WORKSPACE, SUPPLIES AND TOOLS
NECK, EYE BOLT TUNER INSTALLATION AND BODY BLOCK
MOUNTING THE NECK AND SOUND HOLES
FRET CALCULATION AND FRET MARKERS
Fret Markings: THANKS TO DAZEDLEMONPIE, the following fret measurements have been transcribed for us, and i've copied and pasted them here.
"i just written down all the fret measurement from part 5 of the video, I thought I would share it with those interested in building one.
The following are based on scale length of 59cm
59cm multiply .9439 (or any other scale length) equals your first fret location. It should be marked as follows:
STRINGING IT UP, STRINGS AND EYE BOLT TUNERS
TUNE IT UP AN PLAY!
PLAYING THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR : COLLECTIVE SOUL - "SHINE"
I've wondered about putting a pup on a resonator-ed CBG. Looks like you put the piezo directly on the resonator. Yes?
Thank you so much!
These are so cool.
Is it normal to have a slight "bow" to the neck? Built a neck on top and not using heavy strings. (first build)
depends on the size of the neck and the type of wood used. the tension of the strings will tend to bow the neck. if it is a slide git then its not really a problem but if fretted then you can get intonation issues like fretted notes going sharp .
I know it's been a long while since you posted this but I just completed my very first CBG, and I used you plans.The Uncle Crow is beautiful in it's simplicity and soundness. I'v built a lot of different things over the years, but I'm pretty excited over this (especially for and old dude such as myself - nearly 63). I thank you for sharing your plans and thoughts. I really enjoyed this and plan on building more. I'll post some pics in the very near future. Again thank you, and if you read this Merry Christmas! - Eddie Mac