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Ted Crocker commented on Lex Luthier's photo

Resonator Dulcimer

"Great build Lex!"
14 hours ago
Lex Luthier added a discussion to the group Dulcimer Village

Resonator Dulcimer

Sorry for the fuzzy images!This was my first resonator cone stick dulcimer. The neck is poplar with a paduck fretboard. The pickup is a piezo rod underneath the bridge and the Vol / Tone pots are mounted on the side.The first string is doubled and I…See More
15 hours ago
grace richards posted a status
"just finished this Medusa. 2 pickups one is under the snake in neck! both coil tapped!"
23 hours ago
grace richards posted photos
23 hours ago
grace richards left a comment for Ted Crocker
"thank you!  woooot!  good luck with the builds.  g"
23 hours ago
Lex Luthier posted photos
Mark Stowe posted a video

Homemade Fretless Cookie Tin Banjo 1 string CANJO with Eye Bolt tuning key

This is a homemade, one string fretless cookie tin banjo. The sting is a nylon string from a Spanish guitar. The tuning key is an eye bolt. This canjo has a ...
Jim Jackson commented on Ted Crocker's photo

2 pups, 2 vol, 2 tone, 3 way, jack les paul fix

"Cool, will have to give it a try.  Something most LPs can't do."
Alan Davis left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted. I did get to jam with the boys all afternoon so it was a good day."
George Liros posted a video

Lap Steel #11

My 11th lap steel guitar. Made from a plank of Tiger Maple. It has a curly maple fretboard, African Bubinga pickup ring and pick guard,Seymour-Duncan Custom ...
Bob Marioni left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for allowing me to be here Ted! I will definitely take a ride up to Stuart one day soon to meet you. I'm down 95 a bit in Lantana. I look forward to meeting people here and sharing thoughts, ideas and builds with the members!"
Mark Lillo posted photos
Ted Crocker commented on George Liros's photo

Lap steel #10

Ted Crocker commented on George Liros's photo

Lap Steel #11

"I almost missed this one george - this is incredible!!! Any vids?"
larry hall left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted - I appreciate the cake - it was very tasty!"
Ragtimelil left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Awww shucks....Thanks."
Alan Guerin is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
jim commented on George Liros's video
jim commented on Mark Stowe's video
jim commented on George Liros's video




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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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    First Resonator - need advice please!

    Started by Lex Luthier. Last reply by Lex Luthier on Sunday. 7 Replies

    Electric bowed Lyre/jouhikko?

    Started by Uku. Last reply by jaakko ryynanen Jul 12. 1 Reply

    DIY tune music box movement

    Started by Bear Peterson. Last reply by Bear Peterson Jul 10. 1 Reply

    How difficult to build dog bowl resonator ??

    Started by William Eledge. Last reply by Jim Tupper Jul 6. 1 Reply

    Nothin' but a PARTY!

    Started by Jawbone and Jolene. Last reply by Jawbone and Jolene Jun 29. 2 Replies

    Clubhouse Group Photo

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jun 23. 212 Replies

    latest build..

    Started by john mackay. Last reply by George Mesheau Jun 21. 6 Replies

    grown men being childish

    Started by steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron. Last reply by john mackay Jun 16. 6 Replies

    Amp got da buzz

    Started by Roosterman. Last reply by Ritchie Jun 6. 45 Replies

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    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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