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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 TattooedAxe on March 6, 2013 at 5:50am

I haven't checked in in quite a while but if there is anyone from the south side or even more specifically, the southwest suburbs maybe we can start our own meet ups or jams. I have space with all amps, Pa etc.

Comment by Diane in Chicago on March 5, 2013 at 10:22pm

Just put it in my calendar!  Thanks, Kimmer! 

Comment by Kimmer Olesak on March 5, 2013 at 3:46pm

Chicago Cigar Box Guitar builders:

April 6th, 2013 any one that would like to is invited over this-a-way for a meet up, building, a cocktail (stay away from the table saw, if you do), or just to swap cigar boxes. I'll be here building all day. If we get bored, there's a couple restaurants and/or bars we could head to. My place is easy to get to (California and Diversey in Logan Square). There it is. Contact me if you wanna come by. Invitation is wide open. Let me know.

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on March 5, 2013 at 3:36pm

Agreed David, whether I can make 'em or not. Also... if it's like 6:30pm I can -sometimes- hang for a couple hours on weekday evenings though of course that's not pristine time for many (me either at times) due to work scheds.. So my earliest good dates are as posted here. Can we, shall we?

Comment by David Sutton on March 5, 2013 at 11:00am

c'mon, guys. April AND May. And June. Just nail some dates and locations down. If only two or three of us show up, the cigar box guitar gods will bless us just the same. Let's breathe some life into us.

Comment by Bill Keller on March 4, 2013 at 8:51pm

I'd be up for meeting you guys April or May....

Comment by Kimmer Olesak on March 4, 2013 at 4:50pm

Glenn, May is a ways away but I'm good 3 or 4 myself. We could set something up for that date but I'm still hoping some folks want to get together April 5 or 6 as well. I've been cleaning up and have plenty of room for several people to work on builds or just playing, talking, sharing. AND IT NOT COLD!!! Sure, I'm not down here in a t shirt but...

Thanks again for shaking the winter out of us and getting the band back together.

Comment by Glenn Kaiser on March 4, 2013 at 4:15pm

Thanks all, for responses!

I'm gone but for April 14, 19 or 21, May 3 or 4. All other dates booked for now and a few pending in May. Thoughts? Thx, -Glenn

Comment by Kimmer Olesak on March 2, 2013 at 11:58am

Good point, David; more frequent meet-ups without necessarily having all at every one is a great goal. 

Comment by David Sutton on March 2, 2013 at 11:18am

I think I need Diane to give me a crash course in navigating CBN, I don't know why but I find it a bit unwieldy.

For those of you who didn't know, I'm getting divorced, and I only bring it up because my daddy/daughter schedule will be evolving and then settling over the next few months. That makes it a little difficult for me to make plans very far into the future. I want to join you all, so just keep hashing it out and I will be there if I can. If I can't this time, then let's do it again soon. I think aiming toward more frequent meet ups and less emphasis on making sure EVERYone can be there would make for a stronger community.

My studio space is of course also available, plentiful space (and heat), but I don't really have anything here to cut wood with.

 

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Renegade Mini Fair in PIlsen June 22&23

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