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JP Swenson commented on Mark Lillo's photo

An afternoon with Charlie Parr

"Awesome!  You lucky devil!  We got to hear him earlier this summer in Duluth.  Fantastic musician.  Tells great stories too!  ;-}   Where was he playing?"
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"Thanks for the friend request Mark. You make some exquisite instruments; the craftsmanship is outstanding. I particularly like Weissenborn style resos!"
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"A little lathe work I did last Christmas for a friend. "
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Ice Bob commented on Ted Crocker's photo

Club Ted first pickups

"this one is Jungle Finish"
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Ice Bob commented on Ice Bob's blog post pedal board obsession for CBG
"JamMan solo XT great buy more record time then ill ever use and you can ad SDHC cards for even more storage. Sync jacks if you wanta sync another JamMan to it. it has a mini stereo jack to import from whatever source. you can do whole songs on this…"
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Tim LaFave commented on Tim LaFave's video

Time in A Bottle

"Thanks, Ray, thanks for the kind words. I'm playing through an AG15 amp by Acoustic, using the onboard chorus effect. Nice sound, though, huh? The tin can guitars sound great through this amp, I've found."
jim commented on Mark Lillo's video

Charlie Parr

Ted Crocker commented on railroadDon's video

who's dogs in Eegerts studo

"HAAAAAAAA, Eegert's a rock star!!"
rick harris commented on railroadDon's video

who's dogs in Eegerts studo

"good stuff man I am lmao"
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    Neck Size

    Started by Jim "Jimbo's" Burt. Last reply by John Bradshaw on Sunday. 6 Replies

    First CBG

    Started by John Moore. Last reply by Greg Bement Sep 4. 7 Replies

    Custom wiring 3 pickups

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    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

    Setting Intonation on frettless cbg

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

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