"I often allow the aesthetics of the box dictate where the pup lies. Don't like to interfere with the art/logo/images on those lids. Perhaps this approach restricts the tone, but for me its more about the creativity and the look than the sonic…"
"15% of scale length away from the bridge gives the best balanced tone. It's actually 14.96%, or something like that, according to the research I did but I'll be damned if I can find the documents again. lol"
"Tone is the reason? Neck position gives warm,bassy tone, while the Bridge gives bright, trebley tone & the Middle position is a flatter mid rangey tone which is a mix between the two? Hope this helps, preference really? good luck on your build :)"
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I love the process of building a CBG and I love the moment when it's finished and I plug it in and....it works! I also appreciate the CBG community and the advice and support I've had over the years....A wonderful hobby/community and one i'm glad I managed to stumble across.....
On burning in fret marks: I find that burning first allows the oil, then lacquer, to highlight the burn marks, and then the lacquer smooths over and protects the line. I have done it afterward, but it leaves a crusty burnt edge to the lacquer, is less protected, and is a more rustic look. That's OK, if that is what you're looking for...