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Fretting?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Nanzer Oct 14, 2017. 8 Replies

So, yea. I tried using actual frets for a fret board for the first time, needless to say I'm gonna have to scrap it. I can't get the frets to keep from rocking in the slots. Any tips? Anybody?

Fretting?

Started this discussion. Last reply by gary herget Oct 7, 2017. 2 Replies

So, yea. I tried using actual frets for a fret board for the first time, needless to say I'm gonna have to scrap it. I can't get the frets to keep from rocking in the slots. Any tips? Anybody?

Zero fret?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Doty Dec 7, 2017. 12 Replies

Does anyone know what fret wire should I use for a zero fret? If I'm using med/med for frets, what should I use for the zero fret?

Scratches

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 3, 2017. 2 Replies

Anyone have any ideas on how to cover up a scratch on a paper covered box?

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"Either that or I was thinking about blueing them.  And yea, these vintage boxes are amazing sounding."
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"I love the old vintage boxes and the builds that match. I think you could 'rustify' the saddle and nut and it would be just right. I use a bit of black and barn read craft paint."
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Most recent build. Antique Optimo box, mahogany neck, 3-string set up for slide. The pieces on the side of the headstock are from the wooden inserts that are often found inside some cigar boxes.
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At 5:34pm on November 11, 2018, BrianQ. said…

Hey friend! :D

At 4:57pm on September 26, 2018, Bradley Small said…

Hello friend!

At 10:09am on April 2, 2018, Mark Brock said…

Thanks Joe for the friend request. I am still in the process of setting up and building my first guitar. Hope you had a great easter. Mark

At 2:27pm on March 17, 2018, Don Craig said…

Hi Joe, thanks for the friend request.  Your CBGs look real nice.  I'll be posting pictures of my latest creation later.  Don Craig

At 7:33pm on December 24, 2017, Chay Jordan said…

Nice guitars Joe, I see there mostly cigar box, I have just got a box but have not started on it yet, just posted my first photo, of my 24th guitar, I will have to post more on here.

At 12:29am on December 16, 2017, Bob "Elwood" Black (lol) said…

Been consumed with work - projects - but glad to ya meet you ... did watch a couple videos of yours - good stuff - I like it... bob

At 4:13pm on October 24, 2017, bizzaro guitaro said…
Joe,I just saw your request,sorry for the delay in responding. Where are you from? How long yo been building cbg’s ?
At 8:06am on October 12, 2017, gary herget said…

Good to have you as a CBN 

At 8:59am on September 29, 2017, Bluesheart said…

Nice to meet you Joe, keep up the good work.

At 4:47pm on September 22, 2017, Wal Callaby said…
I did not know you could do that! Nice ta meecha! Aren't you the guy who posts them builds? I may have a pic or two for you tomorrow...

Typing this in while listening to the Gitty Gang Show... and just so you think I'm a total deadbeat I've got a slew of red wine on the go too!
 
 
 

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