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the anonymous pick replied to Jim Codog's discussion Yardstick Fretboards in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"QUESTION  #1-  less than 1.5" width f board is fine for a slider guitar . Actually,  it is even better ,as it avoids  neck knock (slide clunking )  on the edge of the neck .  just center it and that  lil space…"
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Jim Codog replied to Jim Codog's discussion Yardstick Fretboards in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Thanks Taffy. My basic understanding is along what you are saying. I have heard that you need to use Jumbo wire for the zero fret if you go that way. I think my first will be a medium size bolt. Thanks."
6 hours ago
Taffy Evans replied to Jim Codog's discussion Yardstick Fretboards in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Jim, in my experience a higher bridge gives better volume, and leaves room to adjust action heights if need be, and a better break angle off the back of the bridge. Raising the fingerboard will raise the bridge height. A zero fret may put the…"
6 hours ago
Jim Codog replied to Jim Codog's discussion Yardstick Fretboards in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Follow up question.....for the nut, again for a slide, was going to go simple with a bolt but Del and others saying Zero Nut is the way to go. But maybe those comments are more for fretted."
11 hours ago
Jim Codog added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Yardstick Fretboards

Hi guys,Working on my first build. Will be a slide at 25.5" , dual piezo pickups, basic poplar neck and following Del's basic build.I watched Del videos and I see he uses a lot of Home Depot and Lowes yard sticks for raised fret boards. But the ones that I see from those stores are all a bit narrower than the 1.5" width of the neck. QuestionsAny idea how is he dealing with the less than 1.5" width?If first build is a slide should I just keep the surface of the neck even with the top of the box…See More
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Jim Codog replied to Jim Codog's discussion Fretted.... in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes MadGomer, I will build em 1 at a time. Makes sense and now I have a buddy, that is a very good guitar player, hooked after send him a Mike Snowden 3 String Thursday video. He is ordering a super nice Resonator. I expect he will be able to find…"
Nov 20
Jim Codog replied to Jim Codog's discussion Fretted.... in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Ok...sounds like staying with Chromatic is one less new idea to add to the mix and will aslo go along with my basic 6 string training.  Ya for my fretted neck I see that I will need to build it up.  "
Nov 20
MadGomer replied to Jim Codog's discussion Fretted.... in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Diatonic (dulcimer) tuning is great on a dulcimer or strumstick but obviously limits the songs you can play. I'd stick with chromatic for a guitar but as always, no rules. My main suggestion is to build one at a time while you are learning what…"
Nov 20
Tim Pannabecker replied to Jim Codog's discussion Fretted.... in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Jim,  most videos and articles teach how to play or build a GDG three string tuning, chrono if building a guitar (typically). btw many cbg use 1x2”, plus fretboard, maybe even some layers of hardwood in the neck.  Where as the…"
Nov 19
Taffy Evans replied to Jim Codog's discussion Fretted.... in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Jim, I'll focus on one of your questions re scale length. The scale length I use is often governed by the size [length] of the box. If buying a premade neck might be good to know what size box you are going to use.   If I'm looking…"
Nov 19
Jim Codog added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Fretted....

Hey folks,So I am about to start work on my 1st CBG! Ordering parts now and will start in early Dec when back from a vacation. I have 4 that I want to build right off. That would be: Non-Fretted slide, Fretted, License Plate and a Resonator.  Already planning building for family and friends. As I watch vids and look at online pics of awesome instruments, I am seeing that fretted generally sit above the top of the box lid by about 1/4 in. I definitely want to move into my own fretting quickly…See More
Nov 19
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Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101

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
Nov 19
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Nov 19
Jim Codog commented on Old Lowe's group TEXAS HOME
"New to it all here in Dallas. I heard at Harbor Freight from the manager that there was someone else in the store for CBG building materials and tools just a few days before me. Said there was a local group that got together.  I play 100 year…"
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Wanted to learn to play guitar for years. CBG caught my attention as an entry. Love the Blues!

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At 11:39am on October 11, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Jim, plenty of build plans/ play info in the Resources tab, join some groups too? Here’s a video of how to build a simple cbg, hope this helps :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzvfyOizV8&t=10s

 
 
 

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