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Music wire as fret wire

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan Aug 15, 2019. 3 Replies

Hi guys and gals,I was thinking - can music wire be used as fret alternative?I mean I have used it to make springs for my CBGs - for awesome reverb/echo effect and I must say - the greater gauge is…Continue

Wesseh Freeman oil can guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by BrianQ. Sep 30, 2018. 1 Reply

Hi everyone!I am thinking of building guitar in Wesseh style. While I can figure out most of things I don't yet know the fret placement. It looks a bit different in two videos:…Continue

Woodgrain orientation for top/back

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Fred Johnson Oct 23, 2016. 8 Replies

Guys and Gals,I've got several pieces of walnut ( 8" x 12" x 1/5" ) and I wanted to build boxes to use later on for CGBs.The problem is that the woodgrain is across and not along the longest side. As…Continue

 

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Jerry Jordan replied to Tomasz's discussion Music wire as fret wire
"Bailing wire.,.,used on the farm.,.,seems like it would be pliable enough and hard enough, and you could probably level it too.,.,I have not tried music wire.,,."
Aug 15, 2019
Timothy Hunter replied to Tomasz's discussion Music wire as fret wire
"not music wire but i used split pins for frets on my first build.  here is a link to what i did.. https://cigarboxnation.com/profiles/blogs/neck-fretted-and-how-not-to-do-it"
Aug 13, 2019
Taffy Evans replied to Tomasz's discussion Music wire as fret wire
"Hi Thomasz, I haven't tried it but I suppose it's an idea if you want to be different. For me I would think about any loss of volume and sustain with the absents of a solid anchor point like a fret. Levelling the wire frets is a…"
Aug 12, 2019
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Music wire as fret wire

Hi guys and gals,I was thinking - can music wire be used as fret alternative?I mean I have used it to make springs for my CBGs - for awesome reverb/echo effect and I must say - the greater gauge is pain to bend - I have to use improvised bender with my hand drill to provide adequate force.But getting back to fret alternatives - I have made tied on frets from steel wire, brass and copper wire - brass being my favourite - but it became more expensive than real fret wire!!!So. As copper dents too…See More
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Coronas Tubes Springy Chugger

"Extremely good sound.  Nice playing too. Extremadamente buen sonido. También es bueno jugar"
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Coronas Tubes Springy Chugger

Just a quick demo of my newest build - springy chugger
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You can build it from scraps and it gives more fun than playing 4k$ guitars from professional guitar companies

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At 8:48am on December 7, 2018, Uncle John said…

Hi Tomasz.  I enjoyed your cardboard guitars, photos and video.  It's nice having you for cigar box nation friend.

Cześć Tomasz. Podobały mi się twoje kartonowe gitary, zdjęcia i wideo. Miło jest mieć cię za przyjaciela z narodu cigar.

 
 
 

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