Sam Fontenot
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StarrCBGs(Donovan) replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion fret board material in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
"You need a very hardwood for a fret board, Hickory holds them very well."
Jul 10, 2013
Brian Dechant replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion fret board material in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
"Try your local flooring shop. 3/4 inch hardwood flooring is nice and straight, and they usually have partial boxes they'll sell for cheap."
May 15, 2013
joe cerroni commented on Sam Fontenot's group Texas CBG Group
"Hey y'all, there's already a Texas group called "Texas Home". Most a the texas folks are on there already."
Aug 9, 2011
joseph hosak commented on Sam Fontenot's group Texas CBG Group
"Hey all, i'm from gladewater near longview, currently stationed in new mexico.  i'm trying to figure out how i'm gonna do the neck on the 3 string i want to make.  hope all is well yalls way."
Aug 7, 2011
JW Leader replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion How many of us are out there, and where are you from in the group Texas CBG Group
"I live in the Ft. Worth area been buildin these things almost 2 years can't seem to stop. Don't know anybody else around here thats builds and plays CBG's."
May 28, 2011
Jerry replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion fret board material in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
"There are a lot of Wood pieces for sale on ebay. Just search for" Thin wood" or "thin board""
Oct 22, 2010
Sonny Wentling replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion fret board material in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
"Hey Arnie just saw ur post on bass pickups. I have used them as singles and doubles on 3 & 4 stringers. They work great . Use 2 500K pots for volume and tone along with a 0,47 cap for the tone. Wiring diagrams are easy to find for them. Hope…"
Jul 25, 2010
Jordan Burk replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion fret board material in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
"Well I haven't built my CBG yet, but I could take a picture of the pickguard I built for my Fender Strat. It's yellowhart, walnut, and maple. Other than that I've just got some raw lumber, some wood turning's, and random wood…"
Jul 3, 2010
Alan Roberts replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion fret board material in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
Jul 2, 2010
Jordan Burk replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion fret board material in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
"Have you found any local sorces for cigar box's?"
Jul 2, 2010
Mama Mojo replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion fret board material in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
"Excellent advise, Josh - I learned this the hard way..... bye-bye $20 piece of rosewood...."
Jul 1, 2010
Jordan Burk replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion fret board material in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
"I have been there. It's a nice place. I haven't got any wood there, but they do have a nice selection of woods. I haven't needed to buy any wood for a while, so I haven't been there, or any other woodworking stores for some…"
Jul 1, 2010
Alan Roberts replied to Sam Fontenot's discussion fret board material in the group Super Advanced Cigar Box Guitar Building
"Have you tried Urban Lumber? 2440 Main Street, Springfield, OR (541) 988-9663. I've found some AMAZING pieces of wood there."
Jul 1, 2010

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At 2:14pm on January 19, 2010, Josh Gayou (SmokehouseGuitars) said…
Hey, Sam. Glad to help. Also, cheap wood from lowes does not mean cheap neck. I've done some really nice necks using red oak or poplar that had the works (truss rod, etc) that played like a dream. Better woods obviously get you better stability over time but in climates like mine where the weather is very stable as far as moisture and temperature (CA), such necks will last for years and years with little to no warping.
At 12:56am on January 18, 2010, Al Allen (Hangten) said…
Sam, see I thought that work looked good! I'm 65 years young and just got my 2nd 'too on my right calf. I'm a retired firefighter and wanted to have my career there. Great work keep the pics coming.
Al Allen
At 4:08am on January 17, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Sam, you are right, it is going to be worth it.
At 11:58am on January 16, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Sam, I am still working on my first one, but I am getting closer to finishing it. It is work when you don't have the right tools and the fret wire on hand. I had to carve out my neck with a wood rasp which gave me a work out. It just takes longer to build it without the right tools. I am using a close hanger cut up for my fret wire. There is alot of work just getting the wire ready to install on the neck. Even though it is alot of work, I already feel pride in my work.
At 5:24pm on January 15, 2010, Dianne Woods said…
Very nice CBG; great job on your first one.
At 5:17pm on January 14, 2010, Tres Seaver said…
Welcome aboard, Sam! You will find lots of helpful folks and information here on all things CBG (CBU, CBB, etc.) Feel free to poke around, ask questions, and post your stuff (photos, recordings, videos, etc.).

Most of all, have fun!


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At 4:34pm on January 14, 2010, Old Lowe said…
Howdy Sam welcome to the Texas group!
Nice to meet ya!
 
 
 

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