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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
RIGuitars posted photos
Aug 29
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
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
RIGuitars posted a photo
May 19
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
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
Rick "rocket" Moore posted a photo

time for another build

finally collected enough pats to build a new CBG .
Mar 11
Lapsteel washboard commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo

mountain dulcimer

"Thanks for your kind comment RI!"
Mar 8
RIGuitars commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo

mountain dulcimer

Mar 8
Lapsteel washboard posted photos
Mar 1
mike mccaw joined Ted Crocker's group
Jan 29
RIGuitars posted a status
"I just heard the sad news. Ted will be missed."
Dec 3, 2021
Harrison Withers posted a status
"Saying goodbye in the same place I first said hello. Ted, I'm sorry I couldn't help you more, I tried. Your memory will live on."
Nov 30, 2021
darryl.kernaghan posted a status
"R IP Ted, you can leave the pain behind now, thanks for your help and advice over the years.Show us what you're building & playing!"
Nov 30, 2021
Wayfinder posted a discussion

Easy-to-Build Wood Folding Guitar Rack

A few years back I designed an all-wood guitar rack and set it to a 3-D graphics program.  I just recently found the files and thought I'd post them here.  This rack can be made in 2-3 hours... less if you have a shop set up.  You can add carpet if…See More
Nov 13, 2021
Dylan Chegwidden posted a status
"Check my shop, if you see something you like it might be gone soon, as I'm always making new limited themes. Check out www.celestialslides.c"
Nov 12, 2021
Triple Chaos Gerrit posted a video
Nov 10, 2021
Triple Chaos Gerrit commented on Triple Chaos Gerrit's photo

"Cavalele" Tenor size ukulele

"The "gig bag" was made from an old PTT postage bag (Dutch Royal Post) and was part of the package."
Nov 10, 2021
Triple Chaos Gerrit posted photos
Nov 10, 2021




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CBG HQ - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters

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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!  

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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. 2 Replies

    bubble wrap piezo

    Started by Brian Croson Jul 21. 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!

    Posted by Nathan Harris on August 31, 2019 at 1:27pm 0 Comments

    no 19

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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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