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"Macanudo Gold Label Lord Nelson box, Maple neck, Yellow Pine fretboard, Bubinga nut & bridge. 22 frets on 25.5" scale with 10,13,18,26 strings"
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Ben Prestage/Preachin' Blues

"Ben is possessed!!"
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"Dang Chip this is coming along real nice. (you can title the pics once they are uploaded)"
Ted Crocker left a comment for Jeffrey Ross
"Hi Jeff, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!  Glad to see you made it.  BE CAREFUL - you can get lost for months here just looking at pics, watching videos and exploring the groups &…"
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Hippy Chip posted photos
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Lapsteel washboard left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Ted, thanks for the birthday wish!"
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John left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Hey Ted - thanks for accepting me into the group.  Have played 6-string acoustic for about 50 years and am finding that the 3-string experience has opened up a whole new world that's really fun."
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Uke for my grandmother

She will be 97 this year, and has played since my mom was a little girl. 15" scale, Mahogany neck with Red Oak fretboard, La Corona box.
Mar 15
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Scott c Pedersen commented on Ted Crocker's blog post Building the Honey Dripper Movie Guitar
"Very nice Guitar ted. I love how you hand wind your pickups. i bet they sound real nice."
Mar 11




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Welcome to the Clubhouse!

CBG HQ - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters

We're making music fun again...


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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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    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

    OK, that makes it harder....

    Started by Mike S. Last reply by Wayfinder Nov 15, 2018. 6 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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