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    wharf rat, they look great, nice builds.
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    Just finished this morning. #3 of 5 Christmas builds.
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    Wharf Rat, can definitely see the evolution and progression through your builds. Very very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RPMDAD View Post
    Wharf Rat, can definitely see the evolution and progression through your builds. Very very nice.
    Thank you sir. It's an addictive hobby.
    I've been searching for a sound and with each build I get a little closer. After the Christmas builds are done I'll be starting another one for myself.

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    #'s 4 and 5 of the Christmas builds. The one on the right is ready to assemble.
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    I love this guys playing and his builds.

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    #4 completed.
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    wharf rat, here is our literal 4 day primitive 3CBG build. I have noticed many flaws comparing it to your work. We didn't carve a notch out of the neck to bring the neck up level with the top of the cigar box, messed up on the nut and bridge / saddle placement, didn't glue either down, held in by string tension. I noticed on your last build how you positioned and tuned the direction of the strings, that was brilliant. Used two 1 inch and a quarter sound holes, guitar projected pretty well for totally acoustic. Guitar stays in tune relatively well in G-D-G. String action is too high, and a little buzz on the middle string. Slide sounds good trying to press and play individual notes was pretty hard. Thanks again for all you tips and info you supplied us. Hope the pictures i am trying to attach come out ok.
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    You've done well grasshopper but your journey has only just begun. I bet you're already planning your next one and looking at things around you thinking "hey, that might work". Don't be alarmed as it's just some symptoms of your new fever.

    Any flaws you desribed will work themselves out over future builds. I wouldn't even call them flaws but learning curves. The pic below should help with your string buzzing. It's just a simple alternative to string trees. Just make sure the hooks are rated for 20 or more pounds. Don't worry about glueing the bridge or nut down. The string tension is all you should need for that.

    Anyway, I give you many props for being part of your sons project. It's a fine build that you did together and nothing beats that.

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    #5 of 5 Christmas builds. I want to keep this one so bad but I already promised it to somebody else.
    Hope everybody has a great holiday.
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