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"Ted Question, will a scarf head stock put more tension on the strings and what do you recommend?"
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Ramones Tribute Ukulele

I don't think Johnny Ramone wa known to be much of a ukulele player, but the Ramones sound awesome on ukuleles. So , that was my inspiration for this build. The Ventures also sound great on ukulele toi.
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Buzz Box Guitar

"WOW Buzz, this is pretty slick!  Where did you get the bridge?"
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Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's blog post The Mississippi Stinger Harp Mic for Blind Mississippi Morris
"Worth another look!"
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"Thanks for your kind words, Ted and Mike."
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Goofing around with "Garage Band" singing and playing ""Foggy Mountain Top" written by A. P. Carter
Mar 17
Joseph McFarlane left a comment for Jim N.
"Glad you like the Snark, Jim.  Thanks."
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Teddley Bow - Mini Tele

"Haha, great! ^^"
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"Thanks, Joe!"
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Teddley Bow - Mini Tele

One string mini Tele
Mar 16
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Joseph McFarlane left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the comment on the Snark, Ted. "
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"WOW Joseph, this is an awesome instrument.  So many cool details to love."
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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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    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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