This is a Brthday present for someone, and also a first for me- It has a separate fretboard just like a traditional guitar.
Other new features include the maple bridge and bone nut. It has really good sustain and the notes ring clear. I got lucky finding this particular box, also. Aside from the fact that it’s good looking, It’s also all wood. Not an amazing feat, but getting harder to find. I think there will be a point that I will have to build the boxes, just to meet my standards.
I’m in the process of building an experimental CBG, with a truss rod and magnetic pickup. I’ve heard mixed opinions on using a truss rod on a neck this small- I guess we’ll see. I’ll post my progress on that here as well. For now, the model shown here is using the same piezo electric that I’ve been using without issue.