"Pretty fancy. You did a professional job on this! Looks great! I too am looking to build a baritone box guitar. What scale length did you use? Where did you get your bridge and what is the string pacing? What strings did you use? Any information you…"
"I agree with MadGomer. It looks great the way it is and if the neck is the standard 1.5 inches wide, you won’t need it. Flat is probably better for slide anyway. And from your description, the fretboard is on the thin side,…"
"That’s how I did it. Gluing wings on the neck under the bridge won’t affect tone. The type of wood used in the neck and body and the style of attaching it does (neck through vs bolt on vs glue on). Neck through tend to…"
"Same thing happened to me. I used a caliper to measure the saw kerf and it was too wide. I contacted c.b. Gitty and they agreed and sent me a new saw. It was an improvement but I ended up getting a Japanese fret saw from stewmac.…"
"My understanding of a baritone guitar is that it is one octave lower than a regular guitar and one octave above a bass guitar. The scale lengths vary, but the best one I have seen is a schecter six string electric baritone guitar with a 30…"
ive been beating on bass guitars since 1970. Due to the string tension and scale length, making a cigar box bass guitar would be difficult. You would need a much larger resonant body and eithe a truss rod to counter the string…"
"1 1/2 inches is the standard three string neck width and corresponds to a standard lumber board width. Any narrower and you increase the probability of the string tension bending the neck. you would need a truss rod to counteract this.…"
"I too have broken strings tuningmy cigar box guitar. It turns out I was tuning them an octave too high and using light gauge strings didn’t help as they broke easier. I switched to medium gauge strings, got a tuner I could clip on…"
"Hey jimmy. I also encourage you to check out Chikenbone John’s videos. If I had seen them before I did my first build, I would have saved myself a lot of grief. His videos are succinct, excess verbiage minimal, and full of practical, useful…"
"Thanks Mark! I has the dremels but no base for them. That sounds excellent and I'm going to look into that. Is lexan the clear sheets I can get at home despot? They have been hard for me to cut using standard saws, always chipping and breaking.…"
"I was considering using my 1 1/2 inch forstner bit and using a rasp file to enlarge the hole to the correct diameter. Is hot glue adequate? I am also considering super glue or overkill in the form of two part epoxy."