Wichita Sam
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John McNair's (RedDog) Learn How to Build Video

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chance Oct 24, 2016. 17 Replies

Ultimate Stomp Board.... sorta

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cigar Box Gus Jun 13, 2012. 19 Replies

 

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    I Left My Brain
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    I Got Pride
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    If I Had My Way
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    Why On Earth
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    Mary's Little Lamb
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    a fiddle de de
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    souls adrift riff
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    K-19 Blues
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    Santa Clause is Back in Town
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    That Old Black Cat
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    I Want Jesus to Rock Me to Sleep
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    If I Had My Way
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    Amazing Grace Scat
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    Ballad of John Henry
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    Dirty Low Down Blues
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    He's a Friend of Mine
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    Heartache Tonight
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    Up Above My Head. loop station
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    slave to yesterday
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    work song
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    Shut Your Yap
  • 22.
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

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Taffy Evans replied to Wichita Sam's discussion Minimum tools needed in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Hi, Looks nice. I have to admire you guys who do so much with so little, you still get to make music. Taff"
Nov 14
Matthew Borczon replied to Wichita Sam's discussion Minimum tools needed in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Sam that is about all I have ever used, also some files maybe. It is possible to build from this simple place"
Nov 13
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"Ha, Sam!  I knew what you meant, but could not think of the word corian.   Very nice build, sir.  And spell check is kind of fun when it's wrong words in the mouths of friends.   Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. …"
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"Uncle John, Spell check sucks.  Should read corian nut."
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"Oh!!! I LIKE it, Sam. And I've never tasted a coriander nut."
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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 5:39pm on February 11, 2022, Doug Thorsvik said…

I saw one of the comments you posted on Uncle John’s video and thought “wow, a blast from the past.” I hope this will be a regular occurrence. Welcome back Sam!

At 4:38pm on February 11, 2022, BrianQ. said…

Welcome back, our aging site picked up some glitches since you’ve been gone, here’s the trick?

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).
 
 
 

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