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Hal Somervill left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the Birthday wishes. Another trip around the sun, and we're both still kickin'."
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"Fantastic. ^^"
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Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's blog post The Coalhouse Project - Part 2
"Here's a video from that project  Find more videos like this on Handmade Music Clubhouse"
Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's blog post The Coalhouse Project - Part 2
"Lap, it was pretty much 24/7, and the most intense rush of creativity that I wish I had every morning these days.  Some days 2 serious ones, some days 7 simple ones.  All tunable and playable, I could have wimped out, but I don't make…"
Lapsteel washboard commented on Ted Crocker's blog post The Coalhouse Project - Part 2
"Holy mackerel!!"
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"I remember when you were building those. Nice."
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"Very cool Sid, a little exposure in a local restaurant?  You still have a way to go to equal the 75 of mine hanging in a blues club in Connecticut.  Here's about half.  Click here to see all of them."
Steven Miles commented on JoJo's group Art Gallery
"Microsoft Paint. Cover art for an unpublished novel I wrote."
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Art Gallery

How bout a group for the pieces of artwork we create....Other than our instruments of course!
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Played on home made instruments: 1) mandolin 2) fiddle 3) resonator slide guitar 4) short scale 5 string banjo Dedicated to my old buddy, Duck Donald
Sid Workman posted photos
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"Very cool Sid!"
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Kimmer Olesak is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
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Lapsteel washboard commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo

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"Ted, many thanks for your kind words! I have to adjust the action and the intonation next."
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"22.5 is a great one! I like it a lot."
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Welcome to the Clubhouse!

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

    by Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear




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