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Bruce Avery commented on Randy S. Bretz's group Clubhouse Bikers
"My73 r75/5 . Good old girl!"
4 hours ago
Bruce Avery joined Randy S. Bretz's group

Clubhouse Bikers

Seems there`s alot of members who ride and I thought it would be nice to start a group to show off our bikes.See More
4 hours ago
Joseph McFarlane commented on Jim W.'s photo

Dockery 4 string

"Thanks for your comments on the "Honey Bear", which led me to your page and the "Dockery".  Very nice indeed.  "
22 hours ago
Jim W. commented on Joseph McFarlane's photo

honey bear

"A true work of art, my goodness just over the top a slide players dream come true now all to do is play so Elmore James. Wonderful wood work, awesome. Jim"
Jim W. commented on George Liros's photo

Lap steel #10

"fantastic job looks soo sweet! -J.-"
rick harris commented on Mad Dog Madda's photo

Lost City

"nice box I paid 10 bucks for one a few weeks back  not many made a keeper for sure"
Ted Crocker commented on Mark Lillo's photo

#77 Koa tenor ukulele

"DANG Mark!!!! Woodgasm..."
Todd Olson left a comment for Mark Lillo
"Thanks Mark! "
Mark Lillo left a comment for Todd Olson
"Welcome to the clubhouse Todd. i look forward to seeing what you come up with. Have fun."
Mark Lillo commented on Mad Dog Madda's photo
Mark Lillo commented on Mad Dog Madda's photo
Mark Lillo commented on Mad Dog Madda's photo

Lost City

"Nice job! That is a fine looking box and I like the neck too."
Bill Haines left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Ted, Thanks for the warm welcome, although I have been playing electric and acoustic guitar for many years I am embracing the CBG world, and it is very exciting. Already completed my first build and hopefully made all the newcomer mistakes. I…"
Ted Crocker replied to steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron's discussion grown men being childish
"What happened??? "
Mark Lillo replied to steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron's discussion grown men being childish
"I don't know what's going on, but I usually find this place to be very supportive of fellow builders. I enjoy seeing what everybody is coming up with. There are a lot of very creative builders here, that's what I like about this…"
Bill Haines is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron posted a discussion

grown men being childish

its just amazing , I recently saw just how childish and ignorant some people can be , you must feel really  threatened in the quality of your craftsmanship to be such an ass too someone else .  your true colors have shown thru "What an Ass" to be…See More
Bruce Avery left a comment for Mark Lillo
"Thanks for your nice comment. Beautiful ukulele. Love that Koa. "
Mark Lillo commented on Bruce Avery's photo

tub bass

"Nice work Bruce."
Bill J Canada posted a status
"Diddley bow is basically finished"




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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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    grown men being childish

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    Wiring a humbucker to volume and tone pots

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    installing a magnetic pickup

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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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