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Rose Ericson commented on Rose Ericson's photo


"Thanks Ted as soon as I finish this I will post a sound check. It is very resonate. If I speak into the sound hole it eccos like a guitar does. I am excited to string it up."
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Ted Crocker commented on Rose Ericson's photo


"This is awesome Rose!"
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Rose Ericson posted a status
"These are not the best photos but at least it is an update"
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Frank Whitney is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Ted Crocker commented on Rusty James's photo

Epiphone Les Paul 1960s Tribute Pro.

"Gorgeous!  Awesome wood & finish!"
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Mare Cat commented on Ted Crocker's video
Mare Cat left a comment for Ted Crocker
"HUGE fan of those who play your rigs, Ice Bob, Ben, all sound AMAZING, Gracie!"
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"Thank you again Ted, good to be back. Cheers, Mare Cat."
Mare Cat left a comment for Rusty James
"Good to see you here, Rusty James! So glad you brought your music with you, look forward to it all. ALOHA, Mare Cat."
Rusty James posted songs
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Rick "rocket" Moore commented on Ted Crocker's group Cigar Box Guitars
"decided to build a new guitar. I used mahogany for the neck . I was going to put a single coil pickup in it but it came out so good already, I don't want to mess it up by cutting into the neck. I'll keep those parts for another build…"
Jim N. left a comment for Rose Ericson
"Thank you. (You're too kind! :D"
Rose Ericson posted a status
"Thanks guys I will post when I am finished!"
Rusty James is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
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Rick "rocket" Moore joined J.J. Rango's group

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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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    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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