Wichita Sam
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directly from Shane Speal... I was an early member

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A place where you can talk about spirit, soul, God or anything that's weighting you down. We take prayer requests too.Wichita Sam - ChaplainSee More
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"David L.  and Jim_in_Tucson.  Thanks for the comments.  Of course in a "No Rules" world that we've built, all perspectives are valid.  I am thinking that people would grow faster in the craft if they were willing…"
Mar 4, 2018
Wichita Sam replied to Thomas Parr's discussion Neck to Body offset in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"what wood are you using for the neck?  any good hardwood should handle the tension of 3&4 strings ... popular excepted...."
Feb 12, 2018
Wichita Sam replied to David J Lohnes's discussion First Build - want to make own box in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I would tend to stay with !/4" sides, but a good hardwood instead of play.  Sides need to be stiff, but not heavy.  Also, if you want an acoustic/electric, the freedom of the top to vibrate is important."
Feb 12, 2018
Wichita Sam replied to Shane Speal shanespeal.com's discussion The Exit Sign Guitar + a quickie blues lesson. Built by Gary Desrosiers
"Hey Shane, Be sure to use it for the last song of a set! lol the best, Wichita Sam"
Feb 12, 2018
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Wichita Sam # 201

Posted on April 3, 2010 at 5:30pm 9 Comments

A custom build jumps over my "centenial" WS # 200....

Wichita Sam # 201

201.jpg 201 picture by WichitaSam

Its a fretted three stringer, fancy headstock, vintage (looking) tuners, maple neck, mahogany fretboard.…

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New Paint Can Lid Reso build...

Posted on February 17, 2009 at 1:40am 1 Comment

http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/jj317/WichitaSam/?action=view&current=WS95008.jpg Hey Ya'll, All the talk about reso's got me stirred up. I decided to go low tech and do a paint can lid (quart size) reso... It's a test build for a future custom I am doing for a dobro player. Your basic Don Tomas box, oak neck thru (blinded off inside the box), mahogany fretboard, fretless, a quart paint can lid, corian… Continue

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At 10:45pm on December 24, 2017, Brent Kasl said…

How to angle back the neck/fretboard and still maintain a flat flush Box lid???

Merry Christmas

At 10:31am on June 27, 2014, Wayne Bigler said…

Hi Sam,  Thanks for the response.  You can see on my website what folks contact me about.  My current pricing is as follows:  $260 for the basic guitar (my website details what that is).  I charge another $40 for a rosewood or ebony fretboard and another $20 for the sound holes with chrome covers option.  Your price is whatever you determine.

I only average about 3 -4 guitars a month.  Although I'm sure I could sell more than that but just don't have the time to build them.  I realize that all of our guitars are different and that's terrific.  I'm not looking for someone that builds clones of my guitars, just someone that I can comfortably refer people to who builds something sort of similar to mine.  After all, its the style that I build that prompts folks to get hold of me in the first place.  I'd be wasting everybody's time if I refer them to anyone building guitars from a poplar 1x2 glued to a cigar box.  Please understand, I'm not implying that's what you build or there's anything wrong with them.  But folks inquire about my guitars because they want something other than that.

I've looked at your page here and like many of your guitars.  Do you have a website?

At 7:51pm on May 9, 2014, Matthew Borczon said…

Sam just wanted to tell ya how much I like your song on the new Dylan cd. So out and out COOL! Just an excellent groove and your laid back authentic and o so natural voice. The perfect version if you ask me and one of my favorite trcks on the cd. Really a stand out performance....matt

At 9:38pm on April 24, 2014, L. W. Carlson said…

Aha...........I pushed the right button, I wasn't sure......:<)

It's my pleasure sir, I appreciate the advice. I'm probably going to need much more as time goes by in here. Just waiting on one last order to arrive, pick up a scroll saw and then I should be getting started.

Unless of course that new St. Blues CBG arrives first and I may have a bit of a conflict of what to pay attention to first.

At 1:15pm on April 23, 2014, Matthew Borczon said…

Sam, I hope you are still building and possible selling as I was just trying to send someone your way or at least in the direction of the builders I admire. As A side not, I got to play the banjo I got from you in an independent film made by some friends in Boston. It is called sun catcher. You may be able to find it online somewhere like Vimeo. Not sure how it all turned out but I saw a rough cut and the scene I play it in is all there It is used on 2 songs. Hope you can check it out along the line. Thanks again for your kind words. You do a lot to encourage and advise the new here and that is really valuable. You are really the elder stateman here......matt

At 9:54am on April 10, 2014, Scruggy said…
Thanks Sam, will do!
At 8:01pm on April 6, 2014, Diane in Chicago said…

Hi, Sam!  LTNS!  No, I don't think St. Louis is in the cards.  I have a crazy summer of classes for work, and young adult children that still need shuttling around the US for jobs and school.  But I am glad to be building again. Working on a fiddle bridge now for an oooooold violin, and refinishing the top of same.  Coming off a crazy amount of work, but I have a little lull until the summer madness begins.  

Glad to hear from you and know you are well!

d

At 7:21pm on April 6, 2014, Chris Carlson said…
Got it Sam ... Thanks for all your help! I'll keep you posted (now if I can just find the time to build again).
At 3:23pm on April 6, 2014, Chris Carlson said…
Thanks for the Imfo Sam! I'm definitely going to do that on my next build. Do you think he glued the box bottom to the kneck throug as well? That was such a slim box he used especially with the relief he had to create for that Harrison P/U - there could'nt have been much material left for structural strength? In any event I 'll let you know how it turns out.
Thanks again!
Chris
P.S. definitely a slow slide player & I'll stick to Oak or Hickory.
At 12:43pm on March 30, 2014, Matthew Borczon said…

Thanks for the kind words on my song Sam. I made the cd because I was really happy with the uke I had made. 3 strings and fretless it came together really easy which does not often happen for me. It is really fun to play. Hope you like the rest of the cd...matt

 
 
 

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