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Fretboard radius, is it to late?

I just finished sanding out my fretboard. It looks amazingly and makes want to make it more professional looking by adding a radius to it.…

Started by Ramson

3 1 hour ago
Reply by Christopher G Daniels

Bonehead rookie mistake

Working  on my second build. Finished notching the neck and putting in the nut slot. Then my brain went to mush. I marked the tuner holes w…

Started by Michael shrader

21 yesterday
Reply by Vern Hallett

Help

I just finished a build, but have a problem. I tried a 24" scale instead of my usual 25.5. No matter what I do, I cannot get the guitar to…

Started by Pat Welch

7 Feb 26
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Hard- tail bridge question

On my latest build I used a hard-tail bridge for the first time. I had a couple of issues with it but with help from members of this forum…

Started by Arthur Payne

7 Feb 26
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Space between Box top and Neck?

I am new to this forum and am building my first CBG.    I'm planning on a "through the box" neck and need to know if space should be left i…

Started by Arthur Payne

11 Feb 25
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Power tools - what buy next?

my tools are pretty basic, basically a power drill, a circular saw, and a collection of old butter knifes that I use for screwdrivers :).…

Started by Charles Z

4 Feb 25
Reply by Tim Pannabecker

Pickup to string distance

I am building my first electric CBG and have purchased the "Electric Delta" 3 pole pickup sold by CB Gitty. Is there a "rule of thumb" meas…

Started by Lou Ellis

4 Feb 18
Reply by Lou Ellis

Tuning ptoblem

I made my first CBG about three months ago. Since then I've made another 4 and I like to think they are getting progressively better. Howe…

Started by Arthur Payne

14 Feb 14
Reply by Arthur Payne

Wooden bridges for CBG

I am new to CBG building. I have built 2 so far and I have used 5/16 bolts for the nut and bridge. I recently bought two laser-cut wooden b…

Started by Lou Ellis

5 Feb 13
Reply by Lou Ellis

Putting a 3 string piezo rod between neck and box top.

Question is; Does the piezo rod actually touch the inside of the box top, or is there a bit of a space between the piezo and the inside of…

Started by Rick Flink

3 Feb 4
Reply by MadGomer

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Fretboard radius, is it to late?

Started by Ramson. Last reply by Christopher G Daniels 1 hour ago. 3 Replies

Bonehead rookie mistake

Started by Michael shrader. Last reply by Vern Hallett yesterday. 21 Replies

Help

Started by Pat Welch. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 26. 7 Replies

Hard- tail bridge question

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 26. 7 Replies

Space between Box top and Neck?

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 25. 11 Replies

Power tools - what buy next?

Started by Charles Z. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Feb 25. 4 Replies

Pickup to string distance

Started by Lou Ellis. Last reply by Lou Ellis Feb 18. 4 Replies

Tuning ptoblem

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne Feb 14. 14 Replies

Wooden bridges for CBG

Started by Lou Ellis. Last reply by Lou Ellis Feb 13. 5 Replies

Volume Is On When Knob Is Turned Off

Started by Steve Allen. Last reply by Steve Allen Jan 13. 9 Replies

Adjustable bridge problem

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by BrianQ. Dec 12, 2018. 6 Replies

Bloomin' wiring again! Pulling my hair out haha

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Dec 10, 2018. 14 Replies

Build 4 - buzz from inside body?

Started by Sean Murphy. Last reply by Sean Murphy Dec 1, 2018. 5 Replies

Mini Humbucker wiring

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 22, 2018. 1 Reply

Power tools - what buy next?

Started by Charles Z. Last reply by Charles Z Nov 10, 2018. 3 Replies

Separate fretboard vs. fretted neck?

Started by Sean Murphy. Last reply by Joe Caruso Nov 3, 2018. 2 Replies

Canoe Paddle Questions

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 2, 2018. 2 Replies

Bass Tuning Machine Layout Information

Started by Dean-O Rochester Oct 30, 2018. 0 Replies

Strings snapping on new build

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Gerald Schwenke Oct 26, 2018. 8 Replies

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