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Neck bow on a new unit?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Scott Sep 9. 11 Replies

I have been having an issue with the action on this unit since I got it and today decided to pull off the neck and do a real check on it. I know without a truss rod you can have a little relief which…Continue

C B Getty fret slot saw and miter box

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 6. 9 Replies

Does any have any feedback on the use of the C B Getty fret slotting saw and miter box? I would like to fret a neck and was wondering if this works nicely are not. Thanks for any info.If not I may…Continue

Neck positon to box?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom T Sep 17. 23 Replies

I have noticed people building CBGs with two set ups. One is where the fretboard is flush with the box lid and the other is like Mike Snowden's  with the fret-board and part of the neck a distance…Continue

String Gauges - 4 string DGBE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Frank Scott Aug 22. 8 Replies

Hello,  I am new to CBGs and was wondering what are the recommendations for string gauges on a 4-string CBG to be able to tune it in a standard tuning of DGBE like the four strings on a regular…Continue

 

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Sep 17
Tom T replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck positon to box?
"Well, I've used that Excel spreadsheet to layout guitars with scales from 18" to 25.5" and never had any error. The 12 is always where it is supposed to be and when I set the bridge at the correct scale length I have to do very little…"
Sep 17
Webster Miller replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck positon to box?
"I've never had an issue with the fret spacing produced from that website.  I do have to make sure my printer's preferences are set to 'actual size' else it will scale the PDF to fit the page and everything will be out of…"
Sep 17
Frank Scott replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck positon to box?
"Hello Tom,    I tried laying out a 23" scale on a board for a neck today and found after using the calculator you had attached that when it was all measured out the scale from the nut to the bridge actually ended up at 23 5/8".…"
Sep 17
Frank Scott commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's page How to Build a 3-String Cigar Box Guitar
"Thanks for the plans but how about bracing at the front and rear of the box for attaching the neck? Do you put any type of angle on the neck as some people do for better action? Some cut the rear neck thickness a little more than the front slot so…"
Sep 17
darryl kernaghan replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck positon to box?
"The only semi logical reason I can come up with for gluing the electrical connections is to help with insulation, but even that makes no sense. Sorry to hear the problems you are having, but it appears you,ve been sold a dog, I,m reluctant, normally…"
Sep 11
Frank Scott replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck positon to box?
"Thank you very much John for your help. Before I start anything I am going to see what the builder's reply is. I sent him an email about it yesterday and will see if I get a reply by tomorrow. If not I will call him. I do not want to do…"
Sep 10
ChickenboneJohn replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck positon to box?
"The bowing the neck is really too much. Leave the neck where it enters the box the same, that looks OK but you've got the right idea if the the neck is "diving" towards the tailpiece, then you can raise the packing  block or…"
Sep 10
Frank Scott replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck bow on a new unit?
"Ok John. The neck is made of red oak and so is the fret board. The neck looks like it is 19mm thick with a fret board about 6mm thick. I guess it appears like it started out as  a 3/4" neck and 1/4" fret board in thickness.  I…"
Sep 9
Frank Scott replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck positon to box?
"Thank you John. You opinion means a lot to me especially with all of your building experience. What is your recommendation of string high at the area you refer to above the box  lid at the end of the fret board?  Once I get the neck…"
Sep 9
Frank Scott replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck bow on a new unit?
"Yes Taffy that is what I am thinking also. Thanks for your reply."
Sep 9
Taffy Evans replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck bow on a new unit?
"Hi, looks to me that the neck has way too much relief and that's without any tension of strings. I would think planing the fingerboard would require the removal of a lot of material and weaken the neck even more. The frets slots are way too…"
Sep 9
ChickenboneJohn replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck positon to box?
"It looks like there's something fundamentally wrong with the way the neck is fixed into that guitar - the strings look a good 1/2 inch above the top of the box where they pass over the end of fretboard, yet the bolt bridge only looks like…"
Sep 9
ChickenboneJohn replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck bow on a new unit?
"How much is the neck out of true?  How thick is the neck? What is the timber that the neck is made from? Answers to these questions may give some indication of what has gone wrong. However, if it's wrong , it's wrong, so send the…"
Sep 9
Frank Scott replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck bow on a new unit?
"I told the builder I wanted to play both finger picking and slide. I just think the neck just started to go bad after tension was put on it being a four string.  He was kind of surprised too and wanted me to keep in touch if it got worse but…"
Sep 8
Frank Scott replied to Frank Scott's discussion Neck bow on a new unit?
"Thanks for your input Darryl. I just figured I would get some opinions from others to see what they would recommend. I do not think I am exaggerating anything at all. When I put a straight edge on it is very apparent. The builder told me to keep an…"
Sep 8

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