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Glued on fretboard question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael shrader May 12, 2019. 4 Replies

I’m planning on making my first glue on fretboard. My question is on how to add the nut. One video I saw showed the builder notching the fretboard then using a bolt set in the notch. I’m using the…Continue

First time fretter - fret ends

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Apr 2, 2019. 10 Replies

Working on my second build and first time fretting. Had trouble getting the fret slot depth consistent. Frets went in ok but now I’m having trouble getting the ends to feel comfortable. I’ve been…Continue

Beginner Question- different box

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael shrader Apr 3, 2019. 17 Replies

My sister in law used to make purses out of cigar boxes. She gave me a box(s) where she had glued identical boxes back to back. They are nice boxes and I was thinking about opening up part of the…Continue

 

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Joe liked Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck?
Jun 5, 2020
mitch jones replied to Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Rule of thumb is the distance from the nut to 12th fret is the same as 12th fret to where the string touches the bridge - i.e the 12th fret is always 1/2 the scale length (give or take a touch for intonation), It looks like if you wind your 3 bridge…"
Jun 5, 2020
Uncle John replied to Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I do not have the skills to use more than 9 frets and an occasional slide to the 12th.   Have fun with it as it us.   It looks great."
Mar 27, 2020
Order99 replied to Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Order99 liked Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck?
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Michael shrader replied to Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks Mad. I never play much above the 15th anyway!"
Mar 25, 2020
Michael shrader replied to Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Mar 25, 2020
Edward McCarthy replied to Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Mar 25, 2020
MadGomer replied to Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Rock on chief, enjoy that one as is, build another one later if you need more notes! We've all made bigger mistakes than that one I'm sure."
Mar 25, 2020
Murray liked Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck?
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Murray liked Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck?
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Sean Murphy replied to Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"No need to redo it - just consider it a learning opportunity and enjoy your unique creation! I mean...I certainly know how that goes!"
Mar 25, 2020
Greg Geracioti replied to Michael shrader's discussion Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Well if it plays well then you could make a new neck.....or....leave it and just make another one."
Mar 25, 2020
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Obvious overlooked error. Do I rebuild this neck?

Hi everyone.Just finished my first electric. Sat down to play a bit and realized I had somehow made the neck short. I’ve only got 15 complete frets! I can’t believe I did that. It plays really well too. I’m thinking I might just live with it or I might rebuild the neck. Thoughts? Anyone else missed something so obvious?Feeling dumb.Hope everyone is well.MikeSee More
Mar 25, 2020
Gus K replied to Michael shrader's discussion Snake oil pick up install question in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Feb 17, 2020
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Snake oil pick up install question

GuysI’m building my first electric and installing a snake oil pickup. I’m not sure how it mounts in the box. It appears that it attaches to the pickup ring with two adjustable screws. Is that correct? Also, how do I determine the minimum amount of neck to notch for clearance? Thanks! You guys have helped me immensely as I learn this craft!See More
Feb 17, 2020

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MS CBG No. 1. First build.

Posted on January 24, 2019 at 2:40pm 2 Comments

Well after talking about it for a year, I finally jumped in and completed my first build based on Shane Speal’s Poor Man’s Guitar instructions. Made a few mistakes but I guess they give it character. I’m surprised at how loud and good it sounds! Build 2 in planning!

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