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bairfoot cajun commented on jim's photo

Da Grain is poppin!

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Sausage Fingers Blues/ Wurstfinger Blues

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"Nice looking box Mike."
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Mike Newcomer added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

Hello from South Central Pa

Hello everyone.....my name is rustyhubcap(Mike).I have been playing for bout 30 years...played most shore points in the north east.Came across cbg's bout 10 years ago and built my first 8 years ago and been building and playing them every since.I…See More
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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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Reverend Gerry left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Hi Ted, thanx for the ad. I´m a musican from Germany and I try to play CBG since march 2014. Now I build my first fretless CBG, the next one is under constuction :-) sorry for my poor english"
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"AWESOME Randy!!  Great instrument finally finished."
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CBG HQ - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters

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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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There are a lot of friendly, helpful people here happy to answer any questions and offer advice on building and playing. The Clubhouse features can be confusing, check out the Site Roadmap and FAQ section. Confused? Just ask!  Open the Jukebox in a new window, resize it, and listen to music from our members.

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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

    by Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear



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