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Jim N. commented on Ted Crocker's album


"Outstanding collection of work. Imaginative, artistic, nicely executed... brilliant in every respect."
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Dan DeBruler joined billy freedom's group

Broomstick Nation

A place to talk about broomstick necks, weapons and witchcraft.
Leonard Rice commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Homemade Bass Builders
"I used a beer cap pick up (a peizo stuck in a beer cap with silicone) and some of that blue removable tacky putty for hanging pictures and just moved it around the body till it sounded best. I don't know how that would work if yours is a solid…"
Leonard Rice commented on Arnold Velterop's photo
Leonard Rice commented on Leonard Rice's photo


"Worn out steel strings and new giant bass machine heads from CBGitty."
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"I was given a set of steel off a friends bass. But I think I may switch D and G back to whackers I think they sounded as good. The A was ok but the E was really flabby."
Jim N. commented on Ted Crocker's photo

Ted Bau

"I checked out some of the 'dan bau' videos on youtube. What a great sound."
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Tony Padillo commented on Tony Padillo's video


"I found this homade banjo at goodwill. didn't work so good, so I turned into a 4 string cbg, still needs some work."
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Canzone Danza

This is a video of my son and I playing Canzone Danza on my tenor reso uke.
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RIGuitars commented on Leonard Rice's photo


"Sweet!!! I like the weed wacker strings. I've used the a couple of times."
RIGuitars commented on Tony Padillo's video


"Nice. The first instrument my son and I build was using a box just like that."
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Cisco 'Kid' Santoya 'Rollin In The Dough' (studio take)

Cisco 'Kid' Santoya 'Rollin' In The Dough' (studio take) (lyrics below) Tex-Mex Border Music http://www.sixnoterguitars.com/ 'Rollin’ In The Dough' (Gene Jai...
Russ DeSomer is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
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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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    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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