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Bear Peterson commented on G.S. Monroe's video

The Dragonslayer Triple Octave Diddley Bo

"Nice! What strings are you using on that?"
57 minutes ago
rick harris commented on railroadDon's video

black and tan build

"some kick ass sweet jam Don great build"
4 hours ago
rick harris commented on railroadDon's photo
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Larry Epstein left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Hi Ted, Just finished my first cigar box bass and had to tell someone! Started with a BIG box (15x9x4 in) and went from there. Only took 6 months... Here are some pictures. Enough fun for now. Time for CBG recovery. Lary "
9 hours ago
mr2kewl commented on railroadDon's photo

red on black

20 hours ago
railroadDon posted photos
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Clock The Wolf commented on railroadDon's video

black and tan build

Molly McCurdy replied to Molly McCurdy's discussion Hello there! in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Ellwood, I do make them now and then for sale "off the table" at craft fairs & art shows. Most of the ones I make are custom designed. The ones I have for sale now are ones I just built whenever I could afford the supplies! I do have a…"
Ellwood T Bear replied to Molly McCurdy's discussion Hello there! in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Are all of your instruments made to order? I did not see any for sale on your web site. But did see some pictures that looked like you had some on a tabe that were for sale."
Ellwood T Bear replied to Molly McCurdy's discussion Hello there! in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Glad to see you here.....Have a Great Time here"
Kathi Neubert posted a status
"Spending a year in Jerusalem volunteering at a Bilingual school, miss my instruments, should have brought my husbands CBG!"
Brent Godfrey replied to Brent Godfrey's discussion Lowe Bow
"Good point.  Thanks"
Molly McCurdy commented on Gene's group YARD SALE
"I have a beautiful cherry and walnut handcrafted "left-handed" dulcimer for sale, $600.00, OBO. It has a macaw and a parrot woodburned on the top, with the sound holes cut on the side for outward projection of sound. It also has a double…"
Molly McCurdy joined Gene's group


Every one has sumthing to get rid of ,why not make a dime off of it .
Molly McCurdy joined Ted Crocker's group

Builder's Progress Blogs

Start to finish blogs documenting various member's builds.  Lots of great tips & tricks.  Share yours or ask the builder.
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Molly McCurdy added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

Hello there!

Hi, Everybody. My name is Molly McCurdy, and I'm from Waynesville, NC. I build and play custom designed mountain dulcimers. I also repair dulcimers and do some guitar repairs. When you get a chance, please check out my website,…See More
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- 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
HOLLOWBELLY commented on HOLLOWBELLY's video

save your soul

"Thank you Jim. "
jim commented on Kent Wilkinson's photo




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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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    Lowe Bow

    Started by Brent Godfrey. Last reply by Brent Godfrey yesterday. 2 Replies

    best 4 strings

    Started by don jensen. Last reply by don jensen on Thursday. 7 Replies

    Cigar Box Guitar ~ THE MOVIE ~ Details Here

    Started by J.J. Rango. Last reply by rick harris Jan 9. 1 Reply

    Low Cost Builds

    Started by Pete "Papa Bo" Turner. Last reply by Crow Dec 31, 2014. 11 Replies

    internal amps

    Started by val kobrin. Last reply by val kobrin Dec 24, 2014. 2 Replies

    resonator CBG

    Started by Peter Hendley. Last reply by Ice Bob Dec 20, 2014. 5 Replies

    Clubhouse Group Photo

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Joseph McFarlane Dec 12, 2014. 204 Replies

    spanish ceddar vs. mahogony

    Started by jaakko ryynanen. Last reply by LJ Nov 24, 2014. 1 Reply

    OMB album kickstarter project

    Started by Dylan "Ragpicker" Allen. Last reply by Ted Crocker Nov 19, 2014. 1 Reply

    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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    Blog Posts

    Number 3

    Posted by Denis U on January 12, 2015 at 8:13am 0 Comments

    Number 2

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    The First One

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    My CBG Journey

    Posted by Denis U on January 11, 2015 at 6:18pm 0 Comments

    grounding of strings

    Posted by Norbert Kochhan on November 14, 2014 at 9:43am 3 Comments

    ...live performances!

    Posted by billy jones bluez on September 24, 2014 at 12:32am 1 Comment

    pedal board obsession for CBG

    Posted by Ice Bob on August 27, 2014 at 9:11pm 5 Comments

    gdg chords and scales

    Posted by jeff weins on August 26, 2014 at 5:23pm 2 Comments

    Biscuit tin

    Posted by buzzbox on August 15, 2014 at 5:28am 1 Comment

    In The Beginning:

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    Just joined

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    New website

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    Electric Spoon

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    Gourd Planting Season Is Upon Us

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    An Introduction

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    Florida shop 3 - before

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