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"Hey Kent, l love that sound hole (the ghouls mouth idea) I stuck matchbooks on a cbg neck using mod Podge it's great stuff. Cheers Phil"
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"Thanks for the comment Dave, regarding how she sounds I will let know when I get to play it, this is my first 4 string instrument so I'm in unchartered territory. Any tips/advice greatly appreciated."
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Latest addition to the ever growing collection along with a stomp box made from a empty sherry box.
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"Hey Uncle that was wonderful and as for the guitar woo eeee."
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fret marker ideas

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 4:06am 11 Comments

Good morning all, I have started working on my next 3 string guitar and I have decided on a fretless neck, the last fretless neck I constructed I scorched the fret markers with a hot wire but found the scorch marks spread into the grain making the finished article look a bit untidy. Has any other members got any ideas they would like to share on method and materials used.  Cheers Phil

CBG project

Posted on October 13, 2018 at 3:45pm 4 Comments

Planning my next cbg project any cool design ideas out there, do springs make a difference inside the box, art work, embellishments etc etc. Cheers and keep chugging.

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At 6:47am on January 19, 2019, Dave Lynas said…

Hi Philip. Thanks for the friending.. i’ve Made fret markings in many ways. Wood burning can work good. I just got a great CBG from Vern Hallet with burned markings. He notched the fret positions first in about 1/16 wide, then burned in the groove. It’s a hard Maple neck.

i like to spray paint the markings. I mask off the board leaving spaces at the marks. About 1/16. Then spray lightly with Rustoleum in a color that contrasts the fretboard. I sometimes use two colors for a gradient line. Like white and red. I usually stripe my fretboards. I mask off the board leaving 1,3,5,7,9,11 etc. open and color the openings with a color that relates to my box and makes a good background for the MOP dots.

as far as springs go, i’ve Not tryed that yet. Others have had some success. I think they might rattle if they touch the box wood like a snare drum. I like a clean sound so I avoid rattles. Your Boneshaker might like a rattle. I bet it has good sustain. Keep on makin those cool guits Philip..

At 9:37pm on January 18, 2019, Dave Lynas said…

I like that Bone shaker Philip. Does it? Looks Wicked.

 
 
 

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