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6 string CBG's

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The Photo above is a super cool guitar!!!
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BO Diddly Tribute Guitar

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 15, 2018. 14 Replies

I got a silverware box from Goodwill for 50 cents because the young people running the store didn't know what it was. LOLI bought one awhile back and gave it to my wife to use as a jewelry box, but I…Continue

Headless Travel Guitar

Started by Tom T. Last reply by Mike Simpson Dec 10, 2018. 5 Replies

I like to take along a guitar when we travel, but I worry about banging up a full sized acoustic. After looking over the available Travel guitars, I decided to build my own.…Continue

My second build.

Started by Dave Streeb. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 13, 2018. 3 Replies

This is the second CBG I've built.  Used red oak from a big box store for the neck. (It's what I can find and afford).  Wired in a humbucker and a parallel wired pair of piezo disks to aftermarket…Continue

New Build: Metal Body Resonator

Started by Tom T. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 13, 2017. 16 Replies

Here is a photo of my latest project. It is a metal bodied resonator. The body is…Continue

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Comment by Scott Schoepf on January 11, 2018 at 11:31pm

Thank you, and yes, I am hooked. 

Comment by Paul Craig on January 8, 2018 at 2:46pm

You went on a building spree didn't you? Looks like another member is hooked.

Those are great looking gits.

Comment by Scott Schoepf on January 8, 2018 at 12:19am

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Comment by Scott Schoepf on January 8, 2018 at 12:13am

My third one

Comment by Scott Schoepf on January 8, 2018 at 12:12am

My second one

Comment by Scott Schoepf on January 7, 2018 at 11:05pm

My first 6er. Neck was hand carved out of cherry then stained, fretboard, bridge and pickup ring were made out of the same board. 

Comment by Tom T on August 10, 2017 at 4:49pm

Sweet looking six stringer. Bet it sounds great!

Comment by bigmcgiv on August 10, 2017 at 4:39pm

this is one I built for a fried a few months ago. I have 2 more in the works now. I was my first six.

Comment by Battmann on April 30, 2017 at 7:38pm

1st post the the 6 string group and first build,kept it simple, low cost parts. 25.,5 scale , turned out pretty good,. I'm happy with it, my biggest concern was when the neck arrived and i put a straight on it, it was very low at first fret. finally got the truss rod to loosen up and  that fixed it , next issue was exactly where to anchor done the bridge. I loosened the bridge adjusters and put it at 25.5 , , but had t move it back another  1/8  to set intonation right, measured my strat from last fret to the front of the bridge and it's at 6/ 3;4 . i 'll go with that on the next one. last issue was deciding how low to recess the neck joint. ,i cut it so the end of fret board sits on top of the box.. next time i'll leave at least another 1/8 to 3/16ths,. i got the string height right close to the dime/nickel rule I found on the site. I decided to stop messing with before something went wrong. fun to play, sounds good and is super light compared to my strat. plan on making more

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BO Diddly Tribute Guitar

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 15, 2018. 14 Replies

Headless Travel Guitar

Started by Tom T. Last reply by Mike Simpson Dec 10, 2018. 5 Replies

My second build.

Started by Dave Streeb. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 13, 2018. 3 Replies

New Build: Metal Body Resonator

Started by Tom T. Last reply by Paul Craig Jul 13, 2017. 16 Replies

New to CBG Building

Started by Ken Frederick. Last reply by Ken Frederick Nov 2, 2016. 3 Replies

Started out to build a neck.

Started by Tom T. Last reply by Tom T Sep 4, 2016. 9 Replies

Hello guys looking for advice

Started by Philip Hale. Last reply by J.D. Sep 4, 2016. 5 Replies

My First Six-String Build.........

Started by Tom T. Last reply by Tom T Jul 8, 2016. 8 Replies

Smoked Salmon Gift Box 6-String

Started by Dan Vines. Last reply by Dan Vines May 20, 2016. 6 Replies

Neck sources

Started by Mark Werner. Last reply by J.D. Apr 19, 2016. 2 Replies

My first playable 6 string

Started by Nick Johnson. Last reply by Nick Johnson Mar 14, 2016. 3 Replies

6 String License Plate Build

Started by Paul Craig. Last reply by Paul Craig Jan 26, 2016. 25 Replies

Which Box.............

Started by Tom T. Last reply by doggylv . Oct 8, 2015. 3 Replies

6 String Boxes

Started by Tom Gilreath. Last reply by Bob Marioni Apr 30, 2015. 6 Replies

6 String bridge?

Started by Alex Barrett. Last reply by Dan Vines Feb 4, 2015. 3 Replies

First timer. Wine box resonator: electric possible or not?

Started by George Everet Thompson. Last reply by George Everet Thompson Nov 22, 2014. 5 Replies

reasonably six string

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Randy S. Bretz Oct 26, 2014. 1 Reply

time to build another 6-string,,,

Started by GARAGE HERMIT. Last reply by GARAGE HERMIT May 26, 2014. 6 Replies

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