Brand new to the site, wanted to show my latest build, a long scale fretless 2 string bass.

Started with a Tabak box, fully braced, then cut the neck out of red oak. Had some rosewood left over from a long ago project so I made a fret board from that. Fret markers are simply cut with the fret saw into raw wood to contrast against the espresso colored stain. Dot markers on the side are done the same way, using my dremel press and a small 1/8" cutter bit.

Used a CBGitty 4 pole enclosed pickup (prewired with a jack and volume control), some imported Strat style individual bridges and a hand cut bone nut. She has 24 "frets" and the intonation ended up near perfect right out of the box. I strung her with DR coated ultra lights, using the 45 and 65 gauge strings, tuned to E and A. Action is nice and light, and just a tad high for my tastes, so I'll be working over the bridges and the nut.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with the results, can't wait to get started on the next one.

 

Views: 752

Replies to This Discussion

Thank you for the info! I just wanted to see if there was some specific reason to cut out the neck in both places.

Very nice job on this one. I play a Fender bass in a group and I want to build a 2 string Cigar Box Bass. I am about through with my first CBG and it is looking very good. I play a steel guitar a lot but it has been eating to much and has gained more weight than I can haul around anymore. I am going to take pictures of the build and will post them here during the process.

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Discussion Forum

Cigar box a little different

Started by Phil Farabough. Last reply by Phil Farabough Nov 10, 2018. 10 Replies

first bass build

Started by Patrick. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 8, 2018. 6 Replies

looking for alternate tunings-

Started by Daniel Walter. Last reply by Ken Hutchinson Oct 14, 2017. 16 Replies

Bass build help

Started by Ro'Nique Staley Mar 22, 2017. 0 Replies

My first bass build

Started by Bryan Putnam. Last reply by Richard Haas Dec 2, 2016. 15 Replies

Building my first bass

Started by Henry S. Last reply by TN Twang Nov 30, 2016. 11 Replies

fingerboard question(s)

Started by Euraquilo. Last reply by Fomhorach Nov 1, 2016. 6 Replies

3 string bass questions

Started by Euraquilo. Last reply by Euraquilo Oct 31, 2016. 18 Replies

3 String Cigar Box Bass Guitar Parts

Started by Will T. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Jul 16, 2016. 3 Replies

Bass strings??

Started by jeffrey ross. Last reply by jeffrey ross Mar 25, 2016. 13 Replies

Magnetic vs Piezo pickup

Started by PhilUSAFRet. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Mar 25, 2016. 8 Replies

Weed eater strings and tuning.

Started by Poppy. Last reply by Murdoc_420 Feb 29, 2016. 7 Replies

Bass Uke string question(s)

Started by Lane Martin. Last reply by Where's Uranus? Jan 7, 2016. 6 Replies

Looking for 2 string bass plans

Started by Mike. Last reply by Mike Jan 6, 2016. 8 Replies

UBass strings

Started by Bobby Fields. Last reply by Bobby Fields Dec 11, 2015. 3 Replies

First bass build got a few questions .

Started by Piht Bull (Delta Dawg Guitars). Last reply by Scott aka Farmer Ted Apr 23, 2015. 23 Replies

bass frets...

Started by john mackay. Last reply by john mackay Feb 4, 2015. 4 Replies

Blog Posts

Pickup mounting options

Posted by Terry Brennan on March 15, 2019 at 11:27am 6 Comments

Buy, Sell, Trade

Posted by Don Craig on March 12, 2019 at 8:00am 4 Comments

Solar powered guitar amp video

Posted by jeff weins on March 11, 2019 at 4:00pm 4 Comments

String retractor

Posted by Mark Bowen on March 10, 2019 at 10:56pm 1 Comment

Latest Activity

AGP # commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

AGP #351 - ''4 Wood''

""Thanks Bones", when finished & sprayed it even surprised me how good a looker it was…"
2 hours ago
BeetleJuice! posted videos
2 hours ago
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly liked AGP #'s photo
2 hours ago
Jeff 'Bones' Reilly commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

AGP #351 - ''4 Wood''

"Wow what a looker AGP ."
2 hours ago
Hippy Chip posted photos
4 hours ago
AGP # commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

AGP #351 - ''4 Wood''

""Thanks Pick" 3 yups and a sacred crap is a pretty high rating in my book  :-D"
5 hours ago
AGP # commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

AGP #351 - ''4 Wood''

""Many Thanks", Derek, Taffy & 'UJ', as previously stated I loved the body…"
5 hours ago
BeetleJuice! posted a photo

Homemade Popsicle Stick Bridge

---------------This guitar has a homemade bridge from a popsicle stick that has been shaped and cut…
5 hours ago
Dave Lynas commented on Calim's photo
Thumbnail

Baby Gift

"Cute as a bug!"
5 hours ago
Dave Lynas liked Calim's photo
5 hours ago
Dave Lynas liked Ross's photo
5 hours ago
Dave Lynas liked Ross's photo
5 hours ago

Events

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->