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. We wear masks, the space is very open with lots of fresh outside air and cross ventilation, we exercise safe hygiene. The workshop has been rearranged with workbenches ten feet apart and class size is limited. Come learn and create at CSGM!

From the Blog

February 2021

Esquire – “Reverse Three Way” circuit

Three wonderful and intuitive presets present a functional package for the modern Esquire player   (Switch Towards Neck) Pickup straight to 1/4 output- most direct (Switch in Middle position) Pickup through Volume Pot to 1/4 output- no frills (Switch Away From Neck) Pickup through Volume and Tone Pots- Standard Circuit Path

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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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