest to lapsteel players. Might not work. Click here https://youtu.be

Started by Fomhorach

2 May 16, 2016
Reply by Fomhorach

Things that work as fret saws and some that don't

Every now and then people get to complaining about things not being quite right and never again will they use anything but the right tool f…

Started by Titch the Clown

3 Feb 22, 2016
Reply by darryl kernaghan

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