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Deep Blues Slide Cigar Box Guitar - Pignose 3 string Blues - Red Dog Guitars

I have several new cigar box guitars for sale at the website https://reddogguitars.com or Google Red Dog Guitars I also have more old time blues videos here ...
Ray O'Bannon commented on Ted Crocker's status
"Happy Thanksgiving! (a bit late, I was too full to type)"
Nov 30
Ray O'Bannon commented on Ray O'Bannon's photo

Wooden peg diddley bows

"That's about the size these are, I was experimenting to see if smaller scales would inhibit the playability (but surprisingly, I found them quite comfortable to play at any size). Was also trying wooden pegs, they seemed to work OK but twisted…"
Nov 30
Ray O'Bannon commented on Ray O'Bannon's photo

A pile of my homemade guitars.

"Thanks! And you're right, they are sort of like children... or some sort of spawn, at least."
Nov 30
Ray O'Bannon commented on Ray O'Bannon's video


"Thanks! It started out as an acoustic but lacked volume so I added the pickup, now it's a fun little guitar."
Nov 30
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"Angus & I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!! https://imgur.com/d3V6PL0"
Nov 27
BrianQ. commented on Ray O'Bannon's photo

Wooden peg diddley bows

"Kool, I build something very similar. I use an 18.5” & 19.5” scale Pentatonic & Diatonic Fret layouts for my 1 stringers, they come out to be 24” in total length. Great minds think alike :D"
Nov 27
Ted Crocker commented on Ray O'Bannon's photo

A pile of my homemade guitars.

"AWESOME family photo!!!!  Lots of real creativity."
Nov 27
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Nov 27
BrianQ. commented on Ray O'Bannon's video


"Great sounding 3 stringer!"
Nov 27
Ray O'Bannon joined J.J. Rango's group

3 string guitars

This is a group about all things in three string!See More
Nov 25
Ray O'Bannon joined Willardj's group

Diddley Bows & 1 Stringers

HEY people,,,just startin this group...will add more later.How to build, tune, play - videos and more.
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Nov 25
Ray O'Bannon left a comment for BrianQ.
"Thanks! Good to see you here, I didn't know this club existed until yesterday. Looks like a fun place."
Nov 25
Ray O'Bannon left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for letting me in the door, looks like a really fun place here! I'll try to behave myself...   :)"
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BrianQ. left a comment for Ray O'Bannon
"Hey Ray, welcome to the clubhouse :D"
Nov 25
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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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    Been gone a while need some inspiration

    Started by Greg Bement. Last reply by james pobog Oct 29. 6 Replies

    Suggestions needed...

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    How Do You Record Your Music?

    Started by Cigarbox Slim. Last reply by Tom Temple Oct 5. 3 Replies

    Good day to you all from Bristol

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    How to Build an Induction Pickup

    Started by Wayfinder. Last reply by Matt Quinney Aug 26. 16 Replies

    OK, that makes it harder....

    Started by Mike S. Last reply by Angus Edwards May 27. 9 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

    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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