Hello, I'm making my first cigar box guitar, actually a wine box guitar
a few pictures :
As you can see the end of my neck is beveled, but not in the common way
Can I do the holes for the strings following this bevel ? I've never seen that on a cigar box
thank you ;)
And sorry for my english I'm french
I use 3 strings spaced 12-13mm apart on a fingerboard that's 40-42mm wide (the exact distances are more down to chance than science) . Both the fingerboard and strings are parallel - i.e. no taper from the bridge to the nut.
It's really a matter of personal preference. Some people like narrower fingerboards and string spacing while some prefer wider. Just go with what looks and feels right for you.
I put 3 strings with around 14mm spaces, I think it's good to play
Ok, I will put the strings this week end but the wood I used for the neck is really easy to shape so I think it's not strong enough
Will the pine fingerboard save my neck or I have to put a sort of truss rod
I hope not because I don't have the tools to make the truss rod bed
The neck is made of "ayou", don't no if there a translation
thanks for your answers ;)
Thank you, so comparing to pinewood or maple, ayou is very tender..
My cigar box is almost finish, pictures soon
your English is very good, in fact I would have thought it was your fist language. What are your plans for the other end of the neck or headstock?
I increase my break angle with a tension bar (made up that one). I use this at the top or bottom of my guitars.
btw I’m just laying out a wine box build. I hope you can appreciate that it is likely a California wine box. Just kidding