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Adjusting the action on a cbg 3 string.

  I just completed construction a a Gitty license plate guitar. After I added the strings and started to adjust the strings, I noticed the…

Started by rick schoen

8 on Monday
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Fitting Frets

I find it's easier to precut to length and shape ends of frets before putting them in the slots. I have also been using a hacksaw to cut th…

Started by neddy

6 on Monday
Reply by Taffy Evans

Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes

Hi all, On my current build, I decided to construct my own box with some quality wood. But I was curious to know if anyone had suggestions…

Started by Chris Wharton

33 on Sunday
Reply by MadGomer

Tuner and nut question.

How high above the neck should the nut stick up. (fretless)  and also what is the difference between 1 left tuner and 2 right and vice-a-ve…

Started by Bill

12 Nov 6
Reply by Gus K

My first, thank you for your advice.

My first of many.  I see CBG's for Christmas this year.

Started by Bill

15 Nov 6
Reply by Bill

Help with first tuning procedure.

Not a musician, barely know a bass clef from a treble clef, and you can forget about reading music....So, stringing an instrument (I'm look…

Started by James Pobog

3 Nov 6
Reply by Mark Bliss

Too far gone??

Started by T-Gripped

7 Nov 6
Reply by Mark Bliss

Pickup query

Hi All, I've made a number of CBG's over the past 12 months or so and believe that with each one the actual build is getting better. Howeve…

Started by Arthur Payne

11 Nov 6
Reply by Arthur Payne

Newbie question about marking frets.

Bare with me, I'm greener than a granny smith apple at this.  Starting my first build and have watched tons of Glen's videos along with Sha…

Started by Bill

9 Nov 5
Reply by BrianQ.

How do I use this string tension calculator?

So I found this blog by Richey Kay: 4 tips to make a CBG play and sound better He recommends to use this string tension calculator MPUSTC S…

Started by Warren Williams

3 Nov 4
Reply by BrianQ.

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Adjusting the action on a cbg 3 string.

Started by rick schoen. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker on Monday. 8 Replies

Fitting Frets

Started by neddy. Last reply by Taffy Evans on Monday. 6 Replies

Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes

Started by Chris Wharton. Last reply by MadGomer on Sunday. 33 Replies

Tuner and nut question.

Started by Bill. Last reply by Gus K Nov 6. 12 Replies

Help with first tuning procedure.

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by Mark Bliss Nov 6. 3 Replies

Too far gone??

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by Mark Bliss Nov 6. 7 Replies

Pickup query

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne Nov 6. 11 Replies

How do I use this string tension calculator?

Started by Warren Williams. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 4. 3 Replies

How could this be?

Started by stephen davies. Last reply by stephen davies Oct 28. 5 Replies

Is EBE tuning more tension or less?

Started by Warren Williams. Last reply by Warren Williams Oct 24. 4 Replies

Rough scarf joint seam

Started by Michael shrader. Last reply by Michael shrader Oct 23. 5 Replies

Fret sizes.

Started by neddy. Last reply by neddy Oct 18. 13 Replies

Scarf joint headstock

Started by Lou Ellis. Last reply by Taffy Evans Oct 9. 5 Replies

2 string cbg

Started by Dickie. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 1. 5 Replies

A simple tuning peg question

Started by Warren Williams. Last reply by MadGomer Aug 26. 6 Replies

Grounding

Started by Robert M J Loftus. Last reply by stephen davies Jun 30. 6 Replies

Pickup Placement on High G Ukulele

Started by Chris Sturhann. Last reply by Chris Sturhann Jun 19. 2 Replies

Shipping

Started by Virginia Bill. Last reply by Jim Brown Jun 12. 4 Replies

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