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Solidbody city

CBGs, cookie tins.. They're great.. But sometimes a neck is just too nice to stick in a recycled container...
And sometimes you just gotta rock out..

Post pics of your solids, get help, share tricks and jigs

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Hand Tools Only?

Started by T-Gripped. Last reply by ILL GREEN Mar 3. 5 Replies

I would like to build a sold body. But I do not own a router nor have ever used one. Does anyone notch the back with hand tools? Any tips or pointers?? TIA!Continue

Converting a 6 string solid body to 3 string solid body?

Started by Tex Pierce. Last reply by Tex Pierce Sep 30, 2017. 6 Replies

What would be the best string spacings and is it better to start in the middle of the neck or use upper or lower side? I have 2 solid body electrics, one a epi less paul II and a fender afinity tele.…Continue

Drifting into the Solid Body region of the Green Swamp

Started by G.S. Monroe Feb 27, 2017. 0 Replies

Hello, it's been a while since I've posted on CBN.Recently I've been focusing on solid body instruments, and this one just might inspire you to greater levels.This is a 26" Baritone Stick Dulcimer,…Continue

My 2nd first solid body guitar

Started by Nick Johnson. Last reply by Paul Craig May 28, 2016. 1 Reply

Hey everyone. I'm still pretty new around here and I like that there seems to be a group…Continue

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Comment by The Phrygian Kid on May 11, 2012 at 11:33am
Hi jabes. We can help. For a single switch on that pup I would use a dpdt toggle to flip the two coils in that rail pup between series and parallel. Two very useful sounds. As for your neck join well I can help with that too but first you need a neck so you know how big a hole to cut
Comment by jabes on May 11, 2012 at 7:29am

hi, i just joined the group. i've had he bits for a solid a while now but been building other stuff. i mean to cut down the bridge to a 3 or 4 string but no idea how to fit the neck - straight through or like on yer tele etc .. here's a mockup -no neck yet.

 need a switch for the pup as well . anyway any suggestions . body modeled on a stratotone H44.

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on May 8, 2012 at 2:02am
Hey Troy, you're an Aussie are you not? All that timber you see is recycled, and a lot of it native.
Comment by The Phrygian Kid on May 8, 2012 at 1:05am
Definitely. Weird ones are worth more points as far as I'm concerned, worlds got more than enuff fine six stringers and pbass knock offs. Let's talk about hiding pole pieces...
Comment by Troy Pierce on May 7, 2012 at 11:54pm

Loving the timbers you're using. Starting a 2 string slide paddle bass. Does that count?

 

Comment by The Phrygian Kid on May 7, 2012 at 9:34pm

welcome welcome..

thanks for signing up..  yes i personally only want so many cbgs and cookie tin builds on the wall before i get a little serious..

ive been focusing on solids and thinlines this year and people are really responding to em.

heres some of mine from the last few months..

i wanna get a few blogs and whatnot up so please, start discussions, ask questions, show us your jigs etc etc..

hopefully i can get ben's blessing to do a competition and giveaway in a month or two

Comment by Shawn on May 7, 2012 at 8:10pm
I'm glad someone had the brass monkeys to start this. As you can see I love both kinds of six strings CBG's and solid G's will post as soon as I get on my lap top. Thanks bro for the hook up.
Comment by Jess on May 7, 2012 at 11:15am

Thanks for the invite Jef.  I really like the solid body build.  Made friends with a local carver who uses a ton of bass wood for his stuff (carousel animals) and it's in varying widths and 1-1/2" to 2" in thickness -- he gives me the scrap stock which is perfect of a guitar.  I get a lot of inspiration from what you create -- some of the best on the web.

Comment by HOGS GRUNT on May 7, 2012 at 5:22am

I love solid bodies. Made a few and they are a lot of fun to build.

Great group.

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on April 25, 2012 at 10:16am

cool group Jef, yeah i haven`t made a solid body yet but i do have one planned in a future build. Since you already made me a neck for it....lol. Now to find the prefect body...seems a trip to the sawmill is in order.

 

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My 2nd first solid body guitar

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electrify a solid body

Started by vinny brig. Last reply by Ricky Johnson Nov 10, 2015. 5 Replies

23 inch solid body Tenor Guitar #165

Started by G.S. Monroe. Last reply by The Phrygian Kid Nov 5, 2015. 3 Replies

Help

Started by Leadfoot T. Last reply by shane wagstaff Nov 4, 2015. 4 Replies

The Blacksnake

Started by Randy S. Bretz. Last reply by Randy S. Bretz Nov 25, 2014. 2 Replies

Blackwood resonators, June 2012

Started by The Phrygian Kid. Last reply by The Phrygian Kid Jan 13, 2013. 7 Replies

Are you ready for a Football Soild body CBG?

Started by Bob Lumpkin. Last reply by The Phrygian Kid Aug 19, 2012. 3 Replies

Cases

Started by Steve Terry. Last reply by Bob Lumpkin Aug 18, 2012. 2 Replies

fitting the neck to the body

Started by jabes. Last reply by The Phrygian Kid Jul 12, 2012. 3 Replies

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