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Ken Mayfield joined Ted Crocker's group

Pickups & Wiring

Plug it in!
1 hour ago
JP Swenson commented on Mark Lillo's photo

An afternoon with Charlie Parr

"That's pretty damn cool Mark!   Charlie seems like a pretty laid back, cool guy.  I bet that was a blast. "
1 hour ago
Ice Bob posted photos
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Jim N. posted a photo


♫There's a thing creepin' in the woodsLike an ill wind that blows no goodWomen and children begin to howlWhen the moon-dog is on the prowl!♫-Hoodoo Man, John Fogerty
4 hours ago
Jim N. commented on Janne Nieminen's video

Bottleneck John.

"Oh, yeah!!"
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Jim N. commented on Janne Nieminen's video
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Paul Marsh commented on Paul Marsh's video

Spoonful Blues

"Thank you Ted :) glad you like it, it's great to have such positive feedback, this recording was done straight into my iPad, placed a mini amp right up close to the mic. We got a little recording studio in the place I work and I'm hoping…"
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Art Gallery

How bout a group for the pieces of artwork we create....Other than our instruments of course!
10 hours ago
Ted Crocker commented on Paul Marsh's video

Spoonful Blues

"Great version Paul"
11 hours ago
Ted Crocker commented on Janne Nieminen's video
11 hours ago
Ted Crocker commented on railroadDon's video

Mell OHHH yell OHHH

"Sounds great Don"
11 hours ago
Ted Crocker commented on Mark Lillo's video

Charlie Parr

12 hours ago
railroadDon posted a video

Mell OHHH yell OHHH

new 4 banger
13 hours ago
Tom Drake left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for welcoming me in!"
13 hours ago
Janne Nieminen posted videos
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Adrian Steinsleger left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Hi Ted, and thank you. I am amazed by your guitars. This site is awesome."
14 hours ago
J.J. Rango commented on Ted Crocker's photo

Club Ted first pickups

"I think a first to use bamboo...look out on ebay next week, there might be 10 copies!"
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J.J. Rango commented on Ted Crocker's photo
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Mark Lillo commented on Mark Lillo's photo

An afternoon with Charlie Parr

"He played on the deck in front of my shop. We invited a small group of friends over to hear him with us It was a great afternoon of music."
16 hours ago
JP Swenson commented on Mark Lillo's photo

An afternoon with Charlie Parr

"Awesome!  You lucky devil!  We got to hear him earlier this summer in Duluth.  Fantastic musician.  Tells great stories too!  ;-}   Where was he playing?"
18 hours ago




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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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    Neck Size

    Started by Jim "Jimbo's" Burt. Last reply by John Bradshaw on Sunday. 6 Replies

    First CBG

    Started by John Moore. Last reply by Greg Bement Sep 4. 7 Replies

    Custom wiring 3 pickups

    Started by C Storms Sep 4. 0 Replies

    Clubhouse Group Photo

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Digger Tozzi Sep 3. 203 Replies

    Old 1920's Antique homemade instrument photos

    Started by J.J. Rango. Last reply by steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron Aug 11. 1 Reply

    Setting Intonation on frettless cbg

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

    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

    by Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear



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