I built a second CBG, finished Monday night - I can't every do anything simply so I went with a knockoff of a pic I saw on this site recently.

It actually worked out really well! I didn't cut a sound hole but the resonance is so good I'm considering leaving it as is.

I need to pull the strings off and add the fret location markers - I got so excited as I was closing in on finishing it that I forgot those.

Also trying to decide if I want to stick a piezo pickup in it.

Tried my hand at doing a heel on the neck - I can see I need to work on my shaping, and allow myself a bit more patience on that task.

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Looking good Sean. I've never made a headless guitar so good on you for braving this build.

Personally I don't even understand the concept of how they work. I always thought that the note goes up in pitch the further the finger or slide gets away from the tuning pegs. No idea how these work or how I'd make one but there you go!

A big "well done you" earned here I'd say!

Thought about this at some point.   Putting tuners on at the tail.   I am still working on my first conventional build though.   So tell me how this works.  The strings go under the 'bridge' by the looks of the pic.

Worked out pretty well; has a nice tone - I still haven't cut a sound hole and it sounds pretty good! Of course I'm not much of a player (yet) so a more seasoned builder/player might beg to differ but for my second build I'm pretty happy with it.

As far as the bridge, there's actually a traditional wood bridge where it would normally go, I just put a drawer pull over it for a combination of decoration and having a place to put your hand when playing. If you look in the pics you can make out the actual bridge, it's just a very similar color tone to the wood of the box.

The only thing I would say is less than ideal is that having the tuners on the tail end results in awkward playing position - setting the guitar on your leg results in the tail and tuners kind of sitting weirdly and it's easy for your arm to rest against and even change the tuners. 


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