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I'll be retiring soon and moving. This means downsizing, so I will start selling off old and new CBGs and other guitar related items. One of the things I'm doing with all my CBGs is ship them in a custom foam shipping container that can be the bones of a custom carrying case. In the slide show below, I show a foam shipping container that I transform into a carrying case with spray glue and cloth and duct tape.
Time to sell them, if only to get them out from under foot... At these prices, they are great wall hangers or even could be bought for their parts. Never can tell... early Wichita Sam's might become collectors as part of CBG History...... thumbnail pics for moving sale CBGs, more to come. All prices include shipping to the continental US. If interested, click on the pic and you will go to my photobucket account with more closeup of all the CBGs. If you have questions, email me... I can do more pics or post a youtube so you can hear the CBG.
Last Chance! Any CBG bought and paid for overnight (April 29th) can still be shipped Saturday April 30. After that, nothing will ship for 3 weeks as I recover from surgery. Thanks for the great response... More to come about Wichita Sam Custom CBGs in late May....
WS # 182 1 string dulci-strummer... reso, piezo, vintage tuner key stems for bridge and nut, hook scroll headstock .... sold!!! Thanks...
WS #31 Square neck fretless, piezo, three string slide steel... get a piece of history.... $ 55
# 144 Vintage Box, built for museum exhibit with (mostly) hand tools, fretless, acoustic, very interesting. good sound, total discussion piece .. $ 75
Please don't expect to buy custom Wichita Sam CBGs at these prices.... I will only build 20 custom, signed and numbered Wichta Sam CBGs per year in the future. If you want a CBG that reflects the experience of over 275 builds (well over 400 if you count workshops and kits), please contact me and we will discuss your requirements.
I've been looking for a CBUke for a while now and I am interested in the one you have for sale. Does it have any sound holes on the side? I'd like to talk with you a little more about it when you have a chance.
If you follow the link and look at the other pics, you will see a sound hole in the back... It is a vintage cedar box with a birch ply back to stablize it... it has a nice bright tone and reasonable volume... a wide finger board and string spacing for large fingered players like me..... ;-0....
If you want I can do some close up pics... or you can call or text me at 316.655.0423
Maxine & I both wish you the very best on your reitrement!
Will your new name be "Springfield Sam"?
LOL LOL LOL !!!
No, too much time and goodwill invested in "Wichita Sam"..... Thanks for the good wishes... maybe a Labor Day BBQ in the works....
thanks for the kind words... I had help starting out... the community is great... just passing it on...
petey twofinger said:
i only wish we could afford one , or three . i have never actually looked at pictures of your work , sam . i couldn't help but notice you around the forum though (how helpfull , and generally awesome) . you're a real class act sam , and i really admire your craftsmanship . all the best in your new phase of life . thats so awesome you are gonna spend time with your family . i hope to still "see" you around these parts from time to time .
Sam if that resonator banjo is still there when I get home I think it will be fate, or the lord telling me it is supposed to be mine. If you can sell it in the next few weeks go ahead, there will be a message in that too. If not I will contact you when I get back into the states to purchase it. Hope you are feeling well.