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Ted Crocker commented on Gregory E. Payne's photo
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Gregory E. Payne posted a song

 play whiskey in a Jar J.Garcia - gregory E. Payne

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railroadDon commented on bairfoot cajun's photo

kit guitar-les paul standard style

"wow this is going to be nice when its done"
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calim posted photos
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Jason Thompson commented on Jason Thompson's photo

My Personal Diddley Bow

"Thanks Vick, not a cape fear native though, originally from the Ozark Mountains but I love my new home. "
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Vick Griffin commented on Jason Thompson's photo

My Personal Diddley Bow

"Awesome work, Jason - from one Cape Fear native to another!"
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cherry box

big deep box,this should work out perfect
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Gene Jaimez posted a song

 play Amazing Grace - Gene Jaimez

Brown Bag Blues
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rick harris commented on RQ Cogswell's photo

La Aroma de Cuba

"lets hear this bad boy"
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Test inlay

This is only a test! No filler and i'm not gonna use dat shape.
railroadDon commented on Mike S's photo


"you buggers didn't invite me,well piss off,haaaa haaaaa"
RQ Cogswell left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you my friend. I'm just happy to have survived another trip around the Sun. Hope all is well with you! See ya online soon."
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"Thanks for the add, Ted. Cheers."




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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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    resonator CBG

    Started by Peter Hendley. Last reply by Peter Hendley Sep 28. 4 Replies

    spanish ceddar vs. mahogony

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    Neck Size

    Started by Jim "Jimbo's" Burt. Last reply by John Bradshaw Sep 20. 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

    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



    Great book by Clubhouse Member David Sutton

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    Blog Posts

    ...live performances!

    Posted by billy jones bluez on September 24, 2014 at 12:32am 1 Comment

    pedal board obsession for CBG

    Posted by Ice Bob on August 27, 2014 at 9:11pm 2 Comments

    gdg chords and scales

    Posted by jeff weins on August 26, 2014 at 5:23pm 1 Comment

    Biscuit tin

    Posted by buzzbox on August 15, 2014 at 5:28am 1 Comment

    In The Beginning:

    Posted by Peter Faris on August 8, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

    Just joined

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    New website

    Posted by Tony Davies on May 22, 2014 at 4:42pm 0 Comments

    Electric Spoon

    Posted by Tom Thompson on May 20, 2014 at 10:45pm 3 Comments

    Gourd Planting Season Is Upon Us

    Posted by EarthLvr on May 13, 2014 at 7:30am 1 Comment

    An Introduction

    Posted by EarthLvr on May 11, 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments

    Florida shop 3 - before

    Posted by Ted Crocker on April 13, 2014 at 10:00pm 13 Comments

    Cardboard instruments

    Posted by deedee on March 8, 2014 at 5:37am 0 Comments

    cigarbox heaven

    Posted by john keith bean on February 4, 2014 at 11:05am 0 Comments

    CBG #3

    Posted by Rick on January 28, 2014 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

    Cigar Boxes

    Posted by Rick on January 27, 2014 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

    Cigar Box Nation Activity

    John Laidler posted a status

    John Laidler posted a status
    "Almost finished my second CBG. Playing my first one in a recording project with some local African musicians."

    John Laidler and Taffy Evans joined Will Carter's group

    John Laidler and Taffy Evans joined Will Carter's group

    Australian CBG

    Australian builders can meet and discuss issues with making guitars down under.

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    Phill Hill Billy posted a photo

    Waitin' For Modern Train Comin' (cover)

    --------------------------------------------------------------- soon one (double) album ---------...----------- James and me collab' -------------------------...°<[:-)…

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