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Jim N. posted photos
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Bill Turner posted photos
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Ted Crocker commented on Jim N.'s photo

Humo Tin Re-do

"Looks great Jim!  Try Try making your own knob."
5 hours ago
Nick Pijfers left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks very much Ted. Cheers."
7 hours ago
Willardj commented on Norbert Kochhan's video

Stompbox blues

"Nice one..."
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Pete "Papa Bo" Turner left a comment for Mike Newcomer
"Not far at all. Perhaps we can get together, if I ever good enough to carry a tune. Best Holiday wishes to you and your family."
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Dave Lynas left a comment for Mark Lillo
"Hey Mark, cold old winter's here already. Looks like a long time till spring from here. Keep warm and make some beautiful guitars."
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Mark Lillo left a comment for Dave Lynas
"Happy birthday Dave."
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Mike Newcomer left a comment for Pete "Papa Bo" Turner
"Hi Papa Bo......your not that far from me....I live just outside Carlisle.Like the built...looks great.Hope you and your family are enjoying the day.......keep the music alive"
Mike Newcomer commented on Mike Newcomer 's photo


"This box is tin......I found it at a yard sale.It really didn't sound like you would think....only one I every came across"
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Pete "Papa Bo" Turner replied to Mike Newcomer 's discussion Hello from South Central Pa in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Welcome to the Madness Mike! I live just over the Mason Dixon Line from Hanover. But unlike you I'm musically handicapped. Built my 1st CBG a year ago. Since then have made a few more plus Canjos. Now I'm having fun learning to play the…"
bairfoot cajun commented on jim's photo

Da Grain is poppin!

"lookin good jim bro....."
steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo

The Blacksnake

"looks good  randy "
Randy S. Bretz posted a photo
Norbert Kochhan posted a video

Sausage Fingers Blues/ Wurstfinger Blues

Played on Original PEZ Peppermint Sugarfree Tin Diddley Bow
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Mark Lillo commented on Mike Newcomer 's photo


"Nice looking box Mike."
Mike Newcomer added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

Hello from South Central Pa

Hello everyone.....my name is rustyhubcap(Mike).I have been playing for bout 30 years...played most shore points in the north east.Came across cbg's bout 10 years ago and built my first 8 years ago and been building and playing them every since.I…See More
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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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    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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