"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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
"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…"
"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? "
"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…"
"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…"
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