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2017 Christmas

Merry Christmas to  Ted and all the folks at the Handmade  Clubhouse! Have a good one!

Started by Lapsteel washboard

1 Dec 17, 2017
Reply by Ted Crocker

Hard Tail Bridge Advice

Hi all, For my latest project I am building a three string CBG (I mostly build ukuleles and banjos). I have never fitted one of these befor…

Started by Jonesy

1 Dec 17, 2017
Reply by Ted Crocker

Just bought a 4string cigar box guitar open G

Were can i find video on beginners on how to play and strum the differnet ways to use a slide.Yes im a newbee

Started by Jim Wayts

5 Dec 10, 2017
Reply by Ted Crocker


BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE Album Review by JOHN MITCHELL http://www.bluesblastmagazine.com/the-billy-jones-band-funky-blues-and-southern-soul-vol

Started by billy jones bluez

1 Nov 8, 2017
Reply by Ted Crocker

Cigar Box Guitar pickups ~ 3 & 4 String ~ 1880's Tobacco Art Pickups

Hi all, I am working on a bunch of new ideas for cigar box guitar pickup designs that fit 3 and 4 string neck thru guitars. If you would l…

Started by J.J. Rango

2 Aug 9, 2017
Reply by J.J. Rango

wiring a 9v pre-amp piezo pick-up and 2 humbuckers to the same 1/4 inch output jack

I recently purchased a kit guitar off Ebay that has a double neck. One is acoustic and the other electric. The person who previously owned…

Started by Brad Fleming

16 Aug 2, 2017
Reply by Ted Smith


Happy birthday Ted, have a good one

Started by darryl.kernaghan

0 Jun 27, 2017

After over a thousand instruments, I still screw up

Well, I had a serious brain fart today.  I'm making the Mini Taser Teddley Bow.  I made the one string humbucker and cut the mounting holes…

Started by Ted Crocker

7 Jun 8, 2017
Reply by Ted Smith

Hand winding a single pole Mag pup.

After several failed attempts to wind a single pole pup I could certainly use some direction. Im using 42AWG wire and breaking or burning t…

Started by Ted Smith

6 Jun 6, 2017
Reply by Ted Smith

Alternative Fretting Methods

ALTERNATIVE FRETTING METHODS for HAND-MADE GUITARS One of the hurdles new guitar makers face is fretting a neck. It seems at first glance…

Started by Wayfinder

0 Jun 5, 2017


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