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CBG in CALIFORNIA

Location: The Golden State
Members: 96
Latest Activity: Apr 10

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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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shootin the bull in cali

Started by BlueBird J. Last reply by Will King Mar 14. 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. 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

im a bit new myself

Started by BlueBird J Feb 28. 0 Replies

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

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 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?
Comment by gary sheldon on October 6, 2017 at 12:23pm

Will, I am going to attempt to make the meeting Sat.

Comment by Will King on September 22, 2017 at 11:17am

It's almost time for our fall Sacramento Area CBG Workshop  meeting at the Strum Shop, 209 Vernon Street, Roseville, CA 95678 on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1pm.  On Saturday October 14th we are at the Rocklin Mini Maker Faire where we show our Gits and sell Diddley Bows, Canjos and Cigar Boxes for Ukes For Schools.  See you all there!

Comment by Will King on July 25, 2017 at 2:05pm

The round CBG challenge ends in lest than 2 weeks at your Sac Area CBG Workshop at the Strum Shop in Roseville on August 5, 2017.  There are some great cigar box prizes for all contestants

The challenge for the October 7, 2017 Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Workshop is to build an open back banjo from a small or large Acid Cigar Box.  The Acid box makes a great banjo, because of the type of wood that the box is made of and the box joints that make construction so easy.  The acoustic instrument may be a 1 string Diddley Bow or 2, 3, 4 or 5 strings, fretless, diatonic or chromatic fretted, any scale length, steel or nylon strings and the bottom of the box may be used as a sound board or a PETE1 skin can be nailed to the frame.  The more functional parts you make from the box, the more points you get. (nut, bridge and string anchor) No neck throughs, the neck must have a heal and be glued or attached to the box with screws or a bolt.  All information will be reviewed at the August 5th CBG meeting and prizes awarded at the October 7th meeting.  If you have an Acid box, bring it to the August meeting, if not, I will have some small and large available and a couple already cut to the 2 ¼ - 2 ½ inchs for those that may not have a table saw.  Read the challenge carefully!  I will have examples for you to examine at the August 5th meeting.

and everyone who attends the meeting gets a free cigar box.

You can contact me any time here on CBN, willkca@frontiernet., or 916-689-8159

Comment by Will King on May 25, 2017 at 7:31pm

We are going to have a building contest which starts at the Sac Area CBG Workshop on June 3rd and ends at our next meeting on  August 5th.  I have 6 identical, unique cigar boxes, and the challenge will be to build a neck through 3 or 4 string banjo, ukulele or guitar.  You don't get to see the cigar box until you have committed to take on the task.  Each contestant who completes the build and plays the CBG will receive a special cigar box gift at the meeting on August 5th.  See you all on June 3rd.

Comment by Will King on May 15, 2017 at 2:08pm

Well it's time for another Sacramento Area Cigar Box Guitar Workshop.  1pm on Saturday June 3, 2017 we will meet at The Strum Shop at 209 S. Vernon St., Roseville, CA 95678.  Attendance continues to be low....only 4 people attended the meeting in April.  If we are to continue, we will need more CBGer's to show up and show us what they are doing.

Comment by Will King on March 29, 2017 at 11:44am

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.  We will have a raffle for a Masterpiece Hemingway box.  All you need to do to get a free entry ticket is: 1. Buy a cigar box; 2. Play a song on your CBG; or 3. Bring me an empty clean can, preferable with the label, so I can make some canjos for a Ukes for Schools project.  Only can opener type cans, pull top cans don't work for me...soup, beans any small 303 can.  I have some very nice boxes for sale and we will, as always, have a show & tell, and lots of CBUkeleles.  Come join us.

 

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shootin the bull in cali

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

What area are you from?

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

im a bit new myself

Started by BlueBird J Feb 28. 0 Replies

Vista Bluegrass fest

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

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Started by BenBob. Last reply by Laurie Lee Campbell Feb 6, 2011. 1 Reply

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