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MadGomer replied to Michael Myers's discussion Fretting for beginners in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I'm going to try Shane's fret masking approach on my next one. I've generally finished after fretting, but it's definitely tedious to get a good result. Not hard, but very time consuming. Wondering about using wide tape to cover…"
16 hours ago
MadGomer replied to rick schoen's discussion Adjusting the action on a cbg 3 string. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Good advice from the guys above, and keep in mind you might have multiple issues in play. A "tinny" sound may actually just be the tone you're getting due to the metal soundboard. Check carefully to make sure the license plate…"
Monday
MadGomer replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"My first two had way too much flex in the neck and were basically not playable. They frustrated me immensely until I finally took the time to add some backing to them and take the time to get everything blended to a nice looking and feeling contour.…"
Sunday
MadGomer replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Chris - I agree with Brian Q - don't sweat the thickness of your sides or the type of joinery (as long as it's tight).  I expect the overall stiffness of the top to have the biggest impact on your acoustic response (that stiffness is…"
Sunday
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"I would agree Michael - that original joint looks like a doomed idea from the start, both difficult to make and not very robust in the long run.  Wonder why they did it - just to be different??"
Sunday
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Cause,  Another option to consider rather than battling to get the material glued down:  Put a base coat of silver paint (or whatever you want the mesh color to be), tape down the Punchinello and then spray over it with black and remove…"
Sunday
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Looks great - what kind of finish are you thinking you'll put on it?  Curious what scale length you're using too."
Nov 7
MadGomer replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Very nice Chris!"
Nov 7
MadGomer commented on Shane Speal shanespeal.com's group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Rich - sound advice below from John, Brian, and Tim.  Based on whatever you have to build upon (be it a cigar box, tin, ammo can, license plate, etc) you will be able to develop a design and build it successfully once you have the basic…"
Nov 6
MadGomer replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yeah, I could see you had darker fret lines where there would typically be a fret marker, that's a cool idea.  Personally I think linseed oil is a good option for you - take a look at Youtube videos etc of guys using it on gunstocks. …"
Nov 6
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Technology will enable us to do darn near anything these days - - that doesn't mean we should use it for that. I am retired now but used to managed an organization that provided complex control systems for heavy equipment.  There were many…"
Nov 6
MadGomer replied to Paul Craig's discussion What's on your workbench?
"Now I'm curious - how long until we get the photos???????????"
Nov 6
MadGomer replied to Chris Wharton's discussion Joinery suggestions for hand-made boxes in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I love the looks of dovetail & finger joints, but I agree with John in that they're both overkill from a structural perspective.  Any construction method that is strong enough to handle the string forces without excessive deflection…"
Nov 6
MadGomer replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You have learned well grasshopper!!  Seriously, that's a great looking piece of work, far prettier than my first one. Is that a walnut neck?  Some linseed or tung oil will be great on that if you want to finish it (just need to be…"
Nov 6
MadGomer replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Pickup query in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Amen, I can never predict the outcome of a given build. I've been happy with most, but it's always exciting to hear one for the first time to understand what it sounds like."
Nov 5
MadGomer replied to Bill's discussion Tuner and nut question. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I have only been building fretted so I'll let the guys who know fretless answer your first part. As for the tuners, lay it out however you prefer, then just be sure to use the tuning machines that give you the desired direction for the actual…"
Nov 5

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