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CBG in CALIFORNIA

Location: The Golden State
Members: 100
Latest Activity: Feb 11

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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. 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 Tim Pannabecker on January 23, 2019 at 10:31am

Im new to this community.  I love blues, 3 string cbg and was wondering if there are any groups or festivals that are located in So Cal?

thanks, it’s a pleasure to be here

tim. Jus_A_Guy

Comment by Will King on January 16, 2019 at 10:11pm

The next meeting of the Sacramento Area CBG Workshop is Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 12 noon at Rich & Kathy's in Carmichael.  We will have a potluck, so email me back with the number of people attending with you and we will setup what each person will being to the potluck to share and I will send you the address.  Since the meeting is so close to Valentines Day, Kathy suggested that the theme of the meeting should be 'Play your heart out'.  Rich will show us how he recorded the two songs he had on this years Christmas album, and any other show and tell that we have.  Please contact me ASAP if you plan on attending the meeting.

Comment by Will King on October 14, 2018 at 1:03pm

Hi all CBGers in the Sacramento area.  The Rocklin Mini Maker Faire, as usual, was a great success....we sold lots of decorative cigar boxes and diddley bows for Ukes For Schools and explained our hobby to several thousand people.  Kids just love gits.  Our fall meeting is this Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Strum Shop, 209 Vernon St, Roseville, CA. Parking ticket are expensive, so park in the new free parking lot behind the store.  Bring your new builds and lets have a good time.

Comment by Will King on September 30, 2018 at 11:18am

The Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Workshop will be at the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire at Sierra College, on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 again for the fourth year to show our CBGs.  We have lots of rack space, so bring your instruments out and meet the 8,000 or more guests that come by the booth.  We start setup at about 7am and the fair is open from 9am to 4pm.  We are looking for uke players for the event to attract guitar and uke players to the booth.  Our regular fall meeting is still on for October 20th at 12 noon at the Strum Shop in Roseville.

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Comment by Will King on July 14, 2018 at 10:51am

We had scheduling conflict at the Strum Shop and had to change the time for the Sac Area CBG Workshop meeting on July 21st to 3pm.  I hope you all can still make the meeting.

Comment by Will King on July 3, 2018 at 11:39am

Well it's time for another Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Workshop meeting at 12 noon on Saturday, July 21st, 2018 at the Strum Shop, 209 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678.  I don't know about you, but I have lots of new CB Uke builds to show and some nice new mag pickups too.  The new FREE parking structure behind the shop is now open, so use it and don't get towed from the lot on the corner.  Bring a show and tell and lets get a little playing going.

Comment by Will King on March 30, 2018 at 12:08pm

The Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Workshop will meet at 12 noon on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Strum Shop in Roseville.  We had a few new members at our last meeting in January and more people have contacted me since interesting in CBG's.  So bring your new and first builds and show and tell.  One of the newbies has lots of guitar repair tools to bring and show how they are used.  Start learning a song to perform so that we can really hear the tone of your CBG's.  As always, I will have some great cigar boxes for sale.

Comment by Will King on January 1, 2018 at 10:39am

Happy 2018 New Year!  Our next Sacramento CBG Meeting is at 12 noon on January 20, 2018 at the Strum Shop in downtown Roseville.  Bring your newest builds and show and tell.

Comment by Will King on November 26, 2017 at 7:19pm

Hi Daryl.....Our next meeting is 1pm on Sat, Jan 20th 2018 at the Strum Shop in Roseville.  We have another member in Modesto, call me and I will give you his number, so maybe you can ride with him.  916-689-8259

Comment by Daryl Essenmacher on November 26, 2017 at 6:24pm
Hello! I am a newcomer to building CBGs. I have built 4 so far and am working on a license plate guitar. Are there any groups, workshops, or meet-ups in the Modesto, Stockton, or Sac areas?
 

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im a bit new myself

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

shootin the bull in cali

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