Handmade Music Clubhouse

Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters - CBG HQ

* * * * * N E W S * * * * *


 Learn to Play Cigar Box Guitar            

                 Click Here!

       - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

         Clubhouse Juke Box

   Handmade Music Only Please



Latest Activity

Kevin Edward Rose left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the birthday wishes, Ted!"
21 hours ago
Ted Crocker commented on Jim N.'s photo


"This is pretty cool Jim"
Daniel Yost is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Jim N. posted photos
Cretscii Guitars Indonesia left a comment for Cretscii Guitars Indonesia
"Thanks for remind me for the nice info mr. Ted, Best Regards CRETSCII GUITARS"
Cretscii Guitars Indonesia commented on Ted Crocker's group - Hello - My Name Is...
"HELLO EVERYONE, my name is Catur, i build and playing Cbg also dogbowl guitars builder, cretsciiguitars is my brand homemade guitar. Iam from Jakarta, Indonesia. Iam so sory my English very broken. iam very happy to found this site. Best…"
Cretscii Guitars Indonesia joined Ted Crocker's group

- 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
Profile IconEd Roudebush, raza and Don Podwin joined Handmade Music Clubhouse
William C. Shoemaker posted a discussion

What is the best string spacing at the nut for a four stringer?

I am making a license plate / sign guitar with the sign being 12"X 9" celebrating the Irish heritage of a friend.  The bridge I am using came from Gitty.  My mind took a vacation and I spaced the string indentions too wide (3/8") at the nut for the…See More
William C. Shoemaker left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Ted, thank you for the birthday wishes.  In the Peanuts cartoon Lucy said that, "Birthdays are the crabgrass on the lawn of life."  I appreciate the salutations but at 72 I just take one day at a time!  Hope you are doing…"
Ted Crocker commented on brucebrydges's photo


"Great build!"
Ted Crocker commented on brucebrydges's photo


"Very nice Bruce!"
brucebrydges posted photos
Ted Crocker commented on Don Podwin's photo


"Very cool Don!"
Don Podwin posted photos
Don Podwin left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the friend add. I'm hoping to learn a lot of good work arounds and am just starting to do my own wiring jobs. So thanks for the wiring diagrams. Cheers"
James Conder replied to James Conder's discussion Stupid question from a newbie
"Thanks. "
Ted Crocker commented on George Shannon Hagerman's photo


"Nice build George!"
Chris Anderson is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse




Ted Crocker created this Ning Network.

Welcome to the Clubhouse!

CBG HQ - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters

We're making music fun again...


  • Add Photos
  • View All

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...

Details & Bigger Photo Here. Submit a photo and join the band!.

We're a fun community! Get involved...

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.

Add your location on the Clubhouse Members Map - we're global! Check out the Groups and add something interesting or ask questions. Post your photos and videos and add music to the jukebox!  

Please comment on the pics, vids, forums & blogs.  Use the Search function to easily find info you're interested in.

Click Chat Page to open the chat room in another window so you can chat and browse the Clubhouse. It's an active chat and an instant answer to any questions or just a place to make friends and learn. Check out the Midnight Luthiers Club meeting...


Active Conversations

Disconnected (2 online)


    You are disconnected from chat. Connect to join the chat.

    Suspended From Chat

    Sign up to chat on Handmade Music Clubhouse.

    Sign Up


    Stupid question from a newbie

    Started by James Conder. Last reply by James Conder on Saturday. 2 Replies

    Hello Intro and my first cgar box project

    Started by Bryan Faulstich. Last reply by Ted Crocker Oct 19. 1 Reply

    “Landfill Harmonic” The Recycled Orchestra Of Paraguay

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Larry "mac" McCormick Sep 15. 17 Replies

    Fretboard inlay dots

    Started by Jonesy. Last reply by Dan Florko Sep 14. 12 Replies

    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

    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

    by Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear


    Great book by Clubhouse Member David Sutton

    Great book by Clubhouse Member Mike Orr



    Blog Posts

    Guitars4Vets Lesson.

    Posted by Peter Faris on May 27, 2016 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

    NO PICTURE!!!!!!

    Posted by Peter Faris on May 23, 2016 at 1:02pm 1 Comment


    Posted by Peter Faris on May 23, 2016 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

    2 pickups 2 volume pots

    Posted by jeff weins on March 20, 2016 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

    Another Project

    Posted by Bill Baker on March 9, 2016 at 6:11pm 1 Comment

    First 5 keys for portative organ

    Posted by Bjørn Houdorf on February 26, 2016 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

    Bonjour !!!!

    Posted by alain beaudet on December 29, 2015 at 6:47pm 0 Comments

    Other places to find me

    Posted by George Liros on December 11, 2015 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

    Guitars 4 Vets.

    Posted by Peter Faris on November 6, 2015 at 11:42am 1 Comment

    Documenting my first builds.

    Posted by Hollywood on October 13, 2015 at 1:30am 8 Comments

    Recycling wood

    Posted by Alan Garrett on June 29, 2015 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

    Fret-slotting jig

    Posted by Alan Garrett on June 26, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

    The Woman I Love.

    Posted by billy jones bluez on May 25, 2015 at 3:26pm 0 Comments

    © 2016   Created by Ted Crocker.   Powered by

    Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service