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Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Fisher Sep 8. 10 Replies

Well, this is my first post, thank you for the welcome and for reading this. I'm new in CBG bulding, and I've decided go for the acoustic type.First of all, because I don´t have now an amp, a piezo…Continue

 

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Martin Fisher replied to Álvaro CGB's discussion Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg
"A flying bridge definitely makes a difference too... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LWSY4W9Pg0"
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Álvaro CGB replied to Álvaro CGB's discussion Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg
"Yes! I have that video in mind. Very good sound for a pure acostic cbg, don´t you think? (I don't know if the techyaspect of the recording is important here). Some builders suggest to hollow the neck on the top, instead of using the…"
Aug 31
Jerry Jordan replied to Álvaro CGB's discussion Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg
"I checked out the video Martin suggested, and I have tried the same idea, where you put spacers (washers) between the neck and body to increase volume. It works. In my iteration I used an old cake pan instead of a cigar box, and it had a pleasing…"
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Jerry Jordan replied to Álvaro CGB's discussion Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg
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Martin Fisher replied to Álvaro CGB's discussion Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg
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Álvaro CGB replied to Álvaro CGB's discussion Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg
"Thank you Taffy for your wide answer! I've knows some uncle crow's designs that use a hollow neck on the top to allow more free vibration. For the top, I will use a 3mm polywood,. I wasn´t aware the treble/bass diferences related to…"
Aug 25
Álvaro CGB replied to Álvaro CGB's discussion Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg
"Yes, the uncle crow resembles the traditional mountain dulcimer... I'll definitely check bracing designs, although I thinks is used in a few cbgs more to prevent collapse than enhance sound. Thanks!"
Aug 25
Taffy Evans replied to Álvaro CGB's discussion Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg
"Hi Alvaro, welcome to the fold. If you look at how the sound we hear from a stringed instrument is generated you will be able to design and build better acoustic instruments. It's a big subject but I'll try to keep it simple. This is the…"
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BrianQ. replied to Álvaro CGB's discussion Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg
"It’s definitely the easiest, but not as loud as a traditional setup?  Research acoustic bracing, this combined with proper bridge setup & placement will give you the best acoustic sound? The uncle crow neck on top style is really a…"
Aug 22
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Uncle Crow style and best design for ACOUSTIC cbg

Well, this is my first post, thank you for the welcome and for reading this. I'm new in CBG bulding, and I've decided go for the acoustic type.First of all, because I don´t have now an amp, a piezo or a pickup, jack...Second, because I want to try the primitive style of cigar box guitars. I want to try getting the best possible sound for a home building accoustic instrument.And here is the thing. I've searched youtube and I've found the best sound in acoustic cbg often correspond not to fancy…See More
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At 5:09pm on August 16, 2021, BrianQ. said…

Welcome, check out the Resources tab for build info and join some groups located in the Posts tab? Forum is for questions and Blog posts are for sharing your build processes? Go forth n build my son :)

 
 
 

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