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Brent Kasl left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Ted Thanks Looking for a supplier to make me some three string bridges with bone on top. Contacted several by no commitment I could use 3-5 and would pay your fee Let me know"
Oct 25, 2015
darryl.kernaghan commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"yes,maybe not exactly 2 in,but around that,check out my pics on my page,and others,also,you could lower your neck till flush,and just run 2 in of fret board over the top of the box,i've not dne that,but others do"
Feb 3, 2015
Brent Kasl commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"Sounds like the key is to maintain the 24.75" fret range from nut to bridge and remove board if required Have you done a cutout on top of the lid to allow about 2" of frets to overhang?"
Feb 3, 2015
darryl.kernaghan commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"quite often guys make them 18 or less frets,it does restrict margianally,but only those who are pretty  advanced players,and frets on the box lid are difficult to reach without a cutaway,unless you are a pretty good player,you won't miss…"
Feb 3, 2015
Brent Kasl commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"What is the most common scale range and by removing frets does it limit the musical range possible?"
Feb 3, 2015
darryl.kernaghan commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"that is all you have to do Brent,plus you can take more off if you want,but you lose a fret or 2"
Feb 2, 2015
Brent Kasl commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"22 frets total Overall fret board 20" length 12th fret at 12.5" from middle of nut I have about 2 1/8" blank space from last fret to end of board, maybe I can remove 2" to help on placement?"
Feb 2, 2015
darryl.kernaghan commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"with an 11 inch box,bridge about 3 5/8 from rear of box,on a 24.75 in, scale,the fret board should meet front of box around the 21 st fret,you can cut it there,or take a few frets over the box,but it sounds like you just have too many frets on your…"
Feb 1, 2015
darryl.kernaghan commented on Brent Kasl's blog post First time build
"sounds like you have an un finished f/board Brent,,try measuring from the nut position,to the 12 th fret,then double that dimension,that is where your bridge should be,any un needed fretboard can just be removed if necessary"
Feb 1, 2015
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…"
Feb 1, 2015
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…"
Feb 1, 2015
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"
Feb 1, 2015
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…"
Feb 1, 2015
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…"
Feb 1, 2015
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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 box.Is this thinking correct? Would rather not cut into top of box for first build sync most have bridge positioned about 2/3-3/4 towards box endAny guidance appreciatedBrentSee More
Feb 1, 2015
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First time build

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 3:09pm 13 Comments

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 box.
Is this thinking correct? Would rather not cut into top of box for first build sync most have bridge positioned about 2/3-3/4 towards box end
Any guidance appreciated
Brent

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At 10:49am on October 25, 2016, Ted Crocker said…

At 11:11am on October 25, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

At 2:35am on January 4, 2015, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Brent, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!

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