Keystone State CBG

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CBG concert/gathering ideas

Started by surffrogg. Last reply by Matthew Borczon Jan 29, 2010. 5 Replies

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Comment by Michael Hagen on October 27, 2015 at 12:24pm

Just joined. Michael Hagen from Olney (North Philadelphia). Built 2 kit CBGs and a CB Gitty 9 volt amp, now looking to copy some designs I like from the David Sutton books.

Highly touting the Phila Woodworks hardwood lumber yard up in Manayunk. Good, modestly priced wood. Their custom cutting is excellent but has a high minimum. (If you're in the market for necks and fretboards, let's team up!)

Also loving the nearby Smoke shop on Main Street in Manayunk for their $1, $2 and $5 cigar boxes. More than 200 on display.

Another great Philly stop: Habitat for Humanity's ReStore thrift shop. Lots of wood, tools, decorative geegaws.

Do Philly members ever do meetups?

Comment by Matthew Borczon on March 29, 2014 at 3:59pm here is a link to a free cd from a Pa resident. Enjoy its all free.

Comment by Keith Rearick on June 10, 2013 at 7:56am

Hello all, from western Pa in Mercer County. Can't wait to build a few, but in the meantime, looking for and collecting items to use. Also looking and reading about others builds to get ideas from. I read all the posts here and see one or two people that live near by. Use to play right handed, but will nave to learn to do it left handed.

Comment by Kelly copley on December 25, 2012 at 1:39pm

hey I am in  Bradford, pa. Looking to learn to play this thing.

Comment by Fat Toe Fozzie on December 25, 2012 at 1:00pm

Anybody here north of State College? I am looking for someone to jam with as I try to get started playing again.


Comment by George "Geo" Gottshall on July 26, 2012 at 3:43pm

How many PA members are going to be heading to York in August for the Festival?  My son, father in law, brother in law and I will be there!  It's going to be a great time!


Comment by George "Geo" Gottshall on July 18, 2012 at 9:05am

Greetings from Milton, PA!!  My son and I started building cbg's about a year ago when he either needed to build a guitar or write a song for his guitar class in school.  Sure am glad he decided to build instead of write!  We have made several guitars for family members who play and for ourselves.  Sure is a nice diversion from everyday life to get in our humble little shop and create together!

Comment by Fat Toe Fozzie on April 28, 2012 at 12:14pm

I'm just getting back into playing after never really getting started and I would like to sit down with another player or two just to get ideas. Is there anyone in the North Central Pa area that would be willing to meet for a jam? I live in Sinnamahoning Pa and would be willing to travel a few hours.



Comment by Dr. Dave on February 2, 2012 at 1:04pm

I grew up in Bethlehem.  I've become obsessed with building these things.  So far, I've made about a half dozen CBGs and one uke.

Comment by Matthew Borczon on January 27, 2012 at 6:32am here is a link to a free cd I made recently it is on bandcamp. Hope you will all check it out and enjoy.


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