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Mark Melchior posted a photo

king Bee main

3 string Bass. First one made..prototype.
14 hours ago
darryl.kernaghan posted photos
16 hours ago
Tim Chipping posted photos
Tim Chipping added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

Hello Folks & greetings from the Wensum Valley, Norfolk, UK.

My name's Tim Chipping.......I've recently discovered CBGs through the books of David Sutton & William Jehle and just loved the whole ethos of DIY music making.....plus those instruments just look so cool. I'm a musician and woodworker and have…See More
Tim Chipping joined Ted Crocker's group

- 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
Michael Morrissey posted a blog post

Newbie seeks orientation

I have just discovered 3-string tuning as an alternative to 6-string that might yet make it possible for me to learn how to play a few chords well enough to accompany myself singing, which is the main reason I want to play any instrument at all. So…See More
Tim Chipping left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Hello Ted....thanks, I'm looking forward to exploring the Clubhouse."
jim commented on Jim Jackson's photo

5 position tone switch

"I'm confused.... "
Jim Jackson posted a photo

5 position tone switch

Needed a really small tone pot, couldn't find one, so I made one. This is a 10 position sw., but I only used 5 positions. 0 ohms, 47K, 100K, 220K, and 470K and a 47pico cap.
Ted Crocker added a discussion to the group Wind Jamming
Grayling Pingel commented on Ted Crocker's photo

Boss 302

"That's great man!! "
skip sail left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the welcome Ted,looking forward to exploring the site Skip"
Gregmw joined JoJo's group

Art Gallery

How bout a group for the pieces of artwork we create....Other than our instruments of course!
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Mark Lillo commented on Mark Lillo's photo

The last 3 ukuleles, a tenor and a pair of baritones.

"Thank you Darryl, I just wish the pictures would show the real beauty of the wood."
darryl.kernaghan commented on Mark Lillo's photo

The last 3 ukuleles, a tenor and a pair of baritones.

"Too good Mark,awesome set,love the colouring"
Peter Faris commented on Peter Faris's photo

The Rothschild Mouton Cadet, May 2015

"My second major build. It is an electric guitar with a repurposed neck on a Rothschild Mouton-Cadet wine presentation box. Tedesco del Rey style gold foil pickup. Finished in mid-May 2015."
Peter Faris posted photos
thomas brienza replied to Jonesy's discussion Fretboard inlay dots
"plug cutters in a drill press . ok . thought he was using a hammer to try and punch out dots . "
Ken Dennison posted a video

License Plate Reso

Finished first official License Plate Resonator for Turtle Box Guitars. Ready for delivery!




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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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    Fretboard inlay dots

    Started by Jonesy. Last reply by thomas brienza on Tuesday. 9 Replies

    wiring schematics help for my first build

    Started by Lucien . Last reply by Ted Crocker May 16. 1 Reply

    Huge Collection of Blues Jam Tracks

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Two String Bob May 5. 9 Replies

    grown men being childish

    Started by steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron. Last reply by Ted Crocker Apr 23. 2 Replies

    16 facts about Muddy Waters

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Shane Hopkins Apr 22. 1 Reply

    Wiring a humbucker to volume and tone pots

    Started by Todd Olson. Last reply by Todd Olson Apr 21. 2 Replies

    installing a magnetic pickup

    Started by Dave Steingart. Last reply by Dave Steingart Apr 16. 7 Replies

    Fret Distance Measurement

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

    Budget drum set?

    Started by Uku. Last reply by Kimmo N kadoogen Mar 29. 8 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.

    Handmade Music Clubhouse - Established November 20, 2009

    by Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear



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    Blog Posts

    Close-up of butt end.

    Posted by Gregory Einar Turner on March 14, 2015 at 10:54pm 0 Comments


    Posted by peter cooper on March 7, 2015 at 3:35am 2 Comments

    Blueprint Completed.

    Posted by Gregory Einar Turner on March 1, 2015 at 2:00am 0 Comments

    First time build

    Posted by Brent Kasl on February 1, 2015 at 3:09pm 13 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:

    Posted by Peter Faris on August 8, 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

    Just joined

    Posted by Greg Tanner on July 2, 2014 at 6:09am 0 Comments

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