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Rich Butters liked Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice.
Nov 19
Gus K replied to Bill's discussion Tuner and nut question. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Well that is a bit different as I'm assuming you are using your fingers. Many fretless players just use a slide so there is no reason to be concerned about height."
Nov 6
Bill replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"will do thanx."
Nov 6
BrianQ. replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I’m glad you’re already evolving towards advanced techniques like scarf joints & frets? better to use the right saw, frets could pop up if the blade is too wide for the fret tangs? Check the width of the fret tang against the blades…"
Nov 6
Bill replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Good idea.  I already ordered the Med. Med. fret wire.  I will try to use the files I have.  Although the dressing file looks like something I will need.  I have the scarf joint drying.  I don't have a fret saw,…"
Nov 6
BrianQ. replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hey Bill, now that’s out of the way, it’s time to level up? check this out: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7W4NdYCJCi4&list=PLQoYJG1ht92f3gcxoQ7f-m9ZXpW8gG1pO&index=5&t=0s ;"
Nov 6
Bill replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Didn't know what I was doin' just ended up there. LOL"
Nov 6
John Mark Perchalski replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Very pretty indeed! I notice you've not only adjusted your bridge for intonation, but you've also placed your string anchors so that the higher strings have successively longer placement. Might I ask where you found the information on…"
Nov 6
John Mark Perchalski liked Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice.
Nov 6
Bill replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"thanx"
Nov 6
MadGomer replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yeah, I could see you had darker fret lines where there would typically be a fret marker, that's a cool idea.  Personally I think linseed oil is a good option for you - take a look at Youtube videos etc of guys using it on gunstocks. …"
Nov 6
Bill replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I was wondering about what to put on it, i'll try the linseed oil.  Or which would be better tung or linseed oil?  It's hard to see but I used a wood burner on the the 3,5,7,9, 12.  Today I'm gonna try my hand at…"
Nov 6
MadGomer replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"You have learned well grasshopper!!  Seriously, that's a great looking piece of work, far prettier than my first one. Is that a walnut neck?  Some linseed or tung oil will be great on that if you want to finish it (just need to be…"
Nov 6
BrianQ. replied to Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"That’s a great start! The next one will blow your mind even more? "
Nov 5
BrianQ. liked Bill's discussion My first, thank you for your advice.
Nov 5
BrianQ. replied to Bill's discussion Tuner and nut question. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Sounds, like you’re building the standard fretless slider, right? Here’s the info on the whole shebang including the bridge/nut set up, just keep…"
Nov 5

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At 12:08pm on October 14, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Bill, get on over to the Resources tab for tons of build & play info? I’m sure you’re already aware of Glenn Watt & Del Puckett on YouTube? Join some groups n make some noise, we’re here for ya’, here’s something that might help you build your 1st one, cheers :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8&t=16s

 
 
 

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