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Taffy Evans replied to Lou Ellis's discussion Scarf joint headstock in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Lou, great machine to have. However I cut my scarf joint on a drop saw suitably jigged up. The jig on the bandsaw is used for gluing the two bits together without slipping apart. Using nails and such does not gel with me. Taff "
Oct 9
Lou Ellis replied to Lou Ellis's discussion Scarf joint headstock in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks for your help. i'll give it a try. Sure wish I had a band saw!"
Oct 9
Lou Ellis replied to Lou Ellis's discussion Scarf joint headstock in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That makes sense. I'll try it. Thanks for your reply."
Oct 9
Taffy Evans replied to Lou Ellis's discussion Scarf joint headstock in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Lou, it depends really on how you execute the Scarfe joint and where the glue joint starts and ends. But generally guitar builders use a joint like in the photos here, and this is what I always do. The piece of timber that is cut off the neck…"
Oct 8
MadGomer replied to Lou Ellis's discussion Scarf joint headstock in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You can thin the headstock to 5/8 from the top or bottom. I generally do mine by removing material from the top so I don't have to fiddle as much with the transition from the back side of the neck to the headstock but it's doable. Taking…"
Oct 8
Lou Ellis added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Scarf joint headstock

I am trying my first scarf joint headstock for a 3 string fretless. I'm using a 1x2 piece of maple for the neck. Does anyone cut the width of the headstock down to accommodate the tuners? The tuner install instructions recommend 5/8" as being ideal. Should I cut the top or bottom of the headstock or does it really matter? I used the scarf joint miter box from CB Gitty  to make the scarf joint cut. It seems to work just fine, by the way.See More
Oct 8
Lou Ellis left a comment for Darryl Tuttle
"Thanks for the invitation, Darryl. I like the bone nuts. I buy the blanks from CB Gitty. I would make my own from dog bones, but I don't have the power tools for the job. I guess a hack saw would work?"
Sep 5
Lou Ellis and Darryl Tuttle are now friends
Sep 4
Lou Ellis replied to Lou Ellis's discussion Pickup to string distance in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks"
Apr 9
Taffy Evans replied to Lou Ellis's discussion Pickup to string distance in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Lou, 5/16 is very high, is that your preference? that's close the action for a lap steel played with a bar. If you are not fingering at all, it does not matter. I you lower the action to a more fingering friendly height at any time, measure…"
Apr 9
Lou Ellis replied to Lou Ellis's discussion Pickup to string distance in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks, Paul. I appreciate the feedback."
Apr 8
Paul Craig replied to Lou Ellis's discussion Pickup to string distance in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Closest to the strings gets you more volume and output, but not always the best tone and sometimes you get a overdriven mess. The best way on all pickups is to adjust them as low(far away from the strings) as you can get them. then raise them a…"
Apr 8

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Fun to build. I have always loved the raw, bluesy sound.

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At 12:15pm on December 26, 2018, BrianQ. said…

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