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CBG in CALIFORNIA

Location: The Golden State
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Latest Activity: Jul 8

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This is a Group for anyone living in the great state of California, who builds, plays, or is just a fan of Cigar Box Guitars, and similar Handmade instruments. If you don't want to say exactly where you live, just say Northern, Southern, etc. I want to be abreast of any major gatherings...this summer is out, for me, but maybe next....
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im a bit new myself

Started by BlueBird J. Last reply by Mike Simpson Jan 23, 2019. 1 Reply

Hi everyone I been here for about a week I li 've in California down in Turlock, I'm currently trying to build a cbg, I'm left handed and like playing guitar and ukulele, I love most any good music

shootin the bull in cali

Started by BlueBird J. Last reply by Will King Mar 14, 2018. 1 Reply

hey guys hows every one been doing, anything new or exciting happeningContinue

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What area are you from?

Started by Stogie Guitars (Dave). Last reply by Mike Simpson Feb 28, 2018. 23 Replies

hello all. my name is Dave Schmittle, Stogie Guitars. I've been building since 2008. as of late I have'nt built more than a couple a year. (I have 4 kids, no real time) but I make time when I can.I…Continue

Vista Bluegrass fest

Started by Joe "Mojo" Devine. Last reply by Joe "Mojo" Devine Aug 20, 2013. 1 Reply

Hi all,    Hoping to meet up with some folks this weekend. In Vista, at the Antique Gas and Live Steam Engine Museum. Apparently it is a good time for all.Looking forward to some funJoe Mojo devineContinue

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Comment by Will King on March 11, 2017 at 1:27pm

Saturday, April 1st at 1pm at The Strum Shop at 209 S. Vernon St., Roseville, CA 95678 is the next meeting of the Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Workshop.  They no longer have use of the music room in the back, so we will meet in the main store.  I have at least one of every uke that we built for Ukes For Schools, so lets make this a Uke and other build meeting.  Lets get some music going along with our show & tell.  I have tons of guitar making cigar boxes, so bring your cash!  The parking lot in back is still under construction, so the bank lot across Lincoln street is the best bet.  Bring all your builds and lets have some fun!

Comment by Will King on October 29, 2016 at 11:25am

The Next meeting of the Sacramento Area CBG Workshop is Nov 12th at 12 non at the Strum Shop in downtown Roseville.  We didn't get around to making music at the last meeting, so we will try that again, as well as a show & tell.  We will have some Christmas Canjos for sale for $35 and Christmas ukulele kits in all 3 sizes for $50.  If you have your own can, get it to me at the strum on the 5th, so I can cut the holes.  We don't meet ing Dec, so this will be our last meeting in 2016.  Next year we have kit builds planned for Mag puckup/steel string ukes and CB Dulcimers.

Comment by Will King on October 3, 2016 at 2:31pm

November meeting kit project

We had 17 people attend the meeting on Sept 10th including 2 youngsters with their parents, who built and explained how they did it.  Our next meeting is Saturday, Oct 15th at 12 noon at the Strum Shop, where we will build the Ukes For Schools ukulele and have a regular meeting with show & tell and some play'in. At the November 12th meeting, we will put together some Christmas Canukes from kits.  Order from me ASAP.  The Rocklin Maker Faire on Saturday, October 1st was a lot of fun and we sold a lot of decorative cigar boxes for Ukes For Schools.  I big thankyou to the help of members of the River City Ukes playing from 9am to 5pm to attract people to our booth.  I sold 4 youth size & 2 adult size diddley bows for $25 for Ukes For Schools. The biggest thanks to Scott Hersch, who has helped me with the Maker Fair for both years....I could not have begun to do it without him.

Comment by Will King on September 9, 2016 at 5:03pm

Yes, the workshop is still on for 1 pm on Saturday, Sept 10th.

Comment by Dean Wilkerson on September 9, 2016 at 4:59pm

Just checking to verify that the workshop is still on for tomorrow, 9/10 (1pm) at the Strum Shop in Roseville. I am assuming it is.

Comment by CDA Ramirez on August 30, 2016 at 2:17am

Hello fellow Golden State cohorts. I am hailing from Modesto California, grew up in the Bay Area and now work here in Modesto. I don't build CBGs, but I do buy them and play.

Comment by rodney fruits on August 30, 2016 at 1:29am
Thanks for the info, I'll have to check out the new place.
Comment by Will King on August 28, 2016 at 11:11am

Here is a picture of the Ukes For Schools finished ukulele kit that we are selling at the Strum Shop.  We will have a meeting on October 15th at 12 noon to start assembly of the kits.  Only 10 will be available at $80.  With the new, larger Strum Shop, we expect to start having our CBG meetings monthly.

Comment by Will King on August 19, 2016 at 6:54pm

Ok, we have a CBG workshop setup at the new Strum Shop, 209 Vernon St, Roseville, CA 95678 for 1pm on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  Although not approved, we expect to have a booth again this year at the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire on October 1st, 2016.  If you are interested in attending the Workshop or Maker Faire & show your builds, please let me know.  Players are even more welcome.  Both events are free, even the parking.  It's been a long time since our last Workshop, so there should be a lot of great builds and improved playing or at least playing around.

Comment by John Sandoval on May 18, 2016 at 10:45pm

Matt, PM sent. I'm interested. I live in Rancho Cordova.

 

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im a bit new myself

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