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Pete "Papa Bo" Turner left a comment for Sálongo Lee
"Welcome to the madness. Love to see some photos."
1 hour ago
Pete "Papa Bo" Turner commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo

The Skulls....Ironwood burl rod bridge

"Excellent! Best bridge ever!"
1 hour ago
Randy S. Bretz commented on Darren 's photo

Cool cat reso

"Yeah I have one on the bench for over a year...just can`t stop carving on it...lol"
1 hour ago
Randy S. Bretz commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo

On the bench...carving a custom rod bridge

"Yeah hollowing out the bridge ends really gave it a hollow log look"
1 hour ago
Randy S. Bretz commented on railroadDon's photo

yellow box 1

"I see the goodie box made it fine ...luv the look of this build Don."
1 hour ago
Randy S. Bretz commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
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Randy S. Bretz commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo

The Skulls....Ironwood burl rod bridge

"It`s carved from Ironwood burl and the skulls were carved from elk antler tips."
1 hour ago
Sálongo Lee posted a status
"I make Diddley Bows from found objects as functional art. Can I play; no but I'm teaching myself. I will post photos of my bows on 8/23/14"
4 hours ago
railroadDon posted photos
4 hours ago
Kirsten Macfarlane left a comment for Kiwi Steve Mowat
"Hi Steve, good to see another kiwi! I'm in in wellington, just started building CBG's (up to #7 I think). Anyway your builds look good awesome and any info on getting cheap guitar parts in NZ are most welcome! I use CB Gitty which works…"
5 hours ago
Ted Crocker commented on e guertin's photo

texas two step 2

"Lookin' good!!"
10 hours ago
Ray Kessinger III commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo

The Skulls....Ironwood burl rod bridge

"Sweet !! Nice work. Did you sculpt and casted this? I like the color variation as well. "
10 hours ago
Kent Wilkinson posted photos
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e guertin posted photos
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Jim N. posted a photo
mr2kewl commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
darryl.kernaghan commented on darryl.kernaghan's photo


"thx rick,m2k"
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railroadDon commented on railroadDon's photo

2 pick ups

"no rick its maple ,and as hard as hell to split,more ash to my collection would be nice,but come feb this stuff will burn just fine"
Randy S. Bretz posted a photo




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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

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

    Clubhouse Group Photo

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    First CBG

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    Important Message FOR ALL Clubhouse Members

    Started by J.J. Rango. Last reply by J.J. Rango Jul 8. 4 Replies

    Setting Intonation on frettless cbg

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

    Resonator baritone uke?

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    Neck Size

    Started by Jim "Jimbo's" Burt. Last reply by Wichita Sam Jun 29. 4 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

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