Hello everyone. I just recently finished my first 4 string CBG build, You can see the uploaded photos my page for reference. Overall I think the project went well for a first build, however...I've…Continue
"Quote " The problem I'm running into is fretting the strings closer to the nut causes them to run sharp"
Because the Nut / Nut Slots are TOO high so when you press a sting on frets 1 -5 you are actually bending the string causing it…"
"Ken, in addition to what Titch said about the nut height I would check the fret measurements for the scale to confirm the frets are in the correct location for the scale. I had to replace a bolt with a corian nut that I tapered to get…"
"Hard to tell at this angle but it looks like the nut is set with the bolt against where a standard nut would go so the string break point is roughly half the width of the bolt out. Either trim the fretboard so the strings last point of contact is…"
"A taller nut would make the problem worse since you would need to press the string down even farther causing it to go even more sharp. But if you are setting it up with high action in order to play slide I think the compromise is having to have less…"
Hello everyone. I just recently finished my first 4 string CBG build, You can see the uploaded photos my page for reference. Overall I think the project went well for a first build, however...I've attempted to set up the string height for both slide and fretting, and with the floating bridge, I've gotten the harmonic intonation correct at the 12 fret. The problem I'm running into is fretting the strings closer to the nut causes them to run sharp, while fretting closer to the bridge runs…See More
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The creativity behind the builds. I have been playing guitar for 25 years, and want to work towards building my own full size guitars. This seems to be a great jumping off point for learning fretwork, neck building, and customization.
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