John Sawyer
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$500 laser cutter/engraver

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Oct 26. 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

Branding your cigar box guitars!

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sawyer Apr 15. 13 Replies

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Haven't done any real building in a couple of weeks... but been doing this...

Started this discussion. Last reply by the anonymous pick Feb 24. 5 Replies

My son discovered a video on how to make an aluminum foundry... runs on charcoal...so we made one and made these...He's thinking about selling these sculptures...…Continue

 

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John Sawyer replied to Holly Hodson's discussion Piezo query in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Cover the piezos with foam tape, or bury them in hot glue or silicone... I use hot glue for gluing them down... it is up to you,.."
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John Sawyer replied to JP Lace Master's discussion What can you guys tell me about FCf tuning
"Mix it up!  Pick what you like...   Here's an article on strings and tuning: https://www.cigarboxguitar.com/knowledge-base/?s=strings"
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John Sawyer replied to JP Lace Master's discussion What can you guys tell me about FCf tuning
"I've used EBe, FCf, GDg, DAd...  They're all workable... if you're singing, you might find a different key better matches your voice or a particular song... When I build Electrics, the thinner strings have less tension... I…"
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Prince Albert Tin Can Mic

"Great graphics ,my Gitty mic works a treat ,cool job ."
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Prince Albert Tin Can Mic

"let it all out  on that mic   ;-)"
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John Sawyer replied to Martin Ford's discussion Need info on Laser cutting services.
"Nope, 1/4" ply is pretty hard core... My 40W laser won't do more than 1/8".  Have you considered CNC Milling?"
Nov 5
John Sawyer replied to Russell Bryant's discussion Ukulele string heightmat the Nut
"For that matter, on Ukes I often use a piece of hardwood for the nut . . . "
Nov 5

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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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