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Ted Crocker commented on Hippy Chip's photo

Headstock design

"Looking great so far Chip!"
Hippy Chip posted photos
Jeffrey Bones Reilly commented on Jeffrey Bones Reilly's photo


"Thanks Ted it was a good build to finish gave me new insight on what I want to produce more of . "
Ted Crocker commented on Jeffrey Bones Reilly's photo


"Great job Jeff!  Cool stuff on the wall too!"
Jeffrey Bones Reilly posted a status
"#25 finished ready for the shop (SOLD) ."
Jeffrey Bones Reilly posted photos
Ted Crocker commented on Hippy Chip's photo

Pickup Installed

"That's a fine sight Chip!!  Love those boxes."
Hippy Chip posted a photo

Pickup Installed

I got my Black Ice pup in the mail yesterday, and cut the hole in the box lid today---the Dremel is one of my favorite tools!
Marvin O'Gravel replied to Mike S's discussion OK, that makes it harder....
"Darn! Hate to hear that.  I 'spose it'll happen to us in the US before too long.  Of course ours will say "Dude, smoking is bad for you, OK?"   I assume that it would be too expensive for us to send you some…"
Marvin O'Gravel joined J.J. Rango's group

Old Radio Guitar amps

Learn how to convert old radios into cool Retro guitar amplifiers. It is really fun and easy, with just a few wires you can hack into and spice in a guitar imput, you can turn that radio into a guitar amp!There is lots of info at the website…See More
Ted Crocker commented on Jeffrey Bones Reilly's photo


"S W E E E E T ! ! !"
Nov 14
Louis Frohman is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Nov 14
Jeffrey Bones Reilly joined Ted Crocker's group

Pickups & Wiring

Plug it in!
Nov 14
Jeffrey Bones Reilly posted a photo


On bench mocked up , play very nice deep growling bark this one has .
Nov 14
Ted Crocker commented on RIGuitars's photo

Queen - Red Special Ukulele

"WOW, this is great!"
Nov 14
Ted Crocker commented on Greg Mitchell's photo

3 String Multi Scale

"Very cool Greg!"
Nov 14
Greg Mitchell posted photos
Nov 13
RIGuitars posted a photo

Queen - Red Special Ukulele

I'm in the process of building a acoustic version of Brian May's Red Special.
Nov 13
Ted Crocker commented on George Liros's photo
Nov 13




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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.

Add your location on the Clubhouse Members Map - we're global! Check out the Groups and add something interesting or ask questions. Post your photos and videos and add music to the jukebox!  

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Click Chat Page to open the chat room in another window so you can chat and browse the Clubhouse. It's an active chat and an instant answer to any questions or just a place to make friends and learn. Check out the Midnight Luthiers Club meeting...


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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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