"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…"
"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.
"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…"
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
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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
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
"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…"