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F hole placement?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Alan Stevens Dec 22, 2009. 5 Replies

Looking at violins, I see that the f-holes are usually around the saddle, but on CBGs, they tend to be more toward the neck. Any ideas about how it might affect the sound to place f-holes kinda on…Continue

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From cheap Target electric ... making a CBG?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Corey Dec 9, 2009. 13 Replies

So a neighbor boy GAVE me his ill-treated, never used "First Stage" brand (like sold at Target) electric guitar, something of a Telecaster knock-off. It's been gathering dust because I have good…Continue

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2nd build - the "Pete" model

Posted on January 12, 2010 at 12:07am 5 Comments

Over the Christmas break, my dad (Pete) and I made a nice little CBG out of a big box. It's a LOUD through-neck four string, 25 inch scale with a tapered neck, four-barrel carburetor, power-matic transmission and a cold six-pack built in (just kidding about those last few). The neck is made from 3 oak boards glued together to make one deep board, then carved out… Continue

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At 4:39am on December 20, 2009, Dianne Woods said…
Thank you Corey. I am trying.
At 2:25am on December 20, 2009, Keni Lee Burgess said…
Thank you for your comment about Jimmy Millinchuk's CBG build. He is a professional guitar builder. Two of his clients include Sting and Springsteen. The CBG is actually a minature guitar. The top is cedar and traditional braced. It is very easy to play and rings forever. Happy Holidays. Enjoy.
At 1:40am on December 16, 2009, HENRY LOWMAN said…
...we're on our way to dimension 9...
At 10:51pm on December 15, 2009, bairfoot cajun said…
that shoebox build sounds good corey thanks fer the comment. i have a video of that guitar on my page if ya would like to hear it.look for the one called little martha,my version. its on my 3rd page of videos,you have to go to my page scroll down to my videos, hit the link that says view all, then go to page 3 of my videos yep. thanks again.
At 3:57pm on December 15, 2009, Jim Mitchell said…
Hey Man nice place you have here I see you have been very busy.... Cool...
At 6:56am on December 12, 2009, Tres Seaver said…
I think of comment wall stuff is mostly "social", where the discussion stuff is likely to be more "informational" -- really a matter of opinion, likely.
At 5:26am on December 12, 2009, David L. said…
Hi Corey,
Thank you for the friend invite.
At 10:50am on December 9, 2009, Wes "I'm Baaaaack" Yates said…
I agree with Diamondback. Double length not depth. Prolly would make the box harder to hold and thus play. I have seen double-boxes before and most all are double length (end-on-end). Haven't made one tho.

At 10:27am on December 9, 2009, Diamondback Guitar Shop said…
Howdy Corey! Welcome to the Nation!

As to your double depth question, I would say it's true that it adds to the sound. I was thinking that somebody had tested this theory but when I found the picture it was double long not deep. Let me know how this turns out if you try it. I'm actually alittle interested myself. If you have anymore questions gimme a holler!

Best wishes,
At 6:25pm on December 7, 2009, David L. said…
Hi Corey,
I like the first one I made most of all and play it in preference to all my other "proper" guitars. I struck lucky on using the right thickness of wood for the neck pocket so the fretboard sits slightly higher than the top of the box meaning I can get a nice low string action. Added to that I use 8 gauge strings which are real easy on the fingers. The Dimaggio minihumbucker sounds great through an anp and is coil tapped for series/parallel via a push/pull volume pot.
Each time I make a box guitar I try something different either with the style/finishing or the electrics - next will be a 10 string or a mandolin box guitar I think, also I am keen to try the paint flip effect you can get on cars (where the colour changes depending upon the viewing angle).

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