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Brent Kasl commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"My terminology may not be correct 22 frets Fretboard length is 20" and I do have a blank space from last fret to end of board of 2 1/8" Removing last 2" would allow the fretboard to come up to start of box for a 9 1/4" box which…"
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Ted Crocker commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"Something doesn't sound right about the measurements.  It seems strange that the bridge be located 3" from the end of the fretboard.  How many frets?  Measure from the nut to the 12th fret and double that, THAT is your scale…"
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Brent Kasl commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"That is assuming I would have to remove hinges from lid for box top cutout as I don't think it would clear hinged"
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Brent Kasl commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"Yes I did purchase one walnut with frets and one cherry without. The cherry is a build I had planned for my son since he plays bass professionally and frets don't help him. If it ends up around middle with an 11" wide box, any concerns…"
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Ted Crocker commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"Hi Brent, I usually determine where I want the bridge first, then make the neck based on scale length (nut to bridge distance).  Are you using frets?  Although I prefer the bridge about a third of the way from the edge, if yours is in the…"
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Brent Kasl posted a blog post

First time build

I have ideas on what to build, just need to verify bridge to bridge length.I have a 24.75" scale, which I understand will be length between bridges, however ,y box width us 11" which puts bridge in middle of box and 2-3" of fretboard overhang onto…See More
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Jim "Jimbo's" Burt posted photos
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Gregory E. Payne posted a status
"Finished my first Pick up 7,134 winds, 5 K Ohms by my non calibrated 40 year old Simpson. Wrapped with Bakers twine, as in the old days."
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Gregory E. Payne posted photos
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Graham 'fingers' Alibone joined B Tal's group

festival ideas

Please add any ideas , suggestions you have for starting/organizing a handmade music fest.
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martin baker commented on martin baker's photo

spool clamps

"Yeah, I want to try some other shape hollow bodies."
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jim commented on RIGuitars's video
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jim commented on martin baker's photo

spool clamps

"Very nice! Looks like you have some plans...."
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Harrison Withers commented on Harrison Withers's photo


"Yep DGBE tenor, though I like it in DGBD too"
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mr2kewl commented on Harrison Withers's photo


"a true tenor. nice!!"
22 hours ago
Mark Melchior posted a photo

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King Bee before pick-up install... face is not glued yet.
Mark Lillo commented on Harrison Withers's photo


"Nice work Harri."
Harrison Withers commented on Harrison Withers's photo
Bruce Avery joined Daniel Sharman's group

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    Cigar Box Guitar ~ THE MOVIE ~ Details Here

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