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Purgatory Hill in Utah

It's been a long while since I've hung around here but I still check in from time to time. I thought I'd share this pic of Pat Macdonald and I. Purgatory Hill came to a blues fest in Ogden Utah and KILLED IT! I spoke with him for a while and talked…
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"Hi Ted Im after one of these Tesla Transducer™ Internal Pickup w/jack $18.95 do you still do them/...Im in UK is that OK for shipping"
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"Hi Dana, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)! 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…"
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cbg mechanics

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A home for Uke builders & players.See More
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Your CBG Business

A place to discuss the biz side of your business.  Please post your tips & tricks to help us run a smart, successful business.See More
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3 string guitars

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"Thank you very much Ted for this message for a newbie like me. :-)"
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J.J. Rango left a comment for Mark Lillo
"Mark if its not to late, can you make one or 2 pices at 7 or 8 mms thick?? that way when I encounter problems with fret buzz I can stick in a higher piece...if not no worries, John...I will email you at the nation too."
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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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    Old 1920's Antique homemade instrument photos

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    Important Message FOR ALL Clubhouse Members

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    Setting Intonation on frettless cbg

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    Resonator baritone uke?

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    Neck Size

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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.

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    Who needs some router bits!

    My uncle used to own a hardware store, and when he died, I wound up with a big box of router bits. Many of them are brand new, still in the package. Many others are like new, and have been sharpened and still have the wax protectant still on them. A couple of others look a bit burned, and would need to be sharpened or tossed out.I will never use the greater majority of them, and would like to sell them to someone who will get some use out of them.There are over 80 bits (if I counted them correctly), and I would like to sell them as a lot, not one at a time. I don't have any idea which types of bits are in the box, there seems to be a little of everything, and I don't have the time or inclination to inventory the entire box and catalog what each bit is.If the average bit costs roughly $7.00, this batch would be well over $500. I would consider half that amount, which I think is pretty reasonable.I would consider a trade, depending on what someone has to offer.See More

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