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Taffy Evans replied to neddy's discussion Fitting Frets in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi Neddy, Brian Q and Mark B offer good advice there. I have been through the finding the correct saw dilemma, many, many years ago, and have many, many saws to show for it. Even filing the set of the teeth down to get a good fit. Its hard to beat…"
Nov 10
BrianQ. replied to neddy's discussion Fitting Frets in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"If you use a fretting saw, you won’t need glue? I know this works for you, but I don’t recommend using a blade with potential to warp for cutting fret slots, fretting saws have more rigidity than hacksaw blades do & make tighter…"
Oct 28
neddy replied to neddy's discussion Fitting Frets in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"This is what I use"
Oct 27
neddy replied to neddy's discussion Fitting Frets in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"The fret tongue measure 0.6mm in thickness with the Barb's it goes to 1.1mm. The thickness hacksaw blade on a standard hacksaw is 0.9mm. The frets will grip when using this blade. But I also use a drop of super glue on ends. I also have a mini…"
Oct 27
MadGomer replied to neddy's discussion Fitting Frets in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"So using the hacksaw, you are basically dropping the finished frets into place rather than hammering them I assume? Curious what type of blade you use."
Oct 27
neddy added a discussion to the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
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Fitting Frets

I find it's easier to precut to length and shape ends of frets before putting them in the slots. I have also been using a hacksaw to cut the slots. I use a piece of square 1 1/2inch steel tube which I clamp on top of the frets. This ensures that all the frets are level on the flat surface of the fret board. Then I put a drop of super glue on end of each fret. This works for me.See More
Oct 27
neddy replied to neddy's discussion Fret sizes. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"The frets on my ukulele are higher than the ones on the cbg. Picture above."
Oct 18
neddy replied to neddy's discussion Fret sizes. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Oct 18
BrianQ. replied to neddy's discussion Fret sizes. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Doesn’t look like the action is too high, but the strings look like they’re in a little deep in the nut? I like to put some back angle on my necks when I’m using a fretboard, it makes a world of difference? Maybe it’s just a…"
Oct 17
neddy replied to neddy's discussion Fret sizes. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Oct 17
neddy replied to neddy's discussion Fret sizes. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I set my hieght of strings using playing cards 3 cards at nut fret and 7cards at 12th fret."
Oct 17
neddy replied to neddy's discussion Fret sizes. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
Oct 17
BrianQ. replied to neddy's discussion Fret sizes. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I’m also using a phone? Screen is same for me whether iOS or Android? Is your action high above the frets, that might be your problem, that’s why I prompted a pic, usually easier to spot the problem if we can see it? "
Oct 17
neddy replied to neddy's discussion Fret sizes. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"My frets are only 1mm high. I can't get a page up resembling the one shown I am only using my phone for internet."
Oct 17
BrianQ. replied to neddy's discussion Fret sizes. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Yes, I agree with Slim, I’m playing a cbg with string tie frets, which are way lower than 2mm with no problems? Here’s how to post a pic, like I said, it might be a set up issue? You might want to check out one of the action set up…"
Oct 17
Cigarbox Slim replied to neddy's discussion Fret sizes. in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"how long have you been playing? were you a guitar player before you started on CBG ? fret size shouldn't make that much of a difference in your ability to play a guitar. if you are new to playing guitars in general, give yourself time to be…"
Oct 17

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I like to try different strings ,box shapes and experiment with combination of strumming patterns, great feeling building your own instrument and sense of achievement.

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At 5:52pm on October 1, 2019, neddy said…
Thanks I am building two cbg s I made a stuff up with scale length and did it 26'5 inches. Found it difficult to play and kept breaking strings. I now have to make up two new fret boards and planning on a 24inch scale length. I have to remove the frets which I glued in with super glue. I see the can be removed by applying heat. I have been playing ukuleles in the past but find my fingers are getting less supple so I decided to give the cbg a go. Oh well its a challenge for me and a new interest
At 11:51am on October 1, 2019, BrianQ. said…

Welcome to the nation Neddy, plenty of build/play info located in the Resources tab, go to the Posts tab & join some groups, get to making some noise :)

 
 
 

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