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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
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
Triple Chaos Gerrit posted a video
Nov 10
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
Triple Chaos Gerrit posted photos
Nov 10
David Pfeiffer commented on David Pfeiffer's photo

Finished Sitar

"Hey, Ted. The scariest part of finishing that sitar was drilling the 13 holes on each side of the neck for the pegs I had to make to go through, and then 13 more on the top of the neck for the new (piano wire) strings to go through to get to their…"
Nov 6
Ted Crocker commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo


"This is a real cool build!"
Nov 4
Ted Crocker commented on David Pfeiffer's photo

Finished Sitar

"This s awesome David!  WOW, a lot of detail work!"
Nov 4
Ted Crocker commented on David Pfeiffer's photo


"This is a work of art David!"
Nov 4
David Pfeiffer posted photos
Nov 3
David Pfeiffer left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks, Ted, and happy holidays to you and yours.   ~David."
Nov 3
Lapsteel washboard posted photos
Nov 3
RIGuitars commented on Ade (Capt) Chadwick's photo
Nov 3
David Schworm left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks so much Ted."
Nov 2
Ted Crocker left a comment for BUGGSY
"Hi Buggsy, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)! The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn.…"
Oct 31
BUGGSY is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Oct 31
Ted Crocker left a comment for LJ
"IMPORTANT!! WHAT IS YOUR PHONE NUMBER?? TIME SENSITIVE!! Some very important things to discuss. You can come and take whatever tool, wood,  amp, PA, gear, cameras, guitars, ipad, etc, but only till nov 2nd. IMPORTANT!! WHAT IS YOUR PHONE…"
Oct 29
Ted Crocker commented on RIGuitars's photo

Finished Tahitian Ukulele

"Wow, this is a real work of art!"
Oct 29
RIGuitars posted a photo

Finished Tahitian Ukulele

It just occurred to me that I never posted the finished ukulele. Here it is. It sounds way better than I expected.
Oct 28
Dylan Waldron left a comment for Dylan Waldron
"Thank you Ted"
Oct 27




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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    The Music Player is da Bomb!!!!!

    Started by Wichita Sam. Last reply by Ted Crocker Jul 3. 3 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!

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    David Gilmour's Floating Studio

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

    Bass CBG

    Started by Chuck Bouwens. Last reply by Chuck Bouwens Jul 31, 2020. 2 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




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