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rick harris replied to J.J. Rango's discussion Do you have adobe Illustrator cs6???? Question for you
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Ted Crocker posted a video

Club Ted Tropical Resort & Guitar Shop Tease

A tease of the new digs in Stuart Florida... Still unpacking and setting up, wait till I do another vid in a week and when done and it's light out and you ca...
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Greg Bement replied to Greg Bement's discussion Advice on making a wooden banjo ring.... of sorts....LOL
"Update.  After thinning the neck to a more playable size I decided to to round it some. MISTAKE!!!! lol rounded the front not the rear.  So had to shave about a 1/4" off, which made it a rectangle again.  Added a top layer to…"
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David Strickler joined J.J. Rango's group

Old Radio Guitar amps

Homemade amps made from old vintage radios is really fun and easy, with just a few wires hacked into you can turn that radio into a guitar amp!There' lots of info at the website…See More
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Tim LaFave posted a photo

Art and Craft show

I had an art and craft show Saturday, July 19, and sold six of ten guitars and a tin can microphone, so I came home happy and confirmed as a builder!
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J.J. Rango replied to J.J. Rango's discussion Do you have adobe Illustrator cs6???? Question for you
"Cool and for sure!  look for a FULL standard version, not the academic or upgrade version as I will not be able to register those...and you know where to find me!  "
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Mark Stowe posted a video

One String BANJO Homemade Cookie Tin Canjo with Eye bolt tuning key

A quick demo of a new thing I put together... homemade one string banjo with a cookie tin for the body, a 1/2 for the neck and a eye bolt screw for the tunin...
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rick harris replied to J.J. Rango's discussion Do you have adobe Illustrator cs6???? Question for you
"this is a big collage town im sure I can find one ,I will start looking for ya "
David Strickler posted a photo

Next 3 string build 001

This is what I am starting on,I am very new to this stuff but am learning fast.
Roy D Durrence left a comment for David Strickler
"Welcome David. Have fun ......."
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"Thanks for the Welcome,I am very glad that I found this site."
J.J. Rango posted a video

Great South Bay Music Festival July 20th, 2014 Casey Baron

Great South Bay Music Festival July 20th, 2014 14 year old Casey Baron has been playing the guitar since the age of 8. He developed a passion to build his ow...
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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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    Clubhouse Group Photo

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by rick harris on Saturday. 199 Replies

    Important Message FOR ALL Clubhouse Members

    Started by J.J. Rango. Last reply by J.J. Rango Jul 8. 4 Replies

    Setting Intonation on frettless cbg

    Started by rick harris. Last reply by rick harris Jun 30. 3 Replies

    Resonator baritone uke?

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    Neck Size

    Started by Jim "Jimbo's" Burt. Last reply by Wichita Sam Jun 29. 4 Replies

    Tuning problems

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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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