Hello all! Happy to have been accepted and can’t wait to get into the blogs and discussions! Have materials and parts for 3 CBGs and getting ready to start the 1st build. What is a good string height for fretted (10mm seems to be popular) and if I do a back angle does the lid sit directly on the neck or should I have a space there? Also using a bottle cap piezo so does that make a difference with the spacing of lid to neck? Thanks for your time!!

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Have to say I`m more old school. Apart from a steel rule which I use as a perfect straight edge to line it up I just use my eye for the string height. Ok, sometimes the strings are a little high but a file soon sorts that out ;)

I can imagine all those old boys 100+ years ago using steel rules and feeler guages and micrometers!

A box, a stick and some strings! No rules!

Oh and of course now we live in the new roaring twenties it`s ok to add electrics ;)

Taffy is quite correct though, always measure twice and probably once more just to be on the safe side. 

Look forward to see the photos!

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