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    Quote Originally Posted by wharf rat View Post
    #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.
    wharf rat as always great build very nice work, and am just starting to get a sense of how much work and the time involved you put in to each one.. Just learned accidently my SIL bought me a $50.. gift cert at cbgitty for Christmas, so my second build will be coming up soon.
    Hope you and yours have great holidays and i am sure i will be asking you some questions on the 2nd build, and picking your brain some. Thanks again for all the info. on the first build you were a great help.
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    Thank you sir.

    I hate to let it go but it's for a neighbor so I'll get to see and play it. If you see that style of Punch box, grab it. They sound great.

    Hey, lucky you. $50 in Gitty bucks. Nice!

    Anytime with the help. I have someone who lets me pick their brain and I"m still doing it.

    Been working on a 4 string over the last few months for myself. With the Christmas builds done, I can concentrate on it and playing a bit more.

    Magnetic pickups are next.

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    A gift to myself.
    Fretted 4 string with magnetic pickup and volume control.
    Finished on Christmas day.
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    wharf rat great build, i bet there will be a big difference between the piezo pu, and the magnetic pu. Looks beautiful. Like i had mentioned before S.I.L. gave me a $50.00 gift certificate from cbgitty for Christmas, also got a base model cbgitty cbg guitar build kit,, came with a Romeo and Julieta cigar box. Meanwhile sonster and i were at a friends house today, and were telling him about the cigar box build. He says oh i have an old cigar box around here you can have, and brings out the mother of all cigar boxes i have seen yet. A Macanudo Cabinet Selection 2000 box, it is beautiful and measures 12.5 inchches by 10 inches by 4 inches deep. I definitely want to get a lot more experience before i even think about working on that one.
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    That's a coveted box in the CBG world you have there. Looking forward to seeing your builds. That kit should spell it out pretty well.

    I'm in a whole new place with this last one. Total control of my sound. The peizos have their place but mags are it.
    This one's a Harrison Art Deco.

    The way a friend puts it: "A Harrison pickup sounds like it was wrapped in oilskin and buried at the crossroads at midnight during a full moon, sometime around 1938, then dug up by an old hounddog and dumped in your git... in other words, it sounds purty darn good."

    I couldn't agree more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wharf rat View Post
    A gift to myself.
    Fretted 4 string with magnetic pickup and volume control.
    Finished on Christmas day.
    wharf rat, looking at your 4 string cbg son, and i had a question. We were under the impression you glued the neck to the bottom of the cigar box lid. Not sure how you mounted the pickup. went to
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    and looked at the pickup and not sure how it mounts between the bottom of the box lid with ehe neck being glued on to the bottom of the lid. I like the way you adjusted the string tree on the 4 string vs the way you do it on your 3 stringers.
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    Notice the notch?
    I don't glue the neck to the lid anymore. My first few I did but this is one of those no rules thing. More important for the acoustic side of things but in general I feel it kills the sound.
    I'll glue it where it runs through the top and bottom of the box on the sides. The back of the 4 string neck was glued to the bottom of the box but it just worked out that I could do it like that.
    Actually, I don't even like the lid touching the neck except at the very top and bottom where it enters and or exits. I use corner and side blocks to secure the lid.
    The curvy pieces you see were already in the box. Cigar dividers.

    You're most likely doing a neck through. The second pic is what you want along with a notch for the pup.
    Notice in the 3rd pic the small gap between the neck and lid. That's what I prefer.
    With all that said, I've played plenty of glued neck to lids that sound great in their own way.
    No Rules. That's what I love about this stuff.
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    Back to the basics. A simple weekend build.
    Haven't had time for much of anything lately.
    Slow Hound herself (Darla) is not doing well (neck injury) so we kept things quiet this weekend. While the wife kept things calm I kept myself busy outside with this.
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    Something a little different. 3 string electric Jack Daniels tin. Double piezo under the bridge, straight wired. Just finished this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wharf rat View Post
    Back to the basics. A simple weekend build.
    Haven't had time for much of anything lately.
    Slow Hound herself (Darla) is not doing well (neck injury) so we kept things quiet this weekend. While the wife kept things calm I kept myself busy outside with this.
    Nice work, WharfRat. Hope everything is ok with Darla.
    "It's nice to be important but it's also important to be nice."

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