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6 string acoustic neck build questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 1. 9 Replies

I have made tons of 3 stringers, a few 4's, a few bolt-on 6's, but want to build a nylon stringed 6....I was eyeing Ben Baker's Coke Crate build, and like the look of a straight neck.  Any opinions…Continue

Vintage PA Speaker - now 2.5W Guitar Amp! -- For Sale

Started Nov 6 0 Replies

My new Vintage Series Amps!  I take vintage speaker cabinets, boxes and other things to make amazing guitar amps with great tone!  I use the Artec SDA-T amps, with the Gain Mod, and a tone…Continue

Odd SSL errror...

Started this discussion. Last reply by T-Gripped Jul 27. 4 Replies

Ben,Not sure how this happened, but the SSL Certificate for CBN doesn't match: …Continue

6 string acoustic - bought neck or build?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Mar 14. 10 Replies

I make tons of 3 string CBGs, a few 4’s and some Ukes as well...a friend brought me her antique license plate that she wants made into a 6 string acoustic.   I have made a couple 6 string bolt on…Continue

 

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Paul Craig replied to John Sawyer's discussion 6 string acoustic neck build questions
"If your hands are big enough to deal with it or your going to play slide predominately then it'll be fine."
Dec 1
John Sawyer replied to Sean Murphy's discussion Build 4 - buzz from inside body? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You get good at tracking down buzz when building these things! :-) My first trick is a fingernail... get the buzz going, then push down on the string right at the nut edge, or the bridge edge. If it stops, you've found it... (to Gus's…"
Dec 1
John Sawyer replied to John Sawyer's discussion 6 string acoustic neck build questions
"Paul, I could certainly taper the neck, but it adds a level of complexity and time to the build... I like the homemade look of Ben Baker's coke crate guitar neck."
Dec 1
Paul Craig replied to John Sawyer's discussion 6 string acoustic neck build questions
"2 & 1/4" will be good, but you'll want to narrow down towards the nut. If you cant use a saw to cut the wood down, you can use a good rasp file and sandpaper to do the job. Just mark a line on each side and remove material til you get…"
Dec 1
John Sawyer replied to John Sawyer's discussion 6 string acoustic neck build questions
"So... if I go with 2" - 2-1/4" on a straight neck, I might be ok... I'll cut up some trial pieces and see what I like... Thanks!"
Dec 1
John Sawyer replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Wood burning Fret Markers
"A deck screw heated with a torch makes a great fret marker...  As does any other round flatish thing...  :-)"
Dec 1
Paul Craig replied to John Sawyer's discussion 6 string acoustic neck build questions
"Most 6 string necks are about 1 & 11/16" to 2" at the nut and 2 & 3/16" to 2 & 5/16" at the heel area(19 to 21 fret)."
Dec 1
Derek Rose replied to John Sawyer's discussion 6 string acoustic neck build questions
"I've built a few 6 strings and the last 3 have kept the scale length short to reduce string tension. Used 2 pcs of oak glued side-by-side and added a fingerboard, which all work for improving bending strength. The last 3 builds were 23…"
Nov 28
John Sawyer replied to John Sawyer's discussion 6 string acoustic neck build questions
"I messaged him here, but I know he's busy...  I'll try him on FB..."
Nov 28
BrianQ. replied to John Sawyer's discussion 6 string acoustic neck build questions
"Try messaging him, I’m sure he’ll gladly help?"
Nov 28
Keith Rearick replied to John Sawyer's discussion 6 string acoustic neck build questions
"It would be nice to know what his dimensions are. Ben's build sounds really good too, last time he was playing it."
Nov 28
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6 string acoustic neck build questions

I have made tons of 3 stringers, a few 4's, a few bolt-on 6's, but want to build a nylon stringed 6....I was eyeing Ben Baker's Coke Crate build, and like the look of a straight neck.  Any opinions on neck width?I figured I'd go with nylon to avoid needing a truss rod...Thanks!See More
Nov 27
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"7545r-FLAT is the model you're looking for..."
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At 4:40pm on February 18, 2017, Jim Morris said…

Thanks for the friend request. I've built a lot of banjos but no resonator ones. I'd be willing to have a go at one. My email is morbanjo@gmail.com

 
 
 

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