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"It's fun to branch out and try your hand at bending. It will open up a new variety of instruments you can build. Good luck Dan. I look forward to seeing the finished uke."
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Rob from Florida

Hello all...I'm Rob, from Florida, in the good ol' U.S.A..I've always loved music, but especially the Delta blues. I have always wanted to learn to play it; but on period instruments, as I don't have the financial wherewithal to afford fancy guitars…See More
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Steven Miles left a comment for Peter Hendley
"I preparing for the 2nd annual St. Louis MO. festival in June. Couple of my projects include a wooden bowl banjo and an antique ironing board lap steel."
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Peter Hendley left a comment for Steven Miles
"Hullo Steven, sorry bout being late replying. Saw a pic of your "Uke" (?) on this website, looks nice. My venture into a diddly bow is limited to what was a garden stake attached to a cigar box; a guitar string in G and a peizo pickup, can…"
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Ted Crocker left a comment for Robert Dawkins
"Hi Robert, welcome to the Clubhouse! The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be…"
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Mercury Blues Cigar Box Edition 4/3/2014 The Camillians

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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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