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We welcome visitors to our shop anytime during business hours. Visitors can check out the latest custom work in process, tour our school, and demo some of our custom instruments, amps and horn speakers. For group tours, please contact us to schedule a convenient time.

Specimen Guitar Shop building in Chicago, IL


Our guitar shop / school is located about 4 miles west of downtown Chicago (see map below) in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The shop, located within a large brick building, is outfitted with a full woodshop, metal shop and service area. Street parking is located right on Homan Avenue in front of our entrance.

Specimen Products
The Chicago School of Guitar Making
1240 N. Homan Avenue
Chicago IL 60651
Phone: 773.489.4830
Email: info@

Business Hours

Monday through Fridays: 12:00 – 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 12:00 – 5:00 pm; Closed on Sundays


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If you wish to get more information about the instruments, horn speakers or amps that appear on this website, or to discuss the possibilities of a particular commission project or repair, please feel free to contact us by email, phone or in person.

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