Joshua Amy
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Neat and professional

Started this discussion. Last reply by Uncle John Jan 24. 7 Replies

My question is this- how do some of yalls final guitars look so neat and professional? I’m still trying to figure out the correct order so I don’t get everything messy. Inevitably, no matter how long…Continue

Tags: finishing, stain, Paint

Soldering Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Amy Jan 20. 5 Replies

Im on my 5th build. As of now I have been using pre-wired pickups I’ve gotten off of cbgitty. I bought some black humbucker type pickups and a three way pickup KMISE harness. The harness is wired…Continue

Tags: pickups, wiring, Soldering

Finally finished!- 1st build

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joshua Amy Dec 5, 2018. 7 Replies

So here is my first build.  I had be looking around all over the internet…Continue

Tags: question, problem, build, first

 

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Feb 2
Uncle John replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Neat and professional
"The neat an professional thing takes care, time, good materials and finishes and some know how.  Youtube and CBN can provide a lot of know how.  I have tried to do a couple of those neat and professional woodworker looking builds. …"
Jan 24
Uncle John replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Neat and professional
"I certainly do not know."
Jan 24
Jerry Jordan replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Neat and professional
"When I started building CBG's in multiples I had a build partner.,.,I supplied the tools and work space.,the other guy paid for half the parts.,.,usually.,we would build instruments at the same time, but his always came out looking more…"
Jan 23
Tom T replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Neat and professional
"I guess it's in the eyes of the builder. Slick, shiny CBGs can be built by anyone who works at it. It's a matter of perfecting your various techniques. That comes with build volume and changing your threshold of "acceptable".…"
Jan 23
Timothy Hunter replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Neat and professional
"sanding.. lots of sanding.. then more sanding with finer sandpaper.....  did i mention that sanding is important??"
Jan 23
Taffy Evans replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Neat and professional
"Sorry it's me again. Im a firm believer in that first impressions count. So the first thing a customer experiences in an instrument is the visual attraction. The next thing they want to do is try it, that's when the sound will sell the…"
Jan 23
Cause the Blue rat replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Neat and professional
"Photo shop. :) just kidding. Like anything else worth doing it takes time and practice. Besides you shouldn't judge a CBG on how it looks. How it sounds is so much more important. "
Jan 23
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Neat and professional

My question is this- how do some of yalls final guitars look so neat and professional? I’m still trying to figure out the correct order so I don’t get everything messy. Inevitably, no matter how long I have let stain set or paint dry it always gets somewhere it’s not supposed to on the guitar- fretboard to neck or vice versa. Any advice to get your neck to have that factory polish or overall look compared to subpar stain and raggedy look?See More
Jan 22
Joshua Amy replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Soldering Help
"Thanks a lot for the quick responses.  I will try it out after work today!"
Jan 20
Timothy Hunter replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Soldering Help
"your selector switch looks like this one. the lead soldered to the switch is the output. solder the grounds of the humbuckers to the same lug the output shield is soldered to. then solder the hot lead from one pickup to the left side lug and the…"
Jan 19
Joshua Amy replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Soldering Help
"I attached the pictures to the original post as well as this post. IMG_4216.jpg IMG_4214.jpg"
Jan 18
Korrigan replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Soldering Help
"The braided wire is ground and the coated wire is hot."
Jan 18
BrianQ. replied to Joshua Amy's discussion Soldering Help
"Picture?"
Jan 18
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Soldering Help

Im on my 5th build. As of now I have been using pre-wired pickups I’ve gotten off of cbgitty. I bought some black humbucker type pickups and a three way pickup KMISE harness. The harness is wired together. I need help on where to solder the pickups to the harness. Yes I’ve looked all over for diagrams but it’s all confusing. The pickups are the FOXNOVO professional sealed humbuckers. They have one wired (one is black and the other pickup has a red one) inside the wire is a braided wired and…See More
Jan 18

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At 5:41pm on December 4, 2018, BrianQ. said…

Welcome Joshua, glad you made it 

 
 
 

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