"Thanks for all the advice. Listening to the 12th fret helped. I have noticed that some of my frets are level so some work will have to be done to that. Onto the next one! Thanks again guys. Loving the creativity with…"
"Taffy brings up a good point. If you finger notes, then you want them to stay in tune when you do. If they go sharp, it is usually an indication that the action is too high (something totally different than intonation). It's all about having…"
"Hi, very nice first build well done.
We all do things different I know, but this is my way and why. I do as mentioned above, but, I play the string open and then fret it with my finger at the 12th, those two notes should be the same note only…"
"Congratulations on your "First" build. I say first because there will be more..........
Your current tuning issue is not uncommon and you can work it out methodically.
1. Using an electronic tuner bring the 3rd string (the biggest one) up…"
"With a round nut the center of the bolt is where the string rests. Unlike a regular nut where the outside edge is where it rests. Also string hight plays a big part when it's pressed down to the fret. The higher the string the more out of tune…"
"You need to move the larger string side towards the tail of the build, and keep checking the tuning as you move it. Then see where the other two strings sound. It shouldn't take much of a move, for it to come into tune."
So here is my first build. I had be looking around all over the internet about CBGs. I have been a musician for years and have played guitar for a long time. I have always wanted to build a guitar, and I figured this would be a good starting point.The box isn't a cigar box. It is a hobby box from one of those Hobby Lobby type stores. One of my best friends had a baby,…See More