"Everyone has their preference.,.,I dislike tiny fretwire unless it is on a Uke., To make life easy I use Stew-Mac #148, medium/medium for fretting, and Stew-Mac #150 widest/highest for my zero frets.,.,for fun sometimes I use the #150 for the…"
"Just by taste. Also some buy their frets for the ease of nipping and installing like the low narrow frets; they are easier to nip than wide jumbo frets.
I buy gold medium frets when going all gold hardware, even the nut is polished brass.
Sorry if this has been covered 1000 times before but I was unable to quickly find a discussion on this. Anyhoo <sic>, I was looking into purchasing fret wire for a project but realized that they come in SO many widths and depths...how does one determine which one to use for what?See More
"One of my current projects is to attempt to recreate this harp, just based off the pictures. Here's hoping it'll look / sound as good, when I finally finish it. (Here's hoping I'll actually finish this within the next…"
"Jeffrey, I scored big time on some white Corian to make nuts if you are interested. I pulled about 12 feet out of the trash at a company that builds cabinets. What I like about using the Corian is that I can file it after installing it…"
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I have an interest in woodworking and a desire to make inexpensive instruments for lower income families. CBG's look relatively easy to put together, easily customized, and cheap to get the parts. Plus, I just love folk instruments, and have an interest in clowning and thought something like this would go well with a hobo clown character.
Jeffrey, I scored big time on some white Corian to make nuts if you are interested. I pulled about 12 feet out of the trash at a company that builds cabinets. What I like about using the Corian is that I can file it after installing it and fine tune my action. I cut it on a chop saw or you can use a hand saw. Let me know and I'll drop you off a chunk next time I'm over in Stage Coach
Just got time to go over my page and take a peek at what else is on this site. I think I'll have plenty of folks to get good info from. Have you been playing a CBG long? I've never played one and sucked at slide guitar on my six string. Hoping less strings will help.
Hi Jeffrey. Sorry I didn't see your post. We were travelling but now at home. Nice to know there is someone else with the same interests living nearby. I can't make up my mind on building a 3-string or a 4-string so I think I'll build both. Always looking for advice and input.