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Second Build Started. Cannibal 6 String.

Posted on July 16, 2011 at 7:30pm 3 Comments

Started my second CBG. This one will be a 6 string using cannibalized parts from a cheep-o electric guitar I had in the back of the closet. Decided to start this one while the sealer on my first build was drying. I may just have to break down and buy a few tools. This is really fun.

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First Snag

Posted on July 16, 2011 at 10:16am 2 Comments

Well, ran into my first snag on my CBG build. I don't have an measuring tool with small enough markers to accurately measure and mark my fret spacing. The tape and square I have are old, the really small markers are wore off. Guess I need to buy something new. Bummer.

The work continues

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 9:31pm 0 Comments

Well, after a few cold ones as it is hot as hell here in South Louisiana I got back to it on my first CBG. Noticed a couple mistakes I have made already getting in a rush to get 'er done but nothing that cant be fixed. I got the slots cut in the box. Ruined the first box by not double checking my markings before I cut. Glad I got a bunch of boxes. Neck fits in pretty good!

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Finally started my first CBG!

Posted on July 15, 2011 at 5:21pm 3 Comments

OK, finally am getting started on my first CBG.

This one will probably be a pretty crude first attempt as it will be made with the few hand tools I have around here. Basically a coping saw, drill, and an old wood file. Got like 30 decent cigar boxes yesterday.

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At 4:40pm on July 18, 2011, William H. Bonny said…

hi steve,

keep on building them CBG's

At 2:33pm on July 15, 2011, Ted Crocker said…
Hi Steve, welcome to the Clubhouse!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is... and add yourself to the Member Map. There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

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