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Jim N. commented on Bear Peterson's photo
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"Took a swing around the 'net, and couldn't find anything either. I think might you be right that it's one from a small manufacturer/limited number. For a minute, I thought someone might have been playing around with the…"
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Jim N. commented on martin baker's photo
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"Unique, looks great."
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Jim N. commented on martin baker's photo
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"Nice, classy!"
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Danny Gordon posted a status
"playing around with some blues in two different tunings"
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Marvin O'Gravel added a discussion to the group - Hello - My Name Is...
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Hey, Y'all. It's me, Marvin. :)

I just joined up.  Glad to be here and am looking forward to learning from everyone.  I pick up the guitar again after 20+ years.  Now, I find that I enjoy building as much as playing.  I have a question for you builders.  In what order to you…See More
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Marvin O'Gravel replied to Vadim Ganzha's discussion Ganzha is DIY synth since 1976 in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Great stuff!  Those two color pics above look like stills from an old 1" video tape machine.  "
15 hours ago
Marvin O'Gravel replied to Michael Morrissey's discussion Looking for the simplest instrument in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"I agree with Jim N.  Or maybe a bass uke if your voice is as low as mine.  Although, it is a bass, not really a lead instrument like a guitar.  Good luck."
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Marvin O'Gravel joined Ted Crocker's group
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- 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
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Ted Crocker replied to Ted Crocker's discussion WARNING -don't watch these vids if you ever think you'll be a guitar player. Derek Trucks at 13 & 12 & 11 years old - plus more growing up
"My Hero!   It's interesting to watch him from 11 years old to now and realize he had all the talent and licks at 11!   Thanks Uncle Duane!!!  I try to play like Derek & Duane but I don't really come close... But at…"
Tuesday
Lapsteel washboard commented on Bear Peterson's photo
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"Would you post a clear photo of the peghead and the label in the soundhole please?"
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Bear Peterson posted photos
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J.J. Rango posted a discussion

1880's - 1930's Cigar Box Guitar Music uploaded here

 Hi guys, I finally organized and edited some of my music for online listening. These 2 albums are all old time blues music played on cigar box guitar. NO singing, NO band, NO regular guitars. These recordings are only authentic Delta Blues and…See More
Monday
Lapsteel washboard commented on Lapsteel washboard's video
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A Bossa Nova tune on my latest uke

"Many thanks for your kind comment Jim.  I have 3 ukes hanging on my walls already  and I’m not getting any younger. I would like to make one or 2 more banjos and maybe another resonator guitar and fiddle. We'll see how long I…"
May 19
Jim N. commented on Lapsteel washboard's video
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A Bossa Nova tune on my latest uke

"Great uke and rendition!  If you don't mind, however, why "the last one"??"
May 19
Kanan Christ replied to Kanan Christ's discussion I WAS LAUGHING AT FIRST, the PISSED AFTER:)
"Well I now able to do at least 3 of them. thanks for your tips still learning."
May 19
Lapsteel washboard posted a video

“Wave” - a Bossa Nova tune -tenor ukulele

This tune was composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. I play it on a tenor ukulele that I just finished making. Feel free to leave comments below. Thanks for watch...
May 18
Jim N. replied to Rick "rocket" Moore's discussion question: how to switch top of box/image to back of box.
May 18

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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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    I WAS LAUGHING AT FIRST, the PISSED AFTER:)

    Started by Kanan Christ. Last reply by Kanan Christ May 19. 2 Replies

    Alternative wood Weissenborn style guitars

    Started by Joey Sparks. Last reply by Pete Howlett May 10. 2 Replies

    FlatCat 440...

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

    "Third Thumb" tuning, by IaNerd

    Started by Patrick "IaNerd" Byrnes. Last reply by Patrick "IaNerd" Byrnes Mar 25. 1 Reply

    Fender Mustant I Modeling Amp

    Started by Wayfinder. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 22. 2 Replies

    set of many string gauges?

    Started by Patrick "IaNerd" Byrnes. Last reply by Ted Crocker Mar 22. 2 Replies

    bridge

    Started by Jerry Oram. Last reply by Wayfinder Mar 18. 5 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

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    Guitars 4 Vets.

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    Documenting my first builds.

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    Recycling wood

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