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Bjørn Houdorf posted photos
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Bjørn Houdorf posted a video

Torsion tuners

I have built a little stringed instrument with a canister, because I wanted to test the twist-tensioning tuning system for strings. It is described in the bo...
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Christopher Wittmann left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the cake"
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edwin is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Mike S commented on Linda Fahrenholtz's photo


"Lovely thing! Could get my groove on, no sweat."
Ted Crocker commented on Linda Fahrenholtz's photo


"Very cool, great box!"
Linda Fahrenholtz commented on Linda Fahrenholtz's photo


"My latest 3 string CBG. Loved this cigar box so much I had to make a guitar:)"
Linda Fahrenholtz posted photos
Lapsteel washboard commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo

Hokum fiddle 1

"Many thanks for your kind words, Ron."
Mike S replied to Ted Crocker's discussion After over a thousand instruments, I still screw up
"Lol, nice save. I'm only on #107, but had my own moments. Jaguar spaced frets on a strat pattern neck spring to mind, as does using a 7mm drill instead of the correct 6mm to make the tuner holes. Easily my fave was not noticing an aluminum…"
Ted Smith commented on Ted Smith's photo


"Thanks Ted, I appreciate any critique you might have. I used to build extremely distressed pallet furniture and you will probably see it in some of my builds. I've taken a liking to chuggers. Fun to build with the most basic materials. You can…"
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Ted Crocker commented on Ted Smith's photo


"Very cool Ted, love the wear & tear."
Edward Applegate is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
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Ted Smith commented on Rick Ganey's photo


"Nice build Rick!"
Jim N. commented on Jim N.'s photo
Ted Crocker commented on Rick Ganey's photo


"Yup, you're addicted..."
May 22
Ted Crocker commented on Rick Ganey's album

Latest builds May 2017

"Dang Rick, you've been busy.  Cool builds, love the double neck reso!"
May 22
Ted Crocker commented on Rick Ganey's photo


"AWESOME Rick!  I have a box like that waiting on the right idea..."
May 22




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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.

Add your location on the Clubhouse Members Map - we're global! Check out the Groups and add something interesting or ask questions. Post your photos and videos and add music to the jukebox!  

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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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