Was listening to "Front Porch" on XM radio to day and the dj played a song by Big Joe Williams. He said that Williams played a home made 9 (yes,9) string guitar. Does any have any knowlege of this…Continue
Finished my first cbg last week. Looks pretty good but sounds like crap. I had to restring it several times until I got it right. Any suggestions? Also, I can't play a guitar, would that have anything to do with it?
the "big dog is 11x20x3. The neck is solid maple. the fretboard is bolivian mahogany. the box is redwood frame with aromatic cedar for the soundboard and bottom,redwood bracing, and custom bridge and tailpiece.It is fretted at 26 inches. I haven't quite figured out what strings to use yet, but I think it needs some fat ones to bring out the tone.
No I have not used finger joints. I just miter the corners and glue it up. I don't feel the need to brace anything, they are quite solid once they are glued up. The top and bottom of the box has a rabbit joint that the top and bottom fit into.
Oh man, just thought -- are you suing your slide right? remember to use your middle and/or first finger to mute the strings behind the slide. otherwise you get that weird dual note ringing that can make everything sound out of tune...