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John Sawyer's Discussions

Odd SSL errror...

Started this discussion. Last reply by T-Gripped Jul 27. 4 Replies

Ben,Not sure how this happened, but the SSL Certificate for CBN doesn't match: …Continue

6 string acoustic - bought neck or build?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Dean Mar 14. 10 Replies

I make tons of 3 string CBGs, a few 4’s and some Ukes as well...a friend brought me her antique license plate that she wants made into a 6 string acoustic.   I have made a couple 6 string bolt on…Continue

Ukulele String Spacing

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Dec 4, 2017. 7 Replies

So... I have fallen in love with Tenor scale ukes... happy sounding like you'd expect an Uke to be, but big enough to play...SO... I bought a couple necks, as a test to see how I like a more…Continue

$500 laser cutter/engraver

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 26, 2017. 10 Replies

Well, I went and did it... Technology is my thing, and  CBG's have been a good diversion from my professional life, but it has to bleed in somehow... I've been using 3d printed tone/volume knobs for…Continue

 

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John Sawyer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion VIDEO: DIY Dobro Ideas... from Mailboxes to Paint Lids!
"Love it, Shane!... Have you tried a hammered resonator made from a #10 food can lid?  "
3 hours ago
John Sawyer replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"Just curious what you're selling on consignment at what price?  "
Oct 5
John Sawyer replied to Blues Frog's discussion The first sale
"I've been building and selling for 5 years... It comes in spurts... just as I get frustrated that I have too many hanging, a few people find me and buy them... My biggest event is the local Maker Faire, where I sell DIY Kits... I have 30 kits,…"
Oct 5
John Sawyer replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band "Boll Weevil" on Cigar Box Guitar
"Awesome!  I have tickets for his San Diego show in October!  I cannot wait!"
Oct 5
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Theater Amp

"Now this here's PURTY! Nice nice nice! -Glenn"
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Tweed Slide carrier Amp!

"Love that one!  Nice job Wes!"
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Theater Amp

"this is great!"
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9V Jam Amp (3/4 Watt)

"Mason jars are pretty tough... I used a glass/tile drill from Harbor Freight... just add water to keep it cool and the dust down... (don't breathe glass dust!)"
Sep 15
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9V Jam Amp (3/4 Watt)

"Other than the fact that I would be afraid of breaking it, that is cool as heck.  A jar full of major mojo.   Neat idea.  How did you drill the hole?  Diamond tip bit?  "
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"Beautiful cab!"
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At 4:40pm on February 18, 2017, Jim Morris said…

Thanks for the friend request. I've built a lot of banjos but no resonator ones. I'd be willing to have a go at one. My email is morbanjo@gmail.com

 
 
 

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Free Fallin' - Cigar Box Guitar Video Performance & Excerpts From Tutorial

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walking Blues guitar riff, easy lesson.

"Thanks for the comments, I’ve got some great one stringers coming up on my YouTube…"
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walking Blues guitar riff, easy lesson.

"nice sounding canjo thanks for sharing the lesson"
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1970's ~3-string TV dinners & Tin foil Antennas ~

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Crack Hitler - Faith No More - Cigar Box Guitar Cover

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