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Jim N. commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo
Jim N. commented on Joseph McFarlane's photo


"Just beautiful."
Shady Grove commented on Shady Grove's photo

Steal Your Flounders Cigar Box tambourine

"Thanks Ted. I made this for a benefit for my friend who plays guitar with Flounders Without Eyes. http://www.moontowersaloon.com/sun-sept-4-makin-waves-mitch-fundraiser/"
Lapsteel washboard posted photos
Lapsteel washboard joined Randy S. Bretz's group

" Critter Crafting "

Creating your build or a part for one to look like an animal. Any type of " critter " from bugs to elephants, also " woodspirits " which are fun to carve and look cool. Thx to David for throwing out the groups name.See More
William Allman added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...


Hello everyone!My name is Bill. For about 30 years I have been involved in woodworking. I built Everything I could think of, just so I was working with wood. Projects as large as a table and as small as a ring box. One day I read a story about a man…See More
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- Hello - My Name Is...

The Clubhouse is a community of friends. Introduce yourself and lets get to know a little about each other.See More
Joseph McFarlane posted an album


Woods: some flame maple with a little spalting from a small, local sawmill; padauk fingerboard; flame maple neck; quartersawn sycamore headstock veneer; padauk and sycamore pickup ring. MacNelly "Stagger Swagger" gold-foil pickup. Grunt factor: up…
Joseph McFarlane posted photos
Ted Crocker commented on Shady Grove's photo
William Allman is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Tug Wilsson left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you much for my birthday wished and cake. I have had a great day playing my new 5-string banjo and all my CBG's. It is nearly time for a chat with Jack Daniels!!! Take care, be well Tug Wilsson"
Tim LaFave commented on Tim LaFave's video

Stairway To Heaven on a Tin Can Guitar

"Thank you, Gustavo ... ;)"
Gustavo Casado commented on Tim LaFave's video

Stairway To Heaven on a Tin Can Guitar

"Good, Very good sound in this beatiful melody and played very well."
Shady Grove posted photos
Leanna M. King posted a status
"This is a picture of Walter Trout and me at Famous Dave's BBQ bar and grill, Downtown Minneapolis, Mn. Gettin back to making CBG's"
Aug 24
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Aug 24
Ted Crocker commented on Gregory E. Payne's video

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"Pretty cool"
Aug 23
Gregory Einar Turner left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Appreciate the birthday cake. I still have my chapman stick with strings on the back of the neck in the pipe line. It's in Bali but it's coming to Santa Fe where I have moved recently. I've also ordered a custom made double neck…"
Aug 22
Gregory E. Payne posted a video

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Four String Delta Blues Style Hand Made Guitar and Pick up. Group Song Corinia
Aug 21




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CBG HQ - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters

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We're creating cigar box guitars, diddley bows, ukes, banjos, canjos, kalimbas, mandolins, fiddles, dulcimers, washtub basses, stompers, drums, flutes and all types of instruments, noisemakers & amps in our shops, garages and on kitchen tables using everyday objects. Join the Handmade Music Clubhouse Orchestra...

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There are a lot of friendly, helpful people here happy to answer any questions and offer advice on building and playing. The Clubhouse features can be confusing, check out the Site Roadmap and FAQ section. Confused? Just ask!  Open the Jukebox in a new window, resize it, and listen to music from our members.

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    Cbg stickers

    Started by marty correll. Last reply by Mike S Aug 14. 4 Replies

    Tone for CBG "Stomp Box"

    Started by Kevin "Raven" Bush. Last reply by Steve Rider Aug 14. 3 Replies

    Pickup Problems

    Started by Phil Hale. Last reply by Alan Brennan Jul 12. 11 Replies

    Fingerboard Restoration

    Started by Jonesy. Last reply by Lapsteel washboard Jul 4. 7 Replies

    Happy 4th of July!

    Started by Lapsteel washboard Jul 4. 0 Replies

    David Gilmour's Floating Studio

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jul 2. 8 Replies

    CNC Routers

    Started by Dirtfloorcracker. Last reply by Kathy Creek May 31. 10 Replies

    jointer help

    Started by darryl.kernaghan. Last reply by darryl.kernaghan May 6. 2 Replies

    Thanks Randy!

    Original hand carved art by Randy S Bretz crafted as a shopwarming gift for the new Crocker Guitars location. Randy makes awesome instruments, bone slides, noters, picks and hand carved art pieces. See more on his page.

    Handmade Music Clubhouse - Established November 20, 2009

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