Hi, still in the process of gathering components etc for my guitar which WAS going to be a shovel variety but may yet be made out of an old pew.I have bought a double coil humbucker for use and am…Continue
Hi, still gathering parts for my first build, and NOT being a musician I will have to ask some noob questions.Now, I've been watching the great Justin Johnson unpack one of his signature shovels and…Continue
Hi, new to the forum and guitar building.I won't be making a cbg for my first build, it will be either a shovel variation or a solid bodied made out of pitch pine,I have access to some quite aged…Continue
"You can go off all the specs on the net, but ask any professional & they’ll tell you it’s personal preference? Having said that, I have seen professional musicians with the pickups just a hair under the point where the strings buzz…"
Hi, still in the process of gathering components etc for my guitar which WAS going to be a shovel variety but may yet be made out of an old pew.I have bought a double coil humbucker for use and am curious just how far it is possible to have the strings from the surface of the pickup?I plan to be going fretless so there is a good spacing between neck and string which also obviously occurs at the pickup.So, what's the reckoning?See More
"I have one of the chinese machines, cost me £230 in the UK and believe me they are a pain in the ass.Flaky components, especially psu and control boards, and one hell of a learning curve to get them doing what you want.That said, master one of…"
"Any shovel will work, it’s all about what scale length you wanna use? But if you must, he’s using a 20” model- 20” is the length of the handle, 1.5” is the diameter of the handle? Doesn’t seem like the spade size…"
Hi, still gathering parts for my first build, and NOT being a musician I will have to ask some noob questions.Now, I've been watching the great Justin Johnson unpack one of his signature shovels and I noticed it's made using a Blue Hwak shovel/spade.These things are unobtainable in the UK, but my OCD needs me to make one of very, very similar size and proportion, so some things I need to know are:1) how long is the neck from top of handle to insertion into spade head?2) what roughly is handle…See More
"cheers Tom I have a double coil humbucker in transit with 500K pots and 0.022uF capacitor. a hardtail bridge has also landed.It's going to be fretless since my left hand is mashed on the first two fingers (power tool argumemnts I lost) and I…"
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I'm looking to build a shovel guitar followed by guitars using other items. I have read some of the forums and it seems a good place for discussions on building these things as I am certainly NO musician!
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Welcome to the nation Laurence, plenty of build/play info in the Resources tab, including a shovel guitar? Don’t forget to check out Glenn Watt & Del Puckett YouTube channel as well? Here’s a simple video of how to build the easiest cbg: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8