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George Mesheau replied to Denis U's discussion Just Joined in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Welcome on board Denis.. have fun here.. "
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Ellwood T Bear replied to Denis U's discussion Just Joined in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Denis, Welcome to the Clubhouse, you will have a blast here, i'm 10 years your senior and love it!!!"
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Denis U replied to Denis U's discussion Just Joined in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Here's the 2 CBG's I built. The first one now lives in France. I took it on its vacation to see a friend and he liked it so much, I had to let him keep it. This is the second one. Plays really nicely and raises eyebrows. "
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Biohazard Ukulele

Here's a short demonstration of my Bio-Hazard Ukulele played acoustically.
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Denis U added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

Just Joined

Hi all,My name is Denis and I live in the North West of England, am 65 years young and been noodling on guitars since my teens. I can't claim to have any talent at all - it all seems like hard work, but I enjoy it.I have a Harmony Rocket from the…See More
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Denis U joined Ted Crocker's group

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The Clubhouse is a community of friends. Introduce yourself and lets get to know a little about each other.See More
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rick harris commented on railroadDon's photo

3er a

"how do you like them type of bridges"
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rick harris commented on Gregory E. Payne's photo

Pup 1 003

"kool and very good work"
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Ted Crocker commented on Gregory E. Payne's photo

Pup 1 003

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Ready for solder and strings.
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Lint Roller Blues

"very very nice ,done perfect"
Bruce Ferrero left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you Ted!!"
Gregory E. Payne posted a status
"Pick up winder is finished and I can not out run the Red Lion Counter on top end. Very happy about that. Made this thing for a song :)"
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leonardo II (2)

"Thanks Jim."




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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 Jan 23. 2 Replies

    best 4 strings

    Started by don jensen. Last reply by don jensen Jan 21. 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

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    internal amps

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    resonator CBG

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

    Clubhouse Group Photo

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    spanish ceddar vs. mahogony

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

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