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cbg mechanics

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Wind Jamming

Handmade Wind Instruments
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Beginner Questions - ABCs

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Forgotten Instruments

Maybe we could gather together some forgotten trad. instruments under this group. I think it could be interesting... I don't know much for example intsruments that native american indians used, or people in australia etc.See More
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Kitchen Sink Builders Challenge

Search the kitchen for parts to use in your builds. Just because the official challenge is over doesn't mean you shouldn't use something in the kitchen in your build and post it here.See More
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Wishbringer Hand-crafted instruments

Home of FlatCat™ pickups.  Custom CBGs and 6-string electrics, custom amps and more.Link is here:  Wishbringer store  (…See More
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I Love My Dremel!

Share tips for getting more out of these fantastic machines, recommend attachments, bits, fittings, etc your jigs and techniques
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Steampunk Dungeon

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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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    String Tension

    Started by Richard Brown. Last reply by Richard Brown yesterday. 7 Replies

    Building My Personal Guitar: SeaMist

    Started by Wayfinder. Last reply by Wayfinder on Tuesday. 13 Replies

    Variation on a CBG.

    Started by Bruce Ferrero. Last reply by Wayfinder on Sunday. 3 Replies

    wood pick up??

    Started by john mackay. Last reply by john mackay Oct 1. 4 Replies

    Clubhouse Group Photo

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by steviegCBG Sep 25. 213 Replies

    Gas Soldering Iron??

    Started by john mackay. Last reply by Wayfinder Sep 24. 5 Replies

    String Retainer ideas

    Started by Dave Steingart. Last reply by Dave Steingart Sep 20. 9 Replies

    Any interest in acrylic templates?

    Started by John Sawyer. Last reply by John Sawyer Sep 20. 3 Replies

    Neck design ideas, need input!

    Started by Greg Bement. Last reply by Greg Bement Sep 20. 9 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


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