John Sawyer
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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 James Matthews's discussion Looking for inexpensive strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Try a set of mediums and a set of lights.. See which you,like better"
Jun 12
John Sawyer replied to James Matthews's discussion Looking for inexpensive strings in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"I have used MG bass strings, I would have no qualms using them.... That said, you generally can't go wrong with D'Addario strings. I buy lots of bulk strings from CBGitty... 44,34,26 wound phosphor bronze... They work great. I have also…"
Jun 12
John Sawyer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion Head stock in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"There is no too deep unless you cut your fretboard in half...;-) my first attempts had a lot of variabilitity in the depth, but it’s not a big deal.   Too shallow is a bigger problem, just from having to rework it. as far as thinning the…"
Jun 4
John Sawyer replied to Andy Busch's discussion An AWESOME FIND, and HELP!! in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"cut Out a solid body guitar shape, add a lip and fill it with random hardware... fill it with clear resin... use larger nuts as volume knobs...  screw a dowel in (easy way) or cut and drill a bolt that fits. (Hard way) cheap fishing weights?…"
Jun 4
John Sawyer replied to BlueBird J's discussion guys, how much time to build a CBG
"4-20 hours, depending. The best way to save time is to build in batches.  Once I setup my table saw, I make 10 necks at a time....  30ish fretboards, or whatever... Doing things in a more iterative manufacturing way saves setup time, but…"
May 22
John Sawyer replied to Andreas Fischer's discussion Self buid Boxes - Advice apreciated
"I use 1/2" poplar for the sides on License Plate guitars... I have also used 3mm (1/8") plywood for tops and bottoms...   With a neck-through design, I don't bother bracing the top..."
May 22
John Sawyer replied to Brent Kasl's discussion Dual disc piezos
"If it's twangy, it might be buzz... do you have them glued in?  give the box a squeeze in various places see if it goes away..."
May 22
John Sawyer replied to Doug "Nomad" Farish's discussion First Build in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Your pine neck will probably warp or bend over time, but not a big deal!   Welcome to the addiction, have fun!"
May 14
John Sawyer replied to Andy Busch's discussion A speaker I found in the trash in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Ditch the tweeter... it's unnecessary..."
May 10
John Sawyer replied to Michelle Ray's discussion License plate top or wood? in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"If you want a resonator sound, the license plate should be free with nothing underneath it.  You will need to brace under the bridge so it doesn't collapse.  I have done both... Solid body license plate guitar... the plate is…"
May 10
John Sawyer replied to Ducati Scotty's discussion Slide top boxes for electric CBGs?
"That is exactly what I have done... I leave an inch of lip left...  go for it!"
May 5
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"Good save, John.  I met Sam at a KC CBG fest, before he got burned.  Good man, good builder and performer. "
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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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