The Stringed Instruments and Guitar Tube Amps of Ian Schneller and his Chicago School of Guitar Making

From the Blog

September 2019

Aluminum Maccaferri 2019

The Specimen Maccaferri has been given new life! Updates include new machining with one piece back and sides and a new piezo/magnetic, mono/stereo output. The prototype is almost complete and a small batch of eight is soon to follow. These will be available on a first come first serve basis. Reserve your The Specimen Maccaferri […]

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In the News

March 2018

Enjoy Illinois

According to Ian, in today’s society, not many children learn how to make and design products from scratch. Specimen Products aims to fill that gap. In some ways, Ian says, the Chicago School of Guitar Making is like “Montessori for adults.” It’s about working with your hands, about the tactile experience of creating something, about […]

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