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Setting the right neck angle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Dobbs Sep 5, 2018. 6 Replies

I’m wanting to make my CBG more playable. So I’m wondering about getting the right neck angle to accomplish this. But I don’t know how to accomplish this ! Any help from the community would help me…Continue

 

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Andy Dobbs replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Tuning ptoblem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Take a picture of the bridge you are using. That would help."
Feb 10
Andy Dobbs replied to Arthur Payne's discussion Tuning ptoblem in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Here’s a good video to watch. https://youtu.be/Y6pE6E7iuvI"
Feb 10
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"I would like to learn more about using metal angle iron for CBG nuts. Any ideas"
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Andy Dobbs replied to Kurt Oravetz's discussion fret wire and fret saw thickness in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I also got my saw from C.B. Getty. It’s has worked fine. Jim Brown is right, a mitre box is worth getting ! My slots were erratic freehand. If not a mitre box a square block of wood to keep your saw perpendicular. The less your blade is moving…"
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Andy Dobbs replied to Andy Dobbs's discussion Setting the right neck angle
"Thanks Will ! Good advice."
Sep 5, 2018
Will King replied to Andy Dobbs's discussion Setting the right neck angle
"I angle my necks down about 1 degree for a small box and 3 degrees for a long box like a King B. When I make ukulele banjos with the pete 1 skin on an Acid box, I use 3 degrees, so I can use a regular 5/8 inch banjo bridge."
Sep 5, 2018
Taffy Evans replied to Andy Dobbs's discussion Setting the right neck angle
"Yep Chickenbonejohn is spot on, that's what I do too.  Taff"
Sep 3, 2018
Andy Dobbs replied to Andy Dobbs's discussion Setting the right neck angle
"Thanks Chickenbone !! Simple is better."
Sep 3, 2018
ChickenboneJohn replied to Andy Dobbs's discussion Setting the right neck angle
"You don't necessarily need neck angle, the important thing is to fit the neck so that the fretboard is well above the top of the guitar, then it will give you enough height at the bridge to get the action as low as you want it and will give oyu…"
Sep 3, 2018
darryl kernaghan replied to Andy Dobbs's discussion Setting the right neck angle
"A lot depends on the method you use to mount the neck Andy, if it is a stick through neck, you just need to raise the tail a little inside the box, or if it is a bolt on neck, you need to angle either the neck pocket, or the underside of the neck…"
Sep 2, 2018
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Setting the right neck angle

I’m wanting to make my CBG more playable. So I’m wondering about getting the right neck angle to accomplish this. But I don’t know how to accomplish this ! Any help from the community would help me tremendously ! Thanks !
Sep 2, 2018
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"Very nice !!"
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This group is for discussing the basics of CBG building for newer builders - where to start, what to do, common pitfalls, tips and techniques.Keep in mind that new builders can find other great informative articles on CBG building, as well as most of the parts you'll need, over at C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply!See More
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The history and the the whole vibe of being able to be so creative in building something so personal. And repurposing everyday objects and incorporating them to my guitar. I'm hooked !'

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