Stringed Instruments, Horn Speakers, and Tube Amplifiers by Ian Schneller

Welcome to the Chicago School of Guitar Making

Classes and Open Shops are back up and running adherent to local policies and guidelines. The space is very open with lots of fresh outside air and cross ventilation. We exercise safe hygiene and dust control. The workshop has been rearranged with workbenches ten feet apart. Come learn and create at CSGM!

From the Blog

June 2022

Repair Journal Gibson U Harp Guitar Restoration

Click to See Everything in My REPAIR JOURNAL I did a full restoration on this Gibson Style U. Lots of seam and crack repair. Repaired bridge and tuners. Some finish touch up. I fabricated a tuning hammer for the harp strings as it was missing.  It was sold to the owner as a wall hanger […]

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In the News

December 2020

The New Yorker

Andrew Bird’s Cozy Melancholy The singer-songwriter-whistler-violinist adapts his “Gezelligheid” holiday concerts for the pandemic age. By Sarah Larson December 7, 2020 For the past several holiday seasons, Andrew Bird, the warmly tuneful singer-songwriter-whistler-violinist, has performed a concert series called “Gezelligheid”—meaning “coziness,” or kind of a Dutch hygge—often at the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago. The holiday […]

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