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 was just wondering what area you guys are from? I'm from Sonora, about an hour from Yosemite. I've met Mike Doyle, Doyle Guitars, in October.(Real nice guy) Just wondering about you all?

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I'm in Napa County, @ 2 1/2 hours away...

I'm in Manteca, just a hop, skip, & jump from you. Just built my 1st 3 stringer before Xmas, and plan to build a couple 4 stringers (ukulele's actually) when I return from vacation in Mid Feb. Would love to chat sometime if you get to the area with some free time.

Paul, love to chat. My email is stogieguitars@yahoo.com 

Thats it, just 2? 

Wasn't there just a get together in Sac? Come on people, I'm not new here but it has been a long time since I've visited. 


I am from Gridley, that is between Chixo and Yuba Cuty

Hi Dave....We just had a git-together on Jan 13th and I am not sure when we will have our next, but it will be posted here on the CA Group.  I will put you on our email list...Will

I live in Carmichael - near Sacramento.

  ... and am in Sonoma County part of each week, too.

The gatherings CBG in CA have had, have been very good. I've learned a lot at each one.             

           Such as, this building secret: use a hole punch to make the dots for your fretboard.    and

              how to make an amp - using a cigarbox as the case.

Thanks Will for putting me on the email list. There are quite a few people near me, thats great! When you have the gettogethers are they yearly bymonthly?

I am also in Napa at Napa Valley Wine & Cigar.  Building both cigar and wine box guitars as time permits.  I get a half dozen parents through here every year to get cigar boxes for the child's school projects of CBG's and Ukes.

I'm MadMan Lloyd and I live in Arroyo Grande, just south of Pismo Beach.  

Wussup fellas....JT on the central coast / Monterey Bay area.

Hi all, I am, down Diego way. To be specific, Spring Valley. Is there any one else down this way?
Thanks in advance
Joe D.


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