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GRAHAM HEMPSTOCK left a comment for Ted Crocker
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"Hello again, Ted. No, I did not find a diagram that fit, so from my vast wealth of lack of knowledge and experience, I created one. Oh, and my profile picture has me sneaking up on an extra kitchen chair that's about to  have surgery, due…"
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"Hello, Ted. I had a question when I joined and thus far the entire world wide web has not a single reference to any wiring diagram or comment about "in-bridge piezo disc with volume, on/off switch, neck humbucker with volume, on/off switch, and…"
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Marvin O'Gravel replied to Don Craig's discussion Greetings, Don Craig here, Saranac, NY in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Ah, yes , Saranac, NY. A beautiful place.  I miss my home in New Windsor, NY in the Catskills. Good to have you in the group. "
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John Dietz left a comment for Skeesix
"Just been hacking around stuff like strings , percussion , wind , for friends of mine . Started when I was a kid . Was living in San Fran. In the late 60's to early 70's . Really not In to any style . I like 50's rock and up , ethnic…"
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Skeesix left a comment for John Dietz
"Hi John, I started back sometime in the 2000s. I made a diddley bow copying the one on Richard Johnston's album cover. Then I found Shane Speal's Cigar Box Guitar Yahoo Group which had about 300 people in it. Eventually that morphed into…"
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"Very cool Marvin!"
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Ted Crocker commented on Brad Ellin's photo

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"These are awesome Brad!"
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Marvin O'Gravel commented on Marvin O'Gravel's photo


"Scrap pallet wood is my favorite thing to work with."
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Marvin O'Gravel posted a status
"Here's some pics from my latest build. "Steel Top Florence" It has an open, curved back/soundboard. Better pics coming."
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"Very nice build Spenser!"
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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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