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Vann Ray Cranford


From:
Kinston, N.C. 28501-1571
Post Posted 4 Oct 2017 7:30 pm     Reply with quote

I am here to inform everyone of a special project that Mr. Butch Gardner, owner of BJS Steel Guitar Bars, completed for me. Back in April of this year, I contacted Butch about making me some specialty bars in certain weights, diameters, and lengths. Butch bought the company from the late Bill Stroud a few years ago. Bill was a very nice person to deal with, but he never would take on my requests. However, Butch was up for the challenge. I requested the manufacture of the First BJS SITAR STEEL GUITAR BARS. I requested 2 SITAR Bars, one in the 15/16" diameter and the other in the 1" diameter. Each one was to be 3 9/16" long(12 string length). The other specification was that both SITAR bars had to weigh as close to each other as possible. I was having some dilemma in deciding on the length of the bars; either 3 3/8" 10 string or 3 9/16" 12 string version and also the weights. Butch sent to me a 10 string John Hughey & 12 string John Hughey bar to compare to my 10 string BJS bar that I already owned. Today, I received my 2 BJS SITAR BARS and they weigh exactly 9.4 oz each. THANKS BUTCH! I could not be more pleased with my bars and the friendship that you have given me! If you need a Fine Product and a Fine Person to deal with; then, call Butch Gardner @ BJS @ 731-414-4038. His address is: BJS STEEL GUITAR BARS, 163 Longmire Rd., Three Way, TN. 38343-8536.
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Jim Reynolds


From:
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Post Posted 7 Oct 2017 4:49 am     Reply with quote

I think I might try one.
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Ron Hogan


From:
Nashville, TN, usa
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 4:44 pm     Reply with quote

I recall Mooney taking a ride with Waylon using his sitar bar. Very tasty.
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Jim Reynolds


From:
Franklin, Pennsylvania
Post Posted 4 Nov 2017 5:56 pm     Reply with quote

I have tried mine. I do enjoy it on some songs, then use the round side, the rest of the time.
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Red Burl/Cashmere Birdseye, Polished End Plates, Pedals & Knee Lever, Mullen S-10 Discovery, Zum StageOne
, Morrell 8 String Lap Steel, 2 Peavey Nashville 112, Nashville 400, Katana 100, Ibanez DD700, Every Lesson Jeff Newman made. 1947 SJ Gibson Guitar, Washburn Special Edition Guitar, 1963 Original Hofner Beattle Bass bought in Germany 1963, and a 1973 Framus Bass.
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Bobby Bonds Sr.


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Texas, USA
Post Posted 12 Nov 2017 11:16 am     John Hughey Reply with quote

Been using the BJS 1.0 bar for quite a while. Got a John Hughey 15/16 bar last week and really like it.
Butch makes a good bar.
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