On two guitars I recently built they are a little bit out of tune at the 12th fret. When I tune the bottom string to open G and then play it at the 12th fret it comes out sharp. I’m hoping that’s…Continue
I’m looking for advice and tips on how to sell cigarbox guitars other than at a festival. I’m very soon going to have too many sitting around the house and will be looking for a way to sell some. I…Continue
"I really am flying by the seat of my pants most of the time. A lack of tools also comes into play. I really want a jointer and a thickness planer. Just a week ago I told a volunteer on the ship about cbg's, and yesterday he shows up with pix of…"
"Hey James, sorry about that, but that's a bit harsh mate.
I remember being a 'hack' possibly 60 years ago, and I can remember the first instruments I had possibly wrecked, or at least devalued through inexperience. But that does not…"
"I pay $15 for parts, put 2 hours labor in it, and list on Ebay. Ebay and PayPal take their cut., I still make $20 an hour, which is fine for me it is a hobby, and I have a day job., I commented on the expensive builds because I have seen them for…"
"If your paying that much to build one your paying way to much, do some research and find cheaper parts or find out how to build it yourself, that will cut costs in half. My fret boards use to cost $60, but then i figured I can make them myself…"
"Hi Jon, this must be one of the most popular queries.
As BR suggests moving the bridge back from your initial scale length position [compensation] allows for the different string thickness and height.
Just for you to file away, here are some…"
"$65 for fretted with a piezo, economy tuners. Sealed tuners and a magnetic pickup, $85. Add a hardtail adjustable bridge, or anything fancy, I get to $100+.,. I have built some double necks too, but for the most part i favor the "plain…"
"I sell mine on Etsy and going to craft shows, at first Etsy I was doing pretty good but its getting over populated with them. I sell mine depending on time spent and what all i use (piezo vs humbuckers) type of wood vs exotic wood, anything special…"