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The Great Northwest

Its time to organise the brothers in The Pacific Northwest. Lets get this network goin so's we can have festivals and such like our southern bros. PLayers, builders and doodlers, all are welcome.

Location: Bend,Oregon
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Started by James Kirkpatrick. Last reply by Charlie Fricke Oct 4, 2018. 7 Replies

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Comment by Doug Thorsvik on July 10, 2019 at 9:57am

Cigar Box Guitar Slingers - Spokane will have our 10th meeting on Monday, August 5, 6:00 - 7:45 PM at the Airway Heights Library! Our meetings have been going well. Our tablet friendly songbook which can be downloaded at our website is over 75 songs now. Our group is pretty much very new players. We are playing fretted GDG three string CBGs with a one-finger style rhythm style approach and are having a great time: https://sites.google.com/site/cigarboxguitarslingersspokane/

Comment by Rick Flink on May 25, 2019 at 7:52am

Is there no one in Northwest Montana that builds cbg’s? I’m in Kalispell and would really like to meet up with builders in this area! 

Comment by Bob Rau on May 14, 2019 at 10:04am

Hi folks. I'm from Poulsbo, Washington, and have been building CBGs since 2015 after being inspired by Dean Moller's instruments at the Pike Place Market in Seattle. Drop by the Verksted Gallery Artist's Cooperative in Poulsbo where my instruments are sold or contact me here. I'd love to get together with other CBG builders in the area.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on December 1, 2018 at 2:40pm

Cigar Box Guitar Slingers - Spokane will have our 2nd meeting on Monday, Dec 3, 6:00 - 7:45 PM at the Medical Lake Library! Our first meeting of 6 players went pretty good. I created a tablet friendly songbook for us to use. Our group is pretty much very new players. We are playing fretted GDG three string CBGs with a one-finger style rhythm style approach. 

Comment by Rowdy Berry on November 19, 2018 at 2:29pm

seems slim pickins round these parts. I'm in Vancouver, WA. Did not realize there was a NW group.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 21, 2018 at 1:54pm

I’m interested in starting a builders/players group in Spokane. If you are interested, just let me know.

Comment by Del Puckett on August 10, 2017 at 6:44am

My name is Del Puckett - I moved to Portland (Hillsboro) one year ago.  I've met Sony (Chickiboom) and Hard luck Chuck so far... Glad to be here !!! 

Comment by Hard luck chuck on March 14, 2016 at 7:18pm
Hey William - we should get in touch. I'm in Clackamas and was just learning a 6 string when I got drawn into the CBG world a couple years ago. This site is great for building tips, tricks & ideas plus great videos here and on YouTube.
Comment by William Reinhardt on March 12, 2016 at 5:42pm

I live in Portland, and I have finished 2 CBGs and 1 CBBass. I am working on my 3rd CBG, presently. I've been trying to learn to play my 2 string bass, and 3 string guitar by learning to read tablature, and watching videos. Are there any other novices in the area who are into building CBGs and learning to play?

Comment by Gordon Cooper on March 1, 2016 at 5:37pm

Hi! Anyone else from Washington State here? I'm in Bremerton, just across the Puget Sound from Seattle. CBG's don't have any real presence here. None even at FolkLife-I know, I asked. 

 

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