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"Finally finished my Crapocaster. a little more work than I thought it would be.  But a lot of fun anyway. "
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Rand Coburn added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

My name is

My name is Rand Coburn.  I retired three years ago from the automotive world. I have built several hot rods and done quite a bit of metal shaping.  I have been a guitar player for fifty years.   My buddy, Steve Daniells, got me into CBGs and now I'm…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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Ted Crocker left a comment for John Jobe
"CBGs, CNC, FIRE/HAMMER/ANVIL, plasma, License plate git.   MARRY ME!! John, just ask if you need to figure out something."
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Ron Crosswhite joined Ted Crocker's group

Reso Nation

Resonators in all shapes, sizes & materialsSee More
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Blues Harp Excursion

This  group for is harp players and those of us who want to be.  Learning and teaching sharing resources for the natural addition to a CBGSee More
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"Thank you for the birthday wishes!"
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John Jobe left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for adding me Ted. I've been building CBGs for a little over a year now. Recently completed my first strumstick. Waiting now to receive my new X-Carve from Inventables. I am a blacksmith and welder by trade and also have a Torchmate CNC…"
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I just posted a bunch of pix from my violin build and accidentally uploaded some duplicates. Anyone know how to get rid of them?
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"very nice clean work. "
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3 string guitars

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Jack Murphy left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the birthday greetings Ted.  i need to spend more time back at the clubhouse, i haven't had a good attendance record lately, but hope to be here more in 2017. Jack"




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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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    Pic Uploads

    Started by Commander_Chaos yesterday. 0 Replies

    Making cutting lines on dark wood easy to see

    Started by Lapsteel washboard Nov 10, 2016. 0 Replies

    Wiring ?

    Started by Phil Hale. Last reply by thomas brienza Nov 5, 2016. 3 Replies

    What is the best string spacing at the nut for a four stringer?

    Started by William C. Shoemaker. Last reply by Charles W. (Charlie) Brown Nov 4, 2016. 1 Reply

    Stupid question from a newbie

    Started by James Conder. Last reply by James Conder Oct 21, 2016. 2 Replies

    Hello Intro and my first cgar box project

    Started by Bryan Faulstich. Last reply by Ted Crocker Oct 19, 2016. 1 Reply

    “Landfill Harmonic” The Recycled Orchestra Of Paraguay

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Larry "mac" McCormick Sep 15, 2016. 17 Replies

    Fretboard inlay dots

    Started by Jonesy. Last reply by Dan Florko Sep 14, 2016. 12 Replies

    Cbg stickers

    Started by marty correll. Last reply by Mike S Aug 14, 2016. 4 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

    Guitars4Vets Lesson.

    Posted by Peter Faris on May 27, 2016 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

    NO PICTURE!!!!!!

    Posted by Peter Faris on May 23, 2016 at 1:02pm 1 Comment


    Posted by Peter Faris on May 23, 2016 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

    2 pickups 2 volume pots

    Posted by jeff weins on March 20, 2016 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

    Another Project

    Posted by Bill Baker on March 9, 2016 at 6:11pm 1 Comment

    First 5 keys for portative organ

    Posted by Bjørn Houdorf on February 26, 2016 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

    Bonjour !!!!

    Posted by alain beaudet on December 29, 2015 at 6:47pm 0 Comments

    Other places to find me

    Posted by George Liros on December 11, 2015 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

    Guitars 4 Vets.

    Posted by Peter Faris on November 6, 2015 at 11:42am 1 Comment

    Documenting my first builds.

    Posted by Hollywood on October 13, 2015 at 1:30am 8 Comments

    Recycling wood

    Posted by Alan Garrett on June 29, 2015 at 5:30pm 2 Comments

    Fret-slotting jig

    Posted by Alan Garrett on June 26, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

    The Woman I Love.

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