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Latest Activity

Lapsteel washboard commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo

rezzo finished

"Thanks RI !"
Jan 15
RIGuitars commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo

rezzo finished

"Wow!!! Looks Great."
Jan 14
RIGuitars posted a photo

Pegasus SG style concert Uke

My buddy wanted a steel string ukulele for his daughter. He asked for a Pegasus Theme and a hard Rock look.
Jan 14
Tim LaFave posted a video
Dec 3, 2022
Tim LaFave posted a video

Constructing a Four String Electric Cigar Box Guitar Demonsrtation

Step by step tutorial on building an electric, four-string cigar box guitar. Includes instructions on creating frets and position markers.
Nov 22, 2022
Lapsteel washboard posted photos
Nov 17, 2022
Mrseniy Alkoff joined Ted Crocker's group

Site Roadmap & FAQ

Some of the features of this site can be confusing. We'll try to post some of the Frequently Asked Questions. We welcome any questions or tips you may have.See More
Nov 16, 2022
BrianQ. commented on steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron's status
"As far as I know, nobody, I think it’s running on its own? We’ll see how long it lasts?"
Oct 17, 2022
BrianQ. commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo

Baritone lap steel

"Kick ass!!"
Oct 17, 2022
steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron commented on steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron's photo


"Been a few yes ago now"
Oct 11, 2022
steve smith-- Dewy Dewtron posted a status
"Who is the admin here now?"
Oct 11, 2022
Randy S. Bretz posted photos
Oct 9, 2022
Delta Blues Classics - JStoltz replied to Rick "rocket" Moore's discussion RIP Ted :)
"Sorry to hear that, Ted was one of the first people I found when I got into cigar box guitars.  He was an inspiration for me for sure. "
Sep 11, 2022
RIGuitars posted photos
Aug 29, 2022
Brian Croson posted a discussion

bubble wrap piezo

you mentioned in an article I read that Could wrap a piezo with bubble wrap, could you give more detail on that? ThanksSee More
Jul 21, 2022
BrianQ. added a discussion to the group Circuit Bending

You want options? Okay, here you go….

Switch between 2 different tones with this simple mod.A must for Pickups wired direct to Output. (Click on image to enlarge)See More
Jun 13, 2022
RIGuitars posted a photo
May 19, 2022
Daddy's Big Boy replied to Rick "rocket" Moore's discussion RIP Ted :)
"We lost my Dad, Sid Workman on January 1st 2021.  (a disciple of Ted's- check out his page in the search box on the hand made music clubhouse home page) The videos on this page of my brothers playing Dad's builds are a comfort to…"
May 3, 2022
Rick "rocket" Moore posted a discussion

RIP Ted :)

wow , I took a yr or so off of the internet and just seen that Ted passed away. :(I learned so much from him, especially how to be attentive and listen more then interrupt. he walked me through a few builds and allowed me to edit a video about his…See More
Apr 11, 2022
Rick "rocket" Moore posted a photo

time for another build

finally collected enough pats to build a new CBG .
Mar 11, 2022




Ted Crocker created this Ning Network.

Welcome to the Clubhouse!

CBG HQ - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters

We're making music fun again...


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We're a bunch of friends 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. And playing music together!  Join the Handmade Music Clubhouse Orchestra...


We're a fun community! Get involved...

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!  

Please comment on the pics, vids, forums & blogs.  Use the Search function to easily find info you're interested in.

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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    RIP Ted :)

    Started by Rick "rocket" Moore. Last reply by Delta Blues Classics - JStoltz Sep 11, 2022. 2 Replies

    bubble wrap piezo

    Started by Brian Croson Jul 21, 2022. 0 Replies

    The Music Player is da Bomb!!!!!

    Started by Wichita Sam. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jul 3, 2021. 3 Replies

    Restringing my Bowed Psaltery?... With what?

    Started by Mary M. Last reply by Wayfinder Jan 11, 2021. 4 Replies

    Clubhouse Members' Homemade Holiday Music Vids

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Dec 22, 2020. 38 Replies

    guitar checks

    Started by Max Dickinson. Last reply by Ted Crocker Sep 27, 2020. 1 Reply

    Ted Crocker Needs Your Help!

    Started by Ted Crocker Sep 5, 2020. 0 Replies

    David Gilmour's Floating Studio

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Aug 25, 2020. 6 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

    by Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear




    Blog Posts

    Hi all :)

    Posted by Rick "rocket" Moore on October 28, 2020 at 2:49am 0 Comments

    Hello all, my first post!

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    Remember and Honor

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    Guitars4Vets Lesson.

    Posted by Peter Faris on May 27, 2016 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

    NO PICTURE!!!!!!

    Posted by Peter Faris on May 23, 2016 at 1:02pm 1 Comment


    Posted by Peter Faris on May 23, 2016 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

    2 pickups 2 volume pots

    Posted by jeff weins on March 20, 2016 at 11:30pm 3 Comments

    Another Project

    Posted by Bill Baker on March 9, 2016 at 6:11pm 1 Comment

    First 5 keys for portative organ

    Posted by Bjørn Houdorf on February 26, 2016 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

    Bonjour !!!!

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