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Chicago CBG

A group for Chicagoland CBGers to unite. Perhaps get a jam goin, or meet up for some brew and blues! ANYONE from ANYWHERE is certainly welcome to join!

Location: Chicago, IL
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2016

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Renegade Mini Fair in PIlsen June 22&23

Started by Kimmer Olesak. Last reply by Glenn Kaiser Jun 19, 2014. 7 Replies

Hey, Chicago builders!! Anyone interested in selling (guitars, amps, etc. for CBG's) or hanging out with me this June? I have a booth and would be happy to have some other folks join me. Bring your…Continue

Chicago Cigar Box Guitar Festival - November 10th 2012

Started by mr2kewl. Last reply by mr2kewl Oct 9, 2012. 2 Replies

Chicago Cigar Box Guitar Festival - November 10th 2012hey all,i'm new to CBN and joined this group since i live up here on the Illinois/Wisconsin border in Richmond about an hour east of Rockford. i…Continue

Handmade Music Exhibit in Rockford, IL

Started by Diane in Chicago Sep 16, 2012. 0 Replies

The 4th annual Handmade Music, a one day exhibit of locally handmade musical instruments. Emerson House, 420 N Main St Rockford. See a variety of locally hand made instruments and meet the artisans…Continue

Saturday, May 14 at the Grafton!

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Alex May 28, 2011. 10 Replies

Please RSVP here, folks, so we're all in one place! And we need to determine a time?  I'm busy until 4pm, but I am right next door, so I'll zip right over.  What time shall we convene?Continue

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Comment by Glenn Kaiser on June 19, 2014 at 8:01pm

Saturday, August 9 in Chicago, doin' a Cigarbox Guitar and bass workshop with an evening show. Details later, 1st blurb here: http://j.mp/1m1lKaM :) -Glenn

Comment by Tony Lazarski (www.sixseis.com) on June 11, 2014 at 6:13pm

Hi guys, hope to see you soon!!

Cheers,

Tony.

Comment by Kimmer Olesak on April 7, 2013 at 4:11pm

Check your email for something cool, Diane.

Kimmer

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on April 7, 2013 at 3:42pm

Very cool! Just sorry I had gigs on the weekend or I'd have been there. NICE. Forward! :) -Glenn

Comment by Diane in Chicago on April 7, 2013 at 3:00pm

Kimmer, the host with the most!  Thanks for having us all over for show 'n' tell!

Comment by Diane in Chicago on April 7, 2013 at 2:57pm

Say, anyone in Chicago own a set of these? http://www.swstrings.com/product/lutherie/general/GP-R205K  the 6mm and a bigger one?  I'd rather borrow yours and buy you a case of beer than own a set just now.

Comment by Bill Keller on April 7, 2013 at 2:54pm

Thanks for having us over Kimmer, was nice to meet some locals and get a few tips and tricks in the process.  I'll try to host one at my place when I get the big projects out of the way.

Comment by Kimmer Olesak on April 7, 2013 at 2:41pm

Good start. Four of us got together in the basement and garage of my home for a meeting of the group yesterday. Lasted about 4 hours. We each had builds to share, questions, and unbelievably not one cocktail. Good thing cuz we were driving the bandsaw.

Thanks all for coming. I'd be glad to host again but it could get crowded down there and, as Paul found out, you have to watch your head in spots because of the heating pipes. Ouch....he's a tall dude.

Oh, yes, I learned a few things and unfortunately was convinced by Diane that I should build a violin. Diane, you have know idea how many calls you are going to get from me. Paul, can't wait to see your shop and learn something new about metal work (which will most likely mean, let Paul do the metal work...stick with the wood).

Hope to see more soon. 

Comment by Diane in Chicago on April 3, 2013 at 11:41pm

Kimmer, I think I can swing by in the afternoon.  I have some necks I'd like to angle off and shape a bit before I put on the headstock and the fingerboards.  It is really great that you are opening up your shop for us all!  I've seen it, folks!  Very nice!  (but you should take your address off here, some kook will come and clean you out!) 

So some machinery, before we break out the cocktails?

Sorry to hear about your furry companion.  It is always so hard when they go on.

(I taped your show, looking forward to watching it.)

Comment by David Sutton on April 2, 2013 at 8:42pm

Hi, KimmerO. My afternoon has filled up with appointments, but I might be able to come by in the morning, I hope so! See you Saturday if I can get free.

 

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Renegade Mini Fair in PIlsen June 22&23

Started by Kimmer Olesak. Last reply by Glenn Kaiser Jun 19, 2014. 7 Replies

Handmade Music Exhibit in Rockford, IL

Started by Diane in Chicago Sep 16, 2012. 0 Replies

Saturday, May 14 at the Grafton!

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Alex May 28, 2011. 10 Replies

Sunday, October 17 a 2pm at the Grafton! We're on!

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by ProfWaldo Nov 6, 2010. 19 Replies

Chicago area CBG makers meetup?

Started by Mister Scott. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Oct 16, 2010. 13 Replies

west suburbs

Started by petey twofinger. Last reply by petey twofinger Oct 6, 2010. 3 Replies

Starting out

Started by Kimmer Olesak. Last reply by ProfWaldo Oct 3, 2010. 2 Replies

Spring! Meeting of the Chicago Cigar Box Guitar Guild on April 18!

Started by Diane in Chicago. Last reply by Diane in Chicago Apr 13, 2010. 19 Replies

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