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The Great Midwest

From Arkansas to Minnesota and all points in-between and all-around, we live in a land rich in blues and bluegrass. Lets see if we can get some activity going around here!!

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Twin Cities group

Started by Matt Gallagher. Last reply by Darryl Tuttle Jan 16, 2016. 3 Replies

Every time I try to make a Mill City CBG group, some snippy admin deletes it, but are there enough people from the Minneapolis St. Paul area who want to form a group or at least hang out here on this…Continue

on the banks of joachim creek desoto

Started by Nemo. Last reply by Mr.C Dec 17, 2012. 1 Reply

transplant to the area, but i love it. like to here their are others on the mid coast with the same addiction.... ohh and.....whoo...Continue

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Hey Everyone

Started by JohnWoodward. Last reply by Mr.C Dec 14, 2012. 3 Replies

The name is John and I'm in the Dixon/Ft.Leonardwood MO. area.Curious if anyone else is around hereContinue

Hey everybody

Started by Ryan Lansing. Last reply by jamie bark Jul 10, 2012. 3 Replies

I just joined. I live in Lake Delton, WI (although my address is in Baraboo for some reason). Grew up in southern MN, lived in Madison for a long time. I finished my first CBG last week and I have…Continue

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Comment by Maddog on October 22, 2012 at 5:04am

Welcome SlowFoot and welcome to you're newfound addiction, just like Lay's tater chips "You can't build just 1 CBG". I can't say for sure how many I've built but it ain't never enough:-)

Comment by SlowFoot on October 22, 2012 at 3:57am

Hey all, Phil here from Minneapolis Minnesota. Finally getting off my butt and doing some things on this great site. Just finishing my 2nd build, a 4 string, that I completely built including fretting the neck. That was fun. Never thought I could even attempt that. Looking forward to more!

Comment by Maddog on October 6, 2012 at 11:57am

Hey all, Nebraska here. I live north of Omaha a spell and I searched everywhere for fret wire when I was starting out building CBG's and ended up ordering it from Ben. He's got good wire and the price is right.

Comment by Wichita Sam on July 25, 2012 at 4:44am

When I was starting out, I found a couple repair shops that sold me "sticks" of fretwire.  Most music stores don't have inhouse repair shops.  Ask them where they get their work done and go there.  Most people in the music business are eager to help out beginners.

 

the best,

 

Wichita Sam

Comment by Ryan Lansing on July 24, 2012 at 3:43pm

Anyone know of a place in or near WI that sells fret wire? I've been to every music store in the Madison area and they just give me places to order it online. I'm about to do my first fret job so I want to be able to make my choice in person rather than guess what I'm getting based on pictures and measurements online. I'm willing to spend a Saturday driving a couple hundred miles for this. Thanks in advance.

Comment by Wichita Sam on May 24, 2012 at 12:17pm

I just moved back to the springfield missouri area to be a more active "papa"... been building and playing for 5 years.... Playing the Heritage Music Festival in Mt. Vernon in June... we need to arrange an all Missouri CBG bbg and jam.  Anyone in the KC area look up Kevin Kraft... He's a great guy and organizing a Festival in conjunction with the KC Blues fest....August 26....

 

If I can lend a hand to my CBG brethren, just text me...

 

the best,

 

Wichita (now living in the promised land of Missouri) Sam

Comment by PapaSimone on April 18, 2012 at 1:59am

Milwaukee in the house!  

Comment by jamie bark on April 17, 2012 at 4:28pm

Wisconsin? Anyone? Live about a 1/2 hr from the Minnesota border- wonder if there are any other CBG players around here?

 

Comment by timothy chessel jr on March 24, 2012 at 5:11pm

whats up from des moines iowa, not much of a cbg scene here in iowa but thats fine, mabie when i get some inventory built up it will be easy to sell with no compition, but thats a long way off

Comment by Bullet Head Jeffrey on March 7, 2012 at 7:10am

Hello from Woodhull IL. originally from Galesburg IL

New to the CBGs. 2 builds. both 3 stringers. One needs redoing cuz not happy with it but that's the fun of it. Can't wait for the weather to break and get in the shop without being cold.

 

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Twin Cities group

Started by Matt Gallagher. Last reply by Darryl Tuttle Jan 16, 2016. 3 Replies

on the banks of joachim creek desoto

Started by Nemo. Last reply by Mr.C Dec 17, 2012. 1 Reply

Hey Everyone

Started by JohnWoodward. Last reply by Mr.C Dec 14, 2012. 3 Replies

Hey everybody

Started by Ryan Lansing. Last reply by jamie bark Jul 10, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello from Mid Missouri

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