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George Ferris left a comment for Ted Crocker
"I LOVE IT! Thank you so very much Ted. That made my day. I've been trying to pass along info about "Honeydripper" and your amazing guitars. Hey, ya never know."
Christopher joined J.J. Rango's group

Old Radio Guitar amps

Homemade amps made from old vintage radios is really fun and easy, with just a few wires hacked into you can turn that radio into a guitar amp!There' lots of info at the website…See More
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"Thank you for allowing me into the Handmade Music Clubhouse!!! I am a 'normal' guitarist (Strat and Bass) I REALLY want to make an instrumen"
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Tim LaFave posted a video

The Old Grandfather's Clock

"The Old Grandfather's Clock" played on a four-string, home-made cigar box guitar.
Cretscii Guitars Indonesia is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Sep 24
Denis Bowman added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

6 string lap-steel guitars

Hi there from Australia. I built myself a 6 string lap-steel guitar a few years ago. I have wrapped the strings back and through the Gotoh chrome bridge. I have no way to intonate the individual strings. Maybe I should get a Les Paul type bridge…See More
Sep 23
Denis Bowman joined Ted Crocker's group

- Hello - My Name Is...

The Clubhouse is a community of friends. Introduce yourself and lets get to know a little about each other.See More
Sep 23
Ted Crocker commented on Mark Melchior's photo

C.B. El Arab, Queenie 01

"Lookin' good Mark, great boxes!"
Sep 22
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C.B. El Arab, Queenie 01

Three latest cbg's before pick-ups tuners and strings.
Sep 22
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Sep 21
Tim LaFave commented on Tim LaFave's video

wildwood flower

"Thanks, lapsteel ... ;)"
Sep 18
Lapsteel washboard posted photos
Sep 18
Michael Adkison is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Sep 18
Jim N. posted a photo

Snake Eyes

Two string using high E and low E strings.Had an early (3 string) fretted build that I never was happy with, so I overhauled it into this.
Sep 18




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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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    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Larry "mac" McCormick Sep 15. 17 Replies

    Fretboard inlay dots

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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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