I am having a challenge in my builds, with knowing the levels of string to soundboard. Neck/fretboard height compared to the soundboard.Does anyone know of a good primer on this topic?Here are some…Continue
"Depends on how far off it is on the 12th. A little compensation tuning is expected as long as the compensating doesn't ruin the open tuning, a lot means the intonation is off. ;)
I always tune open and then compensate at the 12th every time I…"
"It’s more than just an angle it needs to be movable and not glued
I love the hard tail rollers, great flexibility. If I can’t make art and intonation, I don’t keep it.
my last two build intimated to a sharpe or flat, but the…"
"String selection can be elusive for many beginners, myself included. It is awesome to get an article and guide that simplifies the decision. I think that your recommendations are valuable for most Readers of any experience level"
"Intonation is a whole other can of worms. Haha
Not every string will have intonation at the same length.
Ever see a guitar with the bridge at an angle? That's the right way to get intonation for every string. If your bridge is straight up and…"
"Longer/Lower scale. Think Bass. Bass is 28' to 30" for Short Scale Bass, 32" to 34" for regular scale bass. Baritone is in between Guitar and Bass, 26" to 28". Difference between Baritone Guitar and Short Scale Bass is…"
"You can use regular gauge strings up to 28" scale(if they are long enough). I use D'Addario 10's on 24.5" scale on up to 28" scale. Tuning has to be lower than what you do on a 25.5" scale though. My 28" scale is…"
"Will you are right. I think once you have built 6 different setups in CBG.and they stay in tune and intonate correctly and/or you are having fun,
ITS ALL GOOD.
So I look for new and/or challenging projects. I’m not a great…"
"LOL, someone told me "KISS" Keep It Simple Stupid! Apperantly everyone over thinks the first build. I'm doing it right now with "what ifs" which turn into wouldah, couldah, shouldahs. Just go with the flow, if you f it up…"
Thanks Tim, I appreciate the kind words. There are definitely great folks here and a vast amount of knowledge archived in the forums... but it's not as active as it used to be. If you're a Facebook user you should check out some of the cigar box guitar groups there, it's a lot more lively.
Many thanks for your comment, Tim. I decided that good old steel braces, steel bolts and plenty of steel screws were the way forward to getting a solid build with less chance of vibration and buzzing. Seems to have worked out OK and gives the option of taking it all apart again for future modifications - although I'd rather not!
Hi Tim, and welcome to the obsession. This is Grandpa, here in La Habra, CA (N. Orange County). Been buildin' about 4 1/2 years, have made a bunch of gits. Give me a call if you want to talk about gits and building. I don't know about any local cbg fests, but I have a couple of "show and sell" events I'm attending over the next couple of months if you're interested.