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still pushin on...

Guitar is complete except for strings,outer case shell,top and bottom done,Worked on the dividers,supports for the case a couple hours this morning,pics to come,before padding and upolstery.

Added by mike mccaw on November 23, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

Got my neck mounted today,and all my electronics came in this week,the guitar portion of my project is over halfway done.I constructed both top and bottoms of the case this morning,am supprised at ho…

Got my neck mounted today,and all my electronics came in this week,the guitar portion of my project is over halfway done.I constructed both top and bottoms of the case this morning,am supprised at how quick it's moving.

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Added by mike mccaw on August 24, 2012 at 1:19pm — 1 Comment

Number 4

Started on a new CBG about a week ago,and this one is gonna be a little different.In the past I've always made CBG's nice ,sharp,new looking,this one  is going to have an aged/distressed look on the finish and metal parts.This one is for my…

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Added by mike mccaw on August 19, 2012 at 9:22am — No Comments

coming along...

boxes done,necks fitted,almost there.

Added by mike mccaw on March 11, 2012 at 9:50pm — No Comments

Twins

Started work on a pair of guitars for my niece and nefew,I call em twins,but there will be some differances in them in final finishing,since one isfor a girl,the other a guy.Got some real nice maple for the top board.And as with all my CBG's the box is hand made as well.…

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Added by mike mccaw on March 11, 2012 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

completed

Well it's complete! Not half bad If I say so myself:)…





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Added by mike mccaw on September 13, 2011 at 10:59pm — 2 Comments

another step closer

Fitted the neck to the top,assembeled em to the box,and got the first coat of polyurethane on the box

Added by mike mccaw on September 10, 2011 at 12:25am — No Comments

Almost there....

My first build is coming along,got a few more things done today,already I'm seeing some mistakes,simple things that I've overlooked.But hey it's a learning process,I'll know better on my next.Cut the slots for the frets,and done a rough fit of the top n neck together.…



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Added by mike mccaw on September 8, 2011 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

build still moving on

Box frame and back assembled today,top cut out,and sound holes/covers put in.Electronics wired up.Still have to fret the neck,and mount it to the top,before final sealing,and stringing.

Added by mike mccaw on September 5, 2011 at 12:48pm — 5 Comments

My first CBG build.

Recently I met a friend with a CBG,and instantly I was hooked!I asked him where he got it(yeah i know dumb question)and his reply was of course he made it.After some inspection of his,and some encouraaging words,I started my build.The first problem was I couldn't a box the size I wanted.What to do?Build my own box.

  I'm not the best woodworker,but I'm not a beginer…

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Added by mike mccaw on September 4, 2011 at 4:21pm — 2 Comments

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