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David Kendrick left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Will do, I'm trying to get moved back to Ark lungs are bad can't breath in Fla air is to heavy..."
3 hours ago
Donald S. Brazelton is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
5 hours ago
Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion Fender Mustant I Modeling Amp
"I can type almost the exact post, except for the Roland Micro Cube.  Incredible assortment of tones & effects, for about the same price.  The new one has an iPad (or phone) app where you can download and apply different samples.…"
Ted Crocker replied to Patrick "IaNerd" Byrnes's discussion set of many string gauges?
"Check your local music store for what sets they have.  You can also ask the guitar tech if he can save the ones when does string changes.  Tell him it's for experiments.  I buy only the gauges I need a dozen at a time (I mostly…"
Ted Crocker commented on deedee's photo

3D printed violin

"DeeDee, this is impressive!  Did you get a new toy?  (3D printer?)"
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3D printed ukelele

"Very cool DeeDee!!!"
Ted Crocker commented on RIGuitars's photo

Cloud Ukulele

"WOW, great start!!!"
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Ted Crocker left a comment for David Kendrick
"Down in Stuart, stop by the shop if you're ever around."
David Kendrick left a comment for David Kendrick
"Thanks Ted you still in Fla?"
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Peter Faris commented on Peter Faris's photo


"I got this Burswood kid's guitar from Goodwill with a totally trashed adjustable bridge. Most of the adjusting screws were gone. Added a nut extender and a new adjustable bridge from CB Gitty, and the carrying handle from Home Depot. Now it is…"
Peter Faris commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo

banjo front

"It is nice to see real quality work."
RIGuitars posted a photo

Cloud Ukulele

Since this guitar was introduced in the movie "Purple Rain" I thought it was a very cool design. I'm not exactly a big Prince fan but he was unquestionably a talented musician. I guess this uke is more of a tribute to Dave Rusan who was the luthier…
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Jim N. commented on deedee's photo
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"Great job Sir! May we see the back and sides too please?"
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3D printed ukelele

This puppy also works. It just sounds like a wooden uke.
deedee commented on deedee's photo

3D printed violin

"Yeah, and the weirdest thing, it works!"
Jim N. commented on deedee's photo




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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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    Fender Mustant I Modeling Amp

    Started by Wayfinder. Last reply by Wayfinder yesterday. 2 Replies

    set of many string gauges?

    Started by Patrick "IaNerd" Byrnes. Last reply by Ted Crocker yesterday. 2 Replies


    Started by Jerry Oram. Last reply by Wayfinder on Sunday. 5 Replies

    "Third Thumb" tuning, by IaNerd

    Started by Patrick "IaNerd" Byrnes Mar 16. 0 Replies

    Alternative wood Weissenborn style guitars

    Started by Joey Sparks. Last reply by Ted Crocker Mar 3. 1 Reply


    Started by Kanan Christ. Last reply by Wayfinder Feb 17. 1 Reply

    Ted Crocker, inventor of the Cigar Box Guitar

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Feb 4. 9 Replies

    Searching for brass or copper resonator cones

    Started by Larry Epstein. Last reply by Larry Epstein Jan 19. 2 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

    by Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear




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