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Started this discussion. Last reply by gary herget Sep 13. 2 Replies

For the past month I've been working on my fourth and fifth guitars. I've been making them for my daughters. They are young but enthusiastic about it and they both wanted to paint theirs, in their…Continue

Fret size

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan Sep 11. 2 Replies

So I've made five cbgs so far and I'm really wanting to try frets on my next build. I still want to be able to play slide with the frets so I'm wondering what fret size to get to start experimenting…Continue

Guitar scale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Jun 11. 1 Reply

I have a 6 and 9 year old who each want their own cbg. Can anyone give me any ideas on scale.

Input jacks

Started this discussion. Last reply by JL Jun 11. 4 Replies

What is the difference between mono and stereo jacks ?

 

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"You're a great Dad, take lots of pics."
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"good stuff , the kids will have a hoot  with them   , and the  pride of  involvement in its creation  ;-)"
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Korrigan replied to Christopher's discussion Kids
"That's awesome Christopher! Here's a little tip for you. Get them each a clip on tuner and teach them how to tune as their very first lesson. If you don't you are going to spend a lot of time tuning guitars or listening…"
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For the past month I've been working on my fourth and fifth guitars. I've been making them for my daughters. They are young but enthusiastic about it and they both wanted to paint theirs, in their own style. My arrangement was this: I get to design and make the guitar and you can't paint it however you like. For both of them, I used Oliva boxes, sanded them down, prepped and primed each box and the girls just started painting them tonight. It's kinda exciting to be creatively collaborating and…See More
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Jerry Jordan replied to Christopher's discussion Fret size
"I too prefer large frets for personal builds.,,.but for the guits I build to sell I use Stew-mac #148 medium/medium for the frets and #150 highest/widest for my zero fret.,.,works for me."
Sep 11
ChickenboneJohn replied to Christopher's discussion Fret size
"Fret size doesn't really make a huge difference in terms of playability, but I find wider fretwire easier to install, so most of our guitars use medium or jumbo fretwire (2-2.5mm wide), and I also like the Van Gent super jumbo (about 2.7mm…"
Sep 10

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Working with wood, first of all and the reclamation of different materials to make a unique instrument and wanting to perfect that.

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