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Changing strings on a hard-tail bridge

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rough Cut Guitars Feb 27. 4 Replies

Made this for a newbie customer, so in case anyone else is looking:Changing strings on a hard-tail bridge cigar box guitar…Continue

How I shape necks

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Here's a link to my 5-part step-by-step series on YouTube. Hey, what can I say; I'm chatty. And thorough :-)You can link to subsequent parts from the first one. Hope it's helpful!…Continue

(Almost) All about String Action for Beginners

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rough Cut Guitars Nov 19, 2020. 2 Replies

Hey All, Down with a pinched nerve so figured I'd use this time to put up the next part of the story on CBG set-up. If you're looking to dial in your next build, this covers what's going on with…Continue

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Hardtail Bridge Tips for First-timers aka BEFORE you get to drillin' :-)

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Made this on the fly while setting up. Stop me if you've heard this one before, but hey I'm outta work so...Covers bridge placement and setting intonation - hope it helps.…Continue

 

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Built for slide and inspired by Ry's namesake axe - albeit in a compact scale cbg at a fraction of the price.Rough Cut Guitars Cooderator 24" scale 4-string ...
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At 8:32pm on April 29, 2016, Dave Lynas said…
Hi Tom. I don't use glue on the tack heads. I pre drill the tack holes about 3/4 of the tack length. I want the tacking to be gentle on the bowl. I get very tight heads with no slippage. I'm going to try glue on one using the hose clamp method. I'll make my own body for that to suit the clamp. I do glue in tacks that don't hold with super glue. I get a few of them due to too deep pre drilling. Hope this helps.
At 4:43pm on March 30, 2016, Richey Kay said…

Hi Tom, I thought we were friends on here already!

I'm using the EADG strings from a  string and tuning down slightly on the top and bottom. This neck has a steel rod for strength. TBH the quarter sawn oak I use for my necks is mega strong. It can easily support 4 strings without any strengthening!

At 7:37pm on February 14, 2016, Peter J Thorne said…

Like the style of your guitars! They look well made!

 
 
 

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