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Steve scharf posted photos
4 hours ago
Steve scharf posted a status
"My latest builds have been 5 string banjos; open back, built on Remo hand drums. They sound great."
4 hours ago
Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's blog post Building the Jagged Edge CBG
"Lots of great tips here!!!!!"
9 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Mark Patry
"Welcome to the clubhouse Mark :)"
Mark Patry is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
Ted Crocker commented on RIGuitars's photo

Explorer Ukulele

"This is awesome!!"
RIGuitars posted a photo
Greg Francis left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted!....   Hope all is well!  :)"
Bjørn Houdorf commented on Bjørn Houdorf's video
Ted Crocker commented on Bjørn Houdorf's video

How I made a cheap talharpa

"Wow Bjørn this is awesome!!!  Thanks for posting, lots of great ideas."
May 17
mark andrew hiley left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Ted thank you very much."
May 17
Bjørn Houdorf posted a video

How I made a cheap talharpa

Homemade talharpa (or tagelharpa, stråkharpa, jouhikko) with 2 strings. Torsion tuning system. All materials bought in a local hardware store. Material costs...
May 17
Ted Crocker commented on Spencer Lockhart's photo

Gran Toro

"Cool build Spencer!"
May 15
Ted Crocker commented on Spencer Lockhart's photo

Gran Toro

"Very nice work!"
May 15
Spencer Lockhart posted photos
May 15
BrianQ. left a comment for Has to Bauer
"Welcome to the clubhouse  :)"
May 12
Has to Bauer is now a member of Handmade Music Clubhouse
May 11
John Zant replied to Mike S's discussion OK, that makes it harder....
"I know this is a bit late but i might have another solution for you if you can get it shipped out bush. You can buy veneer ply that isn't glued together. I get 12" x 48" sheets from a skateboard supply company. You can glue it up…"
May 10
RIGuitars left a comment for Alan Gregory Payton (aka #AGP)
"Mine is a 2 year old Rat Terrier/beagle mix. This is my wife's Top Secret Mother Day Gift. It's been in my work shop for a month now and startles me every time I walk in the room."
May 10
RIGuitars commented on Alan Gregory Payton (aka #AGP)'s photo
May 10




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CBG HQ - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters

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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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    OK, that makes it harder....

    Started by Mike S. Last reply by John Zant May 10. 7 Replies

    License plate guitar

    Started by Patrick Seymour. Last reply by Lapsteel washboard Feb 21. 3 Replies

    tube pickups

    Started by Richard. Last reply by Wayfinder Feb 11. 8 Replies

    Combining 2 piezos and a mag pickup - wiring.

    Started by Laurence Manly. Last reply by David Pfeiffer Feb 11. 12 Replies

    Back to building!

    Started by Chuck Mallory. Last reply by Ted Crocker Feb 9. 1 Reply


    Started by Lapsteel washboard. Last reply by Ted Crocker Dec 19, 2018. 2 Replies

    Hunter S Thompson interviews Keith Richards

    Started by Ted Crocker. Last reply by Ted Crocker Dec 18, 2018. 2 Replies

    Good source for pre shaped and fretted necks

    Started by Paul Ronson. Last reply by Mike S Nov 5, 2018. 7 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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    2 pickups 2 volume pots

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    Other places to find me

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    Guitars 4 Vets.

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    Documenting my first builds.

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