How to make a lap harp/psaltery /zither incl…So I decided to go a bit fancy and knocked up a psaltery and did up an instructable for it. I even made my own zither pins.
<a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Lap-Harp-Psaltery/">https://www.instructables.com/id/Lap-Harp-Psaltery/</a>DiscussionHow to make a lap harp/psaltery /zither incl…3 LikesVarnishingHi Folks
I wanted to get some advice on varnishing and finishing the neck. Up until now Ive been using standard clear varnish but I'm wondering what others use and whats best?
Looking for that real…DiscussionVarnishing2 LikesCigar Box Fiddles - Plans, ideas, tips & moreGroupCigar Box Fiddles - Plans, ideas, tips & more8 LikesSprings in the guitar? ...What gives?OK... a fella mentioned he was gonna put some old springs in his guitar... to "do whatever they may be inclined to do in there".
I decided I like this dude's style for sure, but I have no idea what m…DiscussionSprings in the guitar? ...What gives?2 LikesIntermediate building tips and tricks forumGroupIntermediate building tips and tricks forum9 LikesCardboard Dulcimer buildI've been learning a lot from several dulcimer forums on builds, styles, pups, preamps etc. Because of budget, cardboard seems to be my entry into my first build.
I've chosen to try a teardrop instea…DiscussionCardboard Dulcimer build1 LikeExperimental Things with Strings
I’m seeing the whole CBG revolution as being:
Experimental (Building on history, collaboration and…
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I Built a LEGO UkulelevideoI Built a LEGO Ukulele7 Likesachieving perfect intonationI have for some time now been building CBGs with a fret scale of 25.5 inches. I also laid out a template for fret spacing by matching it up to my acoustic Fender guitar. The old scale template came o…Discussionachieving perfect intonation1 Like
4-String - Best Open Tuning?I have a 4-string CBG that is currently tuned to open D (DADF#). I see the barre chords are easily done but am having trouble finding a C chord that isn't so high (barre is on 10th fret - correct?).…Discussion4-String - Best Open Tuning?1 LikeCBG building "hacks"We invent new tricks to make building easier and better. Often we hear about them from others or read about them here on Cigar Box Nation, or Youtube videos.
Here are a couple: I read both here on…DiscussionCBG building "hacks"10 LikesHow loud can we make it?GroupHow loud can we make it?6 LikesA correctly wrong guitarI've been thinking about correctly building a 'wrong' guitar.
This isn't to do with looks. Anything can hold a vibrating string, from the most beautiful crafted bit of wood to.. well, a bit of wood :…DiscussionA correctly wrong guitar1 LikeFret Spacing - standard and notThought it would be nice to have this all in one place.
Most dulcimers include the following frets from the chromatic (all of 'em) fingerboard:
0 2 4 5 7 9 10 11 12 - octave 1
12, 14, 16, 17, 21, 2…DiscussionFret Spacing - standard and not6 Likes