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
Members: 90
Latest Activity: May 26

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Northwest builder check in

Started by James Kirkpatrick. Last reply by Rick Flink May 26. 6 Replies

Glad I found this group

Started by Mike Strehlow. Last reply by Wyatt Solaas Nov 9, 2013. 8 Replies

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Comment by Doug Thorsvik on May 21, 2018 at 8:54pm

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 1:44pm

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 15, 2016 at 2:18am
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 11:42pm

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 11:37pm

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. 

Comment by Thomas Morgan on January 29, 2016 at 2:55pm

Just got around to searching through all of these groups. Northwest group! Too cool!

I'm in Medford. I try to play a little, but mostly a builder. I've always been building something, most recently knives and motorcycles but now of course obsessed with CBG's to the exclusion of most everything else. 

I see a few years back this group talked about local events a lot. Would love to hear more about things happening around here. They are having some sort of CBG thing at the Eugene Saturday Market this June I believe, but doesn't seem to be much info available yet.

Comment by Hard luck chuck on November 3, 2015 at 1:02am
Hi Tim - beautiful part of OR you live in. I'm out in Clackamas but got a chance to do the Minam Lake/lake basin loop a couple years ago. Still have those pics as my screen saver, sigh.
Comment by Tim on October 4, 2015 at 2:18am

Hello Gang. I'm in Cove Oregon.

Comment by Moedecker on July 23, 2015 at 1:01pm

Cool Mark. I used to hop up to Medford  from Mt. Shasta once a month to do my tax free shopping. I lived in Ashland, Talent, and worked in Jacksonville  for awhile. I still have some acquaintances in the area but not many as time goes by. Thanks for the info.

Comment by Mark Lindsay on July 23, 2015 at 12:37pm

Friend request sent, Moedecker. I moved from Carson City to Medford Oregon in 2012. I'm originally from Medford, so I basically came home. There are several great builders up here. I'm not sure about K-Falls, but Bend is home to Low Budget Luthier, and you won't meet a nicer guy. He's a fantastic builder too. 


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