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Maduro all wood box, top(thick), or bottom (thin) for sound board? Effect of short vs long scale length on tone

Started this discussion. Last reply by gordon barnes Jan 2. 27 Replies

next Project is a 4 string cbg with short,(23 inch,) scale.  Coudn't find a dove-tail sides box, so using a maduro.  I play and like small,3/4 guitars so I thought a 23 inch  scale made sense.  I…Continue

Maduro all wood box, top(thick), or bottom (thin) for sound board? Effect of short vs long scale length on tone

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Dec 30, 2018. 6 Replies

next Project is a 4 string cbg with short,(23 inch,) scale.  Coudn't find a dove-tail sides box, so using a maduro.  I play and like small,3/4 guitars so I thought a 23 inch  scale made sense.  I…Continue

 

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Paul Craig commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
"A fanned fretted neck is for multi scale length to achieve  darker toned high strings and brighter toned low strings for a more balanced toned guitar. Setting the bridge/saddles for the correct intonation for those is something I haven't…"
Jan 26
Paul Craig commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
"Putting the bridge at an angle helps to get the intonation right from nut to bridge for every string. If the bridge is straight, then the higher frets will not be accurate for the designated notes.  "
Jan 26
Daniel Walter commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
"i think the fanned frets are basically doing the same thing as placing the bridge at an angle. ?"
Jan 25
BrianQ. commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
"That’s called the Multi-scale?"
Jan 25
Daniel Walter commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
""fanned frets" ? "
Jan 25
BrianQ. commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
"Here’s a link to a fret template: https://poormansguitar.com/template"
Jan 25
Paul Craig commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
"Pentatonic fret spacing(a variance of Diatonic spacing) will work with any scale length. Scale length choice is entirely up to you and your playing preference. Example: want more harmonics - 25.5" scale.....want a warmer tone and strings that…"
Jan 25
Taffy Evans commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
"Hi, like other scale lengths I would imagine you use a scale that suits the guitar size, feel or sound and use a pentatonic fret spacing. Like chickenbone John, I dunno. Taff"
Jan 24
gordon barnes left a comment for ChickenboneJohn
"Since getting into this area of Guitar playing, I watch endless videos trying to gain as much knowlege as I can.  Lately, I.ve run into diatonic, pentatonic, fretting with only about 8 fretts, like a dulcimer.  In one, the guy had it his 3…"
Jan 24
BrianQ. commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
Jan 24
ChickenboneJohn commented on gordon barnes's blog post scale length for pentatonic scale necks
"What's a pentatonic scale neck? That's a new one on me and I'm intrigued!"
Jan 24
BrianQ. commented on gordon barnes's blog post pentatonic scale fret board or neck
Jan 23
Keith Rearick commented on gordon barnes's blog post pentatonic scale fret board or neck
"Did you check with CBGitty? If you can't find what you want there, send them an email. C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply <support@cbgitty.com>"
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Lonman commented on gordon barnes's blog post cross-section sketch of neck install. by Michael Fred Johnson
"…………"And there will be a next time... because I don't think anybody has ever built just one CBG. It's an addiction. :D" Korrigan got that right, kinda like the potato chips, can't just do one.."
Jan 5
BrianQ. commented on gordon barnes's blog post cross-section sketch of neck install. by Michael Fred Johnson
"You can make contact with the bottom of the box at the ends like this? "
Jan 3

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scale length for pentatonic scale necks

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 8:59pm 10 Comments

Considering pentatonic scale for  fret board.  Are there diff scale lengths for pent. scale like there are for standard?

scale length for pentatonic scale necks

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

Considering pentatonic scale for  fret board.  Are there diff scale lengths for pent. scale like there are for standard?

scale length for pentatonic scale necks

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

Considering pentatonic scale for  fret board.  Are there diff scale lengths for pent. scale like there are for standard?

pentatonic scale fret board or neck

Posted on January 22, 2019 at 6:04pm 2 Comments

Anybody know where I can buy a pentatonic scale fret board or fretted neck?

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At 6:25pm on January 2, 2019, Christopher G Daniels said…

OMG, small world! I lived for almost 40 years in Arlington, MA. Or, as I like to say, Ahhlington.  I've got pictures of yet another "cigar box" I'm working on in that theme. It still motivates me.  

I have no idea how plastic will sound. If it surprises me, I could use a cheap piezo pickup.,I guess ironically?! If not it will be totally in character to have an electro-magnetic pickup. I might even be able to salvage original wiring!

On the upper right of the bottom half, you might see the melt marks which caused this to be retired from use as a UPS

At 7:27am on January 2, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Don't know if the image came out in the message I sent,Michael 

At 6:41am on January 1, 2019, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Hi Gordon,Photo of one under construction.You can see how the top and bottom of the through neck is cut away to allow the back and front to vibrate.The neck is glued to the ends of the box and the back at each end.The top(I'm thinking of copper) of this one will be screwed on.

At 11:03pm on December 24, 2018, BrianQ. said…

The middle finger was meant for Nashville, he didn’t like what they were doing to country music? From what I hear now, I don’t blame him?

At 3:02pm on December 24, 2018, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Gordon, any build is good, whether it’s a mod or from scratch? 

 
 
 

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