I am making a guitar for a friend form a 1930s tin they have supplied, and I do not want to cut into the top and spoil it, the tin is 12 inches long. My question is how my frets to use, 15 of 18? 18 will make the neck quite long, any advice? I have marked the bridge position (wrong way round) for both options.IMG_20181206_200247%5B1096%5D.jpg

Views: 86

Comment

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by BrianQ. on December 6, 2018 at 7:37pm

Yea, it’s got some great graphics, better to show it all?

Comment by David Bowes on December 6, 2018 at 6:59pm

Brian, thanks for the advice, I am trying not to obscure/ damage the top of the tin. I was going for a 25.5 sale, but as you have suggested will try different scale length templates to see where the 15the and 18th frets lay.

Comment by BrianQ. on December 6, 2018 at 3:55pm

What’s your scale length? You could make a template of the fret placement & lay it on the neck to see where the 15th & 18th lay? Or you could glue a fretboard on top of the neck that will sit atop the box without cutting into it? 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jCn3hkJfMK4

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

 

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Soldering Help

Started by Joshua Amy in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Joshua Amy 8 hours ago. 3 Replies

Fret board Length

Started by Tim Castagnola in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Daniel Walter on Wednesday. 18 Replies

Internal resonator question.

Started by Paul Stephen Eklund in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Andries D. EKER on Monday. 13 Replies

VIDEO & PICS: Reso Bass by Jason Mills of Highwood Guitars

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Timothy Hunter on Monday. 17 Replies

Neck length?

Started by John E Curley in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Christopher G Daniels on Monday. 10 Replies

Volume/tone knobs

Started by Brent Kasl in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick on Monday. 1 Reply

VIDEO & PICS: Daniel Hulbert's Double Neck Ukulele

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Rob Uker on Monday. 2 Replies

Blog Posts

CBG FESTIVALS

Posted by Allen on January 12, 2019 at 11:47am 4 Comments

Homemade Cigar Box Guitar Pickups

Posted by BeetleJuice! on January 10, 2019 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

The long and winding road

Posted by Will Carter on December 28, 2018 at 8:35am 2 Comments

Latest Activity

Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked Dave Lynas's photo
5 minutes ago
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson commented on Dave Lynas's photo
Thumbnail

Chicken for Tony

"That one's got attitude! ~~ Don't mess with my hens lol"
6 minutes ago
Termoking liked Scott Hersch's photo
6 minutes ago
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked Mike Willmouth's photo
7 minutes ago
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson liked Mike Willmouth's photo
8 minutes ago
Gerald Schwenke commented on Taffy Evans's video
Thumbnail

Full acoustic

"That was great. Love the sound. Awesome build and some really good playing as well. I am still…"
25 minutes ago
BrianQ. liked Downtown Vinnie's video
29 minutes ago
BrianQ. liked Derek Rose's video
31 minutes ago
Gerald Schwenke updated their profile
40 minutes ago
Philip Hopper left a comment for Dave Lynas
"This is my first friend request and what a honour, thanks Dave."
45 minutes ago
Philip Hopper and Dave Lynas are now friends
49 minutes ago
Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson commented on Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson's video
Thumbnail

Winter's Coming

"AGP # I'm sending you a message Mate."
55 minutes ago

Music

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://api.ning.com/files/Stym6V-ACBaiDP5ilIPA6bJ3rn0ZdlI1EwGHWgROvEkwiCCaNgzJRcZTZH8OGkV3fvK-NboXjThXltWFbcihM-jI4Mwz5SV3/scrollup_icon.png") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->