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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 stevemend on April 2, 2013 at 6:18pm

Hello Kimmer et al.: New to the group.  I've built half a dozen guitars, diddly fiddles and basses over the last couple years.  Interested to see what other people are up to.  I guess I'd be most interested in jamming rather than building, but anythings cool.  --Steve

PS That's a heartbreaking film you have there.  Don't know if I have the stamina for the second part!

Comment by Bill Keller on April 2, 2013 at 5:57pm

Hey Kimmer, what is the address.  I will try to make it over in the early afternoon.

Comment by Kimmer Olesak on March 26, 2013 at 3:17am

Just a reminder:

Hey all in Chicago! I'm in Japan right now but was thinking about the April 6 get together. I've left it open for the whole day but if visitors want to be certain to see other folks rather than just me and my space, you may want to talk it up a bit on this here wall. Remember also, if you want to work on something while you are in my shop, I'll have all the garage tools up and ready to go (bandsaw, joiner (could use some help with this new machine bought used), table saw, and Dewalt planer. There's a host of saws, parts, electronics and more in the annex (okay, the basement). I'm working on a few when I get home from this job on the first. And, as a bit of self promotion outside the CBG world, I have a documentary I've been working on for a few years premiering that night on PBS. It's in two parts: April 1st is the first installment (2 hrs.) long. April 2nd is the 3 hr. conclusion. It was made in conjuction with WGBH in Boston and Frontline. It's called 'Kind Hearted Woman'. Hope a few check it out. Other than that, see some of you on the 6th of April.

Comment by petey twofinger on March 13, 2013 at 2:37am

check out my chanel , i am trying to drum up subs and views , thanks to all hometowners for the support ! - go westmont !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j71AZXPkyhs&list=UUzL6Rp7DwrTOfN...

Comment by Rick Jackson on March 10, 2013 at 12:14pm

I'm new to CBG building and I would love to hang with other builders. Currently I'm unemployed with minimal funds. This sounds like a great event to attend and I will mark this on my calendar.

Comment by Kimmer Olesak on March 10, 2013 at 10:51am
The invite is for the whole day...whole day being 9am to 9pm. Come when you like, or coordinate a time when we are all here around the same time. Very open. Bring wood or boxes or ideas.
Comment by mr2kewl on March 8, 2013 at 7:30pm

hey Kimmer - pencil me in

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on March 6, 2013 at 11:19am

Thanks Kimmer and all... will be on the road April 6 but sooo glad to hear gatherings will gather. GO for it, enjoy, Forward :) !

Comment by David Sutton on March 6, 2013 at 10:05am

Kimmer WHAT TIME?

I normally work Saturdays but I can schedule around this ... IF I know what time it is!

Comment by Shawn on March 6, 2013 at 8:10am
I too have been out of touch for some time as I was in the middle of selling my condo and looking for a new home out in the burbs. Done on both new home will be in Berrintong on station street anyone out there? So to make a long store short I will be back in the box in late May. The new house has a stand alone shop and a basement yah!
 

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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

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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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