Hi all,

This is my first blog (ever) and 3rd CBG type build, so I thought I would share the ride with those who might be interested.

Technically it is a 3 string hollow body guitar as no cigar box's will be harmed during the build.

Scale will be a  fretted 24.75"

neck will have a truss rod adjustable at the heal end

Body and neck stock is Victorian mountain ash and spotted gum

and is based on a design I saw on the web

I'm lucky because I have 3d cad skills and a small cnc router to help make components

and unlucky because I cant play guitar for S#?t, but I like to build stringed instruments so what are you going to do?

A couple of pics of the design elements

I am fairly progressed with the build, body and neck are cut

will post more pics in the coming days to bring the build up to date

G.

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Comment by Gary Holdsworth on November 9, 2018 at 6:05pm

And were done

Thanks for looking in

Hope you like the finished product

G

Comment by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on October 31, 2018 at 5:43am

Looking good nice to see another Aussie builder Cobba .

Comment by Gary Holdsworth on October 31, 2018 at 4:30am

had a chance to do a bit more today

\uap>test fitted the neck to the body (nice and snug) and finished off the base painting

\uap>now its all ready for final sanding and clear coat

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\uap>all going well, clear coats on the week end

\uap>G

Comment by Gary Holdsworth on October 28, 2018 at 2:13am

Thanks for the kind words

Only painting the back and sides

The top is just having the US 61 signage misted on as to tie it together with the body shape

there will be plenty of wood showing through

On hold at the moment as I'm waiting on a few parts to arrive

G

Comment by t-belly johnson on October 28, 2018 at 12:31am

Are you really going to paint that body??? the wood looks superb and I`m guessing it would look really cool just polished up.

Comment by Gary Holdsworth on October 22, 2018 at 3:40am

Body has basic base paint on now still need to add the signage to the front

\uap>back and sides has a distressed crackle finish

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\uap>Not sure why the posts are not in sequence,

\uap>any advice accepted

\uap>G

Comment by Gary Holdsworth on October 22, 2018 at 2:49am

Thanks for the kind comments

\uap>A few more pics and that brings the neck up to date

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\uap>This is the wavy grain texture you get with spotted gum

\uap>Thanks for dropping by

\uap>G

Comment by Taffy Evans on October 21, 2018 at 5:55pm

Hi, looking good you clever bugger. How many are you building on this run, Ha, ha.

Taff

Comment by Gary Holdsworth on October 21, 2018 at 5:39am

Had some time tonight to add a few more pics

\uap>Don't have any of the body being chambered out but have one of the final stages of machining

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\uap>same issue with the neck only pics of the final stages of machining

\uap>

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\uap>thanks for looking in

\uap>G

Comment by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on October 21, 2018 at 5:12am

Wow looking sharp . 

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