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Happy birthday Ted, have a good one

Started by darryl.kernaghan

0 Jun 27, 2017

After over a thousand instruments, I still screw up

Well, I had a serious brain fart today.  I'm making the Mini Taser Teddley Bow.  I made the one string humbucker and cut the mounting holes…

Started by Ted Crocker

7 Jun 8, 2017
Reply by Ted Smith

Hand winding a single pole Mag pup.

After several failed attempts to wind a single pole pup I could certainly use some direction. Im using 42AWG wire and breaking or burning t…

Started by Ted Smith

6 Jun 6, 2017
Reply by Ted Smith

Alternative Fretting Methods

ALTERNATIVE FRETTING METHODS for HAND-MADE GUITARS One of the hurdles new guitar makers face is fretting a neck. It seems at first glance…

Started by Wayfinder

0 Jun 5, 2017

“Landfill Harmonic” The Recycled Orchestra Of Paraguay

Landfill Harmonic – A Film About Inspiring Dreams One Note at a Time   A film teaser entitled "Landfill Harmonic" features 'The Recycled O…

Started by Ted Crocker

19 Apr 30, 2017
Reply by Peter Faris

WARNING -don't watch these vids if you ever think you'll be a guitar player. Derek Trucks at 13 & 12 & 11 years old - plus more growing up

13, I wonder what signatures are on his SG? And 12 years old - Statesboro Blues 11th birthday 31 years old

Started by Ted Crocker

8 Mar 9, 2017
Reply by darryl.kernaghan

New to this & excited about it! (Intro)

Howdy all, I stumbled across CBGs after watching Juzzie Smith videos and am very excited to get started. I am a retired soldier and now li…

Started by Randy Tipton

5 Mar 9, 2017
Reply by Gustavo Casado

bridge intonation

Why is it my acoustic guitars from big manufacturers have their bridge saddles angled one way and mine are opposite for correct intonation.…

Started by Stephen

0 Feb 17, 2017

What is the best string spacing at the nut for a four stringer?

I am making a license plate / sign guitar with the sign being 12"X 9" celebrating the Irish heritage of a friend.  The bridge I am using ca…

Started by William C. Shoemaker

2 Jan 20, 2017
Reply by Mike S

Pic Uploads

I just posted a bunch of pix from my violin build and accidentally uploaded some duplicates. Anyone know how to get rid of them?

Started by Commander_Chaos

0 Jan 15, 2017


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