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Scandinavian CBG headquarters

Welcome CBG players from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland. Let's share our “arctic” experiences and ideas. Broaden your CBG network in this corner of the world. Friends and fans around the world are more than welcome to join!

Location: Scandinavia / Northern Europe
Members: 54
Latest Activity: Jul 4, 2022

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Danish builders of cbg

Started by Jens Bo Frederiksen. Last reply by Jack Brandenburg Mar 16, 2018. 5 Replies

Hej hvor mange er vi som bygger i danmark. Er der nogen som vil være med til at lave et træf hvor vi spiller eller deler bygge tricksHilsenJensContinue

I used to live in Norway

Started by Tim Greenhalgh. Last reply by Jarmo Katajisto Aug 19, 2013. 1 Reply

Tim Greenhalgh presents CBGs to "Canned Heat"Just click on the link above to see the video.Hey my Scandinavian friends, I just wanted to…Continue

Finding red oak/poplar/maple in norway

Started by Vini Machado. Last reply by Brian Wallace Jun 9, 2013. 3 Replies

I moved to bergen, norway a few months ago and have had a hard time finding wood for necks. When i lived in boston i could just go to home depot and get oak and poplar at the right size but here it…Continue

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Comment by JP Swenson on October 2, 2011 at 3:18am
Hello distant cousins!  My paternal grandparents came from some where in Sweden.  Maternal roots in Norway and Denmark.  With a name like Swenson, it's pretty clear where the ancestors came from!
Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on September 8, 2011 at 3:49am

Hello Jarmo,

 

I believe my great grandfather was from Helsinki and my great grandmother was from north in Lapland.  She and her sisters left for America when they were fairly young and traveled alone.

 

There were many, many Finns where I grew up in the central part of NY state.  They all had poultry farms in the 40's and 50's and most were large land owners.

 

Several years ago I made a business trip to Helsinki and some areas just around the city.  It was a very enjoyable few days.

Comment by Dan Sleep on September 7, 2011 at 9:04am

I just built a Finnish CBG a few weeks ago. Here is a picture of it:

 

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/photo/finish-dishwasher-canjo-2?conte...

 

 

Comment by Jarmo Katajisto on September 7, 2011 at 7:46am

Hello ED and welcome to group.

 

Do you know of any where in the Finnish grandparents are natives of ?
Sisu and sauna .. yes, famous things from Finland, and all who are distantly related to Finnish is much more "Sisu"
by the way, if you have old skis, leave it as they are, old wooden skis are valuable.
Difficult to have a cross-country skiing, but they are old so it means that very valuable.
terveisin
Jarmo
Comment by Bad Finger (Eric) on September 7, 2011 at 3:43am

Hello to my friends from Finland.  My great-grandparents were immigrants to the USA - family name Pietila.  My great grandmother spoke little English and my grandfather, unfortunately, did not pass much of any Finnish language to his children.  We learned the important things like sauna and Sisu, but that's about it.

 

I have a set of old wooden skis brought over from Finland and they have become unusable and damaged over the years of changing hands.  Maybe I can find a way to make a guitar neck or several from them.  :)

 

Kiitos!

Comment by Jarmo Katajisto on October 28, 2010 at 11:08pm
Thanks Kari, yes , few working partners hear that interview but probably they are not intresting CBG´s.
Comment by Kari O. Kantola on October 28, 2010 at 7:29pm
Jarmo: nice interview!!! :-) Hope that it gives some publicity...
Comment by Kari O. Kantola on October 28, 2010 at 7:16pm
In Graceland there is:
Sunday 5.12. Gangster of Love, one band from Turku!
Saturday 11.12. Erja Lyytinen, my favorite blues artist from Finland!!!
Comment by Jarmo Katajisto on October 20, 2010 at 9:21pm
my interview in local radio station in Finland

http://areena.yle.fi/audio/1371175
Comment by Jarmo Katajisto on October 20, 2010 at 6:13pm
 

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Danish builders of cbg

Started by Jens Bo Frederiksen. Last reply by Jack Brandenburg Mar 16, 2018. 5 Replies

I used to live in Norway

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Finding red oak/poplar/maple in norway

Started by Vini Machado. Last reply by Brian Wallace Jun 9, 2013. 3 Replies

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