Thank you for a thoughtful reply, germane to my question.
I've built two, 3 string CBGs so far, one with an unfretted red oak neck with heavy, "Blues Blaster" strings, and the other has a fretted yardstick tacked to an alder…"
"Hi, good question, and there will be many answers and claims that they all worked, and they probably did work, so I will just mention my thoughts on the subject.
To overcome any neck problems down the track a bit of forethought can go a long…"
"If you use a high bridge, it is similar to several stringed instruments. If your neck has a back lean, the bridge and nut should place the strings parallel to the fretboard. At least that is how I would do it"
"Yes. I reinforce my four string necks with a 1/4 inch hollow steel rod. When I epoxy the rod in place I clamp the neck to my workbench with one or two credit cards under the twelfth fret area. I don't know how much backbow that introduces, but…"
"I don't know.
There aren't many Hergets in the U.S.
There's a Gary Herget here in CBN who is big in the CBG world who lives close to me. We're pretty sure that we're not related, unless there a connection before records can…"
"My experience with just spraying over loose labeling is that it will still be loose when you're done.
I do use spray lacquer on my gits, but first I take the time to very carefully glue down every last bit of loose labeling. I use Elmer's…"
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
As soon as I first thought about making CBGs, I immediately started to think about all the crazy recycled components I could use to enhance the quality or singularity of the sound produced from a CBG, or 2 of them, or 6, or 12, or..., well, you get the idea.
Thank you for the friend request. Regarding your question they are geared closed tuners. I buy them from eBay and from which seller has the cheapest price at the time. Typically this means a seller from China and a delivery time that varies between 2 to 6 weeks. I have never had a problem and if I did PayPal would refund the price. If you prefer a USA seller CB Gitty had an excellent reputation and a large choice with quick delivery.