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steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron commented on Mark Lillo's photo

#78 Baritone ukulele

"very nice mark "
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Brent Godfrey posted a blog post

Recording with my first CBG build

Here's an original song written and recorded using my first cigar box guitar build. Thanks to the following friends who helped out:  Mark Fisk - Harmonica, Andrew Boucher - Drums, and Dave Boyer -…See More
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jim commented on Mark Lillo's photo

#78 Baritone ukulele

"Lookin Slick!"
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Jim Jackson commented on Harry A James's photo


"Hey, can't go wrong with a red headed pin-up girl.    : >"
Jim Jackson commented on Jim Jackson's photo

p-up ring, control plate, bridge

"Hey Ted,  Bridgeport is just a brand name.  The one I used is fairly old, looks like a big drill press with variable speed control.  This one has no CNC control to it so all the movements are done manually.  There are X,Y, and Z…"
Todd Olson posted a status
"Where is the best place to mount a piezo on a CBG?"
Ted Crocker commented on Bruce Avery's photo

The Town Hall Boys at the post office coffee hour

"That looks like a lot of fun Bruce"
Ted Crocker replied to Gustavo Casado's discussion Hi from Argentina in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Gustavo, welcome to the addiction!  Post some photos.  There's a lot of info stored away here about everything.  Use the search or make a forum post or ask in chat. have fun..."
Ted Crocker commented on Jim Jackson's photo

p-up ring, control plate, bridge

"Explain a Bridgeport mill please.  CNC? The execution is flawless Jim..."
Gustavo Casado 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
Gustavo Casado replied to Ted Crocker's discussion “Landfill Harmonic” The Recycled Orchestra Of Paraguay
"I saw this film 2 years ago and I confess that at some point I cried by emotion."
Gustavo Casado commented on Dave David's video

Sweet Spleen

"Good sound. Conveys me a feeling of profound melancholy. Beautiful."
Gustavo Casado replied to Ted Crocker's discussion I almost forgot about me. I'm Ted Crocker. in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"I´m glad to be here, Ted. Thanks!."
Gustavo Casado added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...

Hi from Argentina

My name is Gustavo Casado. I live in Argentina, the most southern country of America. I play chromatic  harmonica,  classical guitar, and some drums. Few months ago I discovered Cigar Box Guitar in the web and began to build my first one ( 3…See More
Gustavo Casado 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
Gustavo Casado left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted for accept me in this site!. It´s a great site!. Regards from Argentina. "




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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

    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

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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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    Close-up of butt end.

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    Blueprint Completed.

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    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

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    In The Beginning:

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