Just thought I would share a couple of pics of the build I'm currently working on. I'm really liking this Tabak box. I like how deep it is and how thick the wood is on all side pieces. I'm also a…Continue
"You really just need it wide enough to accommodate the overall string width and the correct height for your desired action. I initially make mine all a bit high and then will adjust them during setup (sand bottom and/or file deeper string…"
"I've used CA glue on mahogany and walnut guitar bodies and it does make an excellent grain filler; I apply with a razor blade FWIW. CA glue also works extremely well to drop fill a ding.
With CBG's though, I'm never…"
I highly suggest doing exactly that. I now build all of mine with the fretboard 1/4" above the top of the box AND with a neck tilt (1/8 - 1/4" higher at the bridge end of the box). This gives your picking hand a lot of…"
"From Popular Woodworking:
The wood we know as poplar has many common names, such as tulip poplar, yellow poplar, tulipwood, yellow tulipwood, tulip tree, whitewood and canoewood. The “tulip” part of these names comes from the tulip-like…"
"JMO, but it would be easier to build a completely new neck.
If I remember correctly the bridge on this guitar is almost at the very end of the box. If that's true then you won't be able to increase the scale length of the neck…"
"I've never had an issue with the fret spacing produced from that website. I do have to make sure my printer's preferences are set to 'actual size' else it will scale the PDF to fit the page and everything will be out of…"
"Unfortunately, correct nut position is EXTREMELY important. I would probably just ditch the bolt and go with a traditional style nut. Corian is a good material, you can get samples for free at Home Depot and it comes in just about any…"
"I might be 100% wrong, but to my eye it appears the nut might not be in the correct position. The spacing btw the nut and 1st fret needs to be measured where the string leaves contact with the nut. When using a threaded rod, or any other…"
"Not in my opinion. 1.5" is plenty wide for a 4 string. A typical 6 string guitar is only 42mm (~1.65") at the nut. With a 3/8" spacing, the strings will be wider at the nut than that of a 6 string guitar and only a…"