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Out of tune at 12th fret

Started this discussion. Last reply by James Pobog on Thursday. 9 Replies

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

How to sell cigarbox guitars

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan on Wednesday. 5 Replies

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

Mike Snowden

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Feb 10. 5 Replies

Does anyone know what kind of pick ups Mike Snowden users in the guitars he builds?Continue

Wiring a pick up help needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jon Feb 1. 3 Replies

i’m going to put this five dollar make it Holla MGB  pick up in this box. I never wired one. Two questions. Which connections to the red and black go to when I solder them to the input jack?…Continue

 

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James Pobog replied to Jon's discussion Out of tune at 12th fret
"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…"
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Taffy Evans replied to Jon's discussion Out of tune at 12th fret
"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…"
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James Pobog replied to Jon's discussion Out of tune at 12th fret
"Thank you, Taffy. You just confirmed my skill set as 'hack'."
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Jerry Jordan replied to Jon's discussion How to sell cigarbox guitars
"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…"
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Josh Thompson replied to Jon's discussion How to sell cigarbox guitars
"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…"
Feb 11
Taffy Evans replied to Jon's discussion Out of tune at 12th fret
"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…"
Feb 11
Jon replied to James Pobog's discussion The more I use piezos...
"I’ve built two with box buckers from MGB and they’re easy to use and they sound real good. I like them better than the Piezos l made"
Feb 11
Jerry Jordan replied to Jon's discussion How to sell cigarbox guitars
"$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…"
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Josh Thompson replied to Jon's discussion How to sell cigarbox guitars
"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…"
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At 11:19am on November 18, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation, the Resources tab is highly recommended as is the cigar box guitar.com archives towards bottom right of the page? Cheers :)

 
 
 

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