"Hi Brian, thanks mate, I get a warning from my net provider on my PC and iPad that the site where the photo is, is unsafe. But I can see photos posted direct to this forum.
OK ,I see it all ....said the blind man.....just store what I said…"
"Taff, I’m able to click on the links using an iPhone & iPad, not sure what you’re using? However, here’s that pic, which is not a bolt, but looks a high for a canjo? I build my Canjo’s with a flat screw for a nut like…"
"Hi, Sorry declan, i thought it hard to understand.
Let me try this. At the start of the fingerboard [peghead] the nut would sit flush to that end of the board [the start of the scale length]. Call this the leaving point for the string from the…"
I'll have a look again tonight. Based on your input I guess the string is too high .. is there a recommended height over the frets ? 3 mm ?
I will have o punch a new hole in the can too as the 'bridge' position is…"
"Hi, as I mentioned I cant see the photo, but, if you did use a round bolt and you did not shorten the distance from the first fret to the end of the fingerboard, the scale length would be wrong. The distance from the end of the fingerboard to the…"
"so, the screw eye is the nut? Then, yes, if your 1st note is sharp, then the string is sitting too high at the nut? About level frets, if you don’t want buzzing & sharp notes, then you’ll want to level them?"
"Start by confirming that your scale length is correct for the fret spacing you used. Measure from the point of contact between the string and "nut" and the point of contact with the bridge. If that's what you intended, then start…"
Thanks for the reply.
From your answer I presume I should get a D at fret 1 , E at fret 2 etc
The frets may not be exactly level but there's lots of clearance. I've added a couple of photos for open tuning and on the 1st…"
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