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Offset Guitar Necks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly Jul 4. 6 Replies

So here's the thing, I have this cool idea with the neck of my guitar not running down the middle of the box. Instead, if you're looking at it from a birds eye view, the neck of the CBG will run down…Continue

 

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Jeff 'Bones' Reilly replied to Aidan Gunter's discussion Offset Guitar Necks
"That's how I build mine I don't find any difference between the two but I fine it looks nicer and feels better to play in my opinion.looking good ."
Jul 4
Taffy Evans replied to Aidan Gunter's discussion Offset Guitar Necks
"Hey Kigar, build another one with the bridge in the middle and let us know, ha ha. I dought much difference would be noticed. Taff"
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Kigar replied to Aidan Gunter's discussion Offset Guitar Necks
"This uke turned out nice I think, it sounds great in my opinion (slightly biased!) who knows how different it would sound centered though. "
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Taffy Evans replied to Aidan Gunter's discussion Offset Guitar Necks
"Hi again, I agree with the no rules thing, but I would think that applies to any musical instrument, not just cbgs. There are luthiers pushing the boundaries all the time, but there are guidelines [if one doesn't like word rules] that they…"
Jul 4
Tom T replied to Aidan Gunter's discussion Offset Guitar Necks
"The beauty of CBG building is that "there are no rules" and you can try anything you want. One member of the board, Wayfinder, built a really cool guitar with the neck running diagonally from the left to the right side of the box. It came…"
Jul 4
Taffy Evans replied to Aidan Gunter's discussion Offset Guitar Necks
"Hi Aidan, yes with all other things being correct. This I would think will also put the bridge on the side of the soundboard/top too. Not the ideal location for effectively driving the top to vibrate. You can still put the sound hole to one side,…"
Jul 4
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Offset Guitar Necks

So here's the thing, I have this cool idea with the neck of my guitar not running down the middle of the box. Instead, if you're looking at it from a birds eye view, the neck of the CBG will run down the box way more pushed over to the left side. Then on the right side, I intend to put a larger two or three inch sound hole. There will be transducer pickups inside it so I can plug it into an amp, but my question is if the acoustic sound quality will be diminished by the neck being pushed off to…See More
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
I found it online because I want to build one.
How many instruments have you built so far?
none
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I find the musicality of them to be whimsical. They have fewer strings than most other instruments but that does not diminish the instrument of its ear pleasing nature.

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