So I was going to build a guitar for my daughter.. And panicked.. Argh!! I want it to be just perfect. What if it was just.. Well.. Crap.. Useless.. Unplayable? 

See I had never built a neck before, and although I'm a 'jump right in' kind of guy I wasn't even sure what glue to use. So I needed a practice. 

A close friend of mine (let's call her C.F.) has done me one huge life altering favour for the last year and I thought it would be nice to build her a CBG as a way of thanks. I figured, OK, go for it.

I got a box, I have some wood, let's get stuck in.

So here's some photos of the result and a bit of the crafty stuff.

A bit of glue and clamps

A bit of fret work

Skip to day 2 (and an extra crazy afternoon in between) and here's the results..

think the C and F holes were not as good a result as I had hoped for but it was a good idea, just badly executed. But considering it is her initials, she absolutely loves it. 

Neck to body came out really nice with this one, but I should have spent more time sanding the wood to a proper surface before final finish.

Time for my daughter's build? Not quite, I only have wood for a short scale instrument. Oh well.. At least this will be a bit more practice. And a reason to have another day of beer and sharp tools. 

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Comment by Fomhorach on April 11, 2016 at 4:13pm

I tend to just call them all guitars. Even if it's a tiny scale guitar with 4 strings :)

After measuring up I found that I had enough bits for a 20" scale thing. So I'm gonna build it for practice and figure out what to do with it later. 

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Comment by Lane Martin on April 11, 2016 at 12:49pm


"Only enough for a short scale"? You mean just enough for a ukulele. And then a guitar after you get more lumber. ;)

Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2016 at 4:06pm

Looks good.

Comment by Fomhorach on April 9, 2016 at 2:44am

Thanks guys

Comment by Murdoc_420 on April 9, 2016 at 2:25am

A C AND an F hole? Why I never!  :D

Nice touch, looks good.

Comment by the anonymous pick on April 8, 2016 at 10:22pm

that  looks  mighty  fine  .  be  proud  . ;-)

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