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Ted Crocker replied to Ted Crocker's discussion WARNING -don't watch these vids if you ever think you'll be a guitar player. Derek Trucks at 13 & 12 & 11 years old - plus more growing up
"My Hero!   It's interesting to watch him from 11 years old to now and realize he had all the talent and licks at 11!   Thanks Uncle Duane!!!  I try to play like Derek & Duane but I don't really come close... But at…"
Tuesday
Lapsteel washboard commented on Bear Peterson's photo
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Bolo guitar front

"Would you post a clear photo of the peghead and the label in the soundhole please?"
Tuesday
Bear Peterson posted photos
Monday
J.J. Rango posted a discussion

1880's - 1930's Cigar Box Guitar Music uploaded here

 Hi guys, I finally organized and edited some of my music for online listening. These 2 albums are all old time blues music played on cigar box guitar. NO singing, NO band, NO regular guitars. These recordings are only authentic Delta Blues and…See More
Monday
Lapsteel washboard commented on Lapsteel washboard's video
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A Bossa Nova tune on my latest uke

"Many thanks for your kind comment Jim.  I have 3 ukes hanging on my walls already  and I’m not getting any younger. I would like to make one or 2 more banjos and maybe another resonator guitar and fiddle. We'll see how long I…"
Saturday
Jim N. commented on Lapsteel washboard's video
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A Bossa Nova tune on my latest uke

"Great uke and rendition!  If you don't mind, however, why "the last one"??"
Saturday
Kanan Christ replied to Kanan Christ's discussion I WAS LAUGHING AT FIRST, the PISSED AFTER:)
"Well I now able to do at least 3 of them. thanks for your tips still learning."
Saturday
Lapsteel washboard posted a video

“Wave” - a Bossa Nova tune -tenor ukulele

This tune was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. I play it on a tenor ukulele that I just finished making. Feel free to leave comments below. Thanks for watch...
Saturday
Jim N. replied to Rick "rocket" Moore's discussion question: how to switch top of box/image to back of box.
Saturday
Rick "rocket" Moore replied to Rick "rocket" Moore's discussion question: how to switch top of box/image to back of box.
"Wow, thank you for that detailed explanation. I will probably go with  single humbuckers from an old electric guitar that has become parts. That photo definitely shows what I need to achieve the final result.."
Saturday
Rick "rocket" Moore replied to Rick "rocket" Moore's discussion question: how to switch top of box/image to back of box.
"Ya, I never thought about putting the neck through the bottom of the box. I've always put it under the lid. But, adding electronics has been a pain once the strings are on/top/lid. How do you do supports for the neck/electronics if there's…"
Friday
Jim N. replied to Rick "rocket" Moore's discussion question: how to switch top of box/image to back of box.
"Having made a coupla' cbg's from these very boxes, I recommend using the top as the bottom and the bottom as the top, and just enjoy the graphic you like on the back of the guitar. Those boxes' lids are just too thick to get any…"
Friday
Rick "rocket" Moore replied to Rick "rocket" Moore's discussion question: how to switch top of box/image to back of box.
May 17
Rick "rocket" Moore replied to Rick "rocket" Moore's discussion question: how to switch top of box/image to back of box.
"It's wood. I want to have the front lid so I can open it to add stuff inside if needed. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10160338309575142&id=564915141"
May 17
Rick "rocket" Moore posted a discussion

question: how to switch top of box/image to back of box.

I found a black and gold brickhouse box and am going to make a cbg out of it. Question. I want to have the nice image on front of the box to be on the back the box,  because i want the lid to open towards me, so I can add electronics later. The back…See More
May 17
Curtis Teate left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the birthday wishes"
May 16
Chuck Mallory left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the Birthday Greeting!"
May 16
Michelle Ray is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
May 15
Glenn Bukowski posted photos
May 14
Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's album
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Black Rocker CBG

"I'm in the middle of creating 3 of these, but all black hardware.  A black brass sound hole cover lower right. Anyone interested??  Make an offer!!  There's a vid of Dylan playing one somewhere..."
May 12

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    I WAS LAUGHING AT FIRST, the PISSED AFTER:)

    Started by Kanan Christ. Last reply by Kanan Christ on Saturday. 2 Replies

    question: how to switch top of box/image to back of box.

    Started by Rick "rocket" Moore. Last reply by Wayfinder on Saturday. 14 Replies

    Alternative wood Weissenborn style guitars

    Started by Joey Sparks. Last reply by Pete Howlett May 10. 2 Replies

    FlatCat 440...

    Started by Wayfinder. Last reply by Wayfinder Apr 10. 2 Replies

    "Third Thumb" tuning, by IaNerd

    Started by Patrick "IaNerd" Byrnes. Last reply by Patrick "IaNerd" Byrnes Mar 25. 1 Reply

    Fender Mustant I Modeling Amp

    Started by Wayfinder. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 22. 2 Replies

    set of many string gauges?

    Started by Patrick "IaNerd" Byrnes. Last reply by Ted Crocker Mar 22. 2 Replies

    bridge

    Started by Jerry Oram. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 18. 5 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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