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"First build? Monster build right out of the gate!  Great you got to meet Samantha and got signatures from SF and the band. Yep, build another git, and hang on to your one-off. Kudos on your fine build."
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"Hi, great clean work. I spotted a schoolboy mistake. picture number one, hand plane resting on hard surface with blade down. Planes best placed on their side when not in use. Ha ha. cheers Taff"
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"That sound hole is perfect for her.  She is truly a top blues person."
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"That's gorgeous, nice work! And you're right, it's all about neck."
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First Build - SF Signature Box

Being a big Samantha Fish fan, I decided my first build would be a signature model with her distinctive "Fish Sound hole"I managed to get a couple of CBs from a cigar shop here in the UK, and ended up picking the larger plain wooden one. The lid is actually quite thick, so not ideal for an acoustic, but I was going to add one of the cheap single coil Pickups that crop up everywhere you look, and play mostly "plugged in".I found suitable wood for the neck and fretboard, ordered some bit and…See More
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First Build - SF Signature Box

Posted on December 4, 2017 at 8:45pm 5 Comments

Being a big Samantha Fish fan, I decided my first build would be a signature model with her distinctive "Fish Sound hole"



I managed to get a couple of CBs from a cigar shop here in the UK, and ended up picking the larger plain wooden one. The lid is actually quite thick, so not ideal for an acoustic, but I was going to add one of the cheap single coil Pickups that crop up everywhere you look, and play mostly "plugged in".

I found suitable wood for the neck and fretboard, ordered…

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