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Questions about CBG details...

Started my first CBG kit build yesterday (12/9), full CBG kit.First, making a mockup neck to figure things out. Want to  use hardtail and s…

Started by James Pobog

8 Dec 13, 2019
Reply by James Pobog

Magnetic Pickups - What's good

Just placed a big order of supplies from CB Gitty. It will be a merry Christmas! Have ordered the 3 string Delta pickup w Vol and Tone for…

Started by Jim Codog

7 Dec 12, 2019
Reply by Jim Codog

Yardstick Fretboards

Hi guys, Working on my first build. Will be a slide at 25.5" , dual piezo pickups, basic poplar neck and following Del's basic build. I wa…

Started by Jim Codog

6 Dec 11, 2019
Reply by Jim Codog

General wiring question

Are bullet connectors right out when it comes to wiring guitars? Seems to me they would make things much easier if changing pups.

Started by James Pobog

5 Dec 9, 2019
Reply by James Pobog

Soldering/grounding plan

See attached image: My buddy gave me an old humbucker that he traded out on one of his instruments and I want to build it in to a 3-string…

Started by T-Gripped

7 Dec 7, 2019
Reply by Gus K

I'm gonna need help...

Per my previous post, I'm soon starting my first CBG build. It's the full kit, box, hardware, fretted neck, etc.I 've started studying the…

Started by James Pobog

4 Dec 6, 2019
Reply by MadGomer

Building my first CBG....

It's a C. B. Gitty kit. (been building several lap steels tho...)Question about upgrade pickup.I do not like piezo's. Too noisy. Is it poss…

Started by James Pobog

6 Dec 4, 2019
Reply by James Pobog

About neck thru....

Haven't started yet, but I'm reviewing the instructions from the kit (the full one with fretted neck) an I saw the neck gets a relief cutou…

Started by James Pobog

1 Dec 4, 2019
Reply by John Mark Perchalski

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

8 Nov 27, 2019
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

43 Nov 23, 2019
Reply by MadGomer

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Questions about CBG details...

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by James Pobog Dec 13, 2019. 8 Replies

Magnetic Pickups - What's good

Started by Jim Codog. Last reply by Jim Codog Dec 12, 2019. 7 Replies

Yardstick Fretboards

Started by Jim Codog. Last reply by Jim Codog Dec 11, 2019. 6 Replies

General wiring question

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by James Pobog Dec 9, 2019. 5 Replies

Soldering/grounding plan

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by Gus K Dec 7, 2019. 7 Replies

I'm gonna need help...

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by MadGomer Dec 6, 2019. 4 Replies

Building my first CBG....

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by James Pobog Dec 4, 2019. 6 Replies

About neck thru....

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by John Mark Perchalski Dec 4, 2019. 1 Reply

Fitting Frets

Started by neddy. Last reply by Taffy Evans Nov 27, 2019. 8 Replies

Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes

Started by Chris Wharton. Last reply by MadGomer Nov 23, 2019. 43 Replies

Fretted....

Started by Jim Codog. Last reply by Jim Codog Nov 20, 2019. 5 Replies

Connecting a guitar jack?

Started by rick schoen. Last reply by David Clewell Nov 17, 2019. 5 Replies

Fretting for beginners

Started by Michael Myers. Last reply by MadGomer Nov 14, 2019. 3 Replies

Adjusting the action on a cbg 3 string.

Started by rick schoen. Last reply by Tim Pannabecker Nov 11, 2019. 8 Replies

Tuner and nut question.

Started by Bill. Last reply by Gus K Nov 6, 2019. 12 Replies

Help with first tuning procedure.

Started by James Pobog. Last reply by Mark Bliss Nov 6, 2019. 3 Replies

Too far gone??

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by Mark Bliss Nov 6, 2019. 7 Replies

Pickup query

Started by Arthur Payne. Last reply by Arthur Payne Nov 6, 2019. 11 Replies

Newbie question about marking frets.

Started by Bill. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 5, 2019. 9 Replies

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