These are some great sites that I have stumbled across that I dont want to lose. Hopefully others might find them useful. These are not specific CBG sites but rather amature luthier and Uke sites that I felt I could learn from and apply the information.
This woman is a school teacher who builds guitars during her summer holidays. Awesome site with a tour of her workshop, links to luthier supply shops & Jig ideas I spent about an hour on this site and there is so much to go through.
Kinda makes sense to me. That a new build or any stringed instrument that has been laying idle goes 'dead' tonally. So the readers digest version of this is that you attach the gizmo near the bridge and leave it on high for 24 hours and then low for the next 6 days and it is like playing in a guitar. I opens up the grain of the timber and allows the guitar to resonate with itself more. From what I have read if you have a guitar that is used a lot it is not going to make any major difference but for ones that have not been played much there seems to be a noticable difference. Expensive gizmo but apparently anything that vibrates like small old fans with the blade taken off can work too... So these links are just for the concept & then finding something cheap you can build yourself to do the same job.
Here is another great idea - I think I like it better... Use those devices that you can get for your ipod or phone to turn anything into a speaker.. this guy has glued silcon rubber on the bottom of them so they won't damage the finish of your intrument.