Handmade Music Clubhouse

Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters - CBG HQ

  • Stockton, CA
  • United States

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  • Tim Pannabecker
  • Ted Crocker

Welcome to my world...

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Jerry Jordan commented on BrianQ.'s photo

Toothpick Diddley

"Cool.,.,yep time to finish'r up.,.,"
BrianQ. left a comment for Bruce Newman
"Welcome :)"
BrianQ. posted a photo

Toothpick Diddley

Found this in the back of a wood pile recently, time to finish ‘er up? Regular toothpicks & bamboo skewer nut.
BrianQ. commented on Chuck Bouwens's photo


"Artec or your circuit?"
Oct 10
BrianQ. commented on Chuck Bouwens's photo


"Looks like it came from the ol’ days, great build!"
Oct 10
BrianQ. commented on Ted Crocker's photo
Oct 10
BrianQ. left a comment for Wiel Mulders
"Welcome to the clubhouse :)"
Oct 3
BrianQ. commented on BrianQ.'s photo

Mock up

"Thnx Ted, being a guit tech, I get a build up of bent & broken tuners. Gotta do something with em, I just hate to throw em out?"
Oct 1
Ted Crocker commented on BrianQ.'s photo

Mock up

"I love builds like this, great job Brian!!"
Oct 1
BrianQ. posted a photo

Mock up

A quick n dirty mock up for a Xmas canjo, gotta go to work, darn it!!!
Sep 30
BrianQ. posted a status
"Mocked a neck up for a canjo, who knows when I’ll have time to finish it? “When ya hot, ya hot. When ya not, ya not”....Jerry Reed"
Sep 30
BrianQ. posted a status
"Gathering cans,containers & lumber for some Xmas canjo’s"
Sep 29
BrianQ. replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion My name is Chuck in the group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Welcome to the clubhouse Chuck"
Sep 17
BrianQ. commented on Willardj's group Diddley Bows & 1 Stringers
"Good stuff, angus "
Sep 13
BrianQ. commented on Ted Crocker's album

Headstock Designs

"That’s a lot of headstocks,Taxi sure shed a lot of feathers for those? "
Aug 25
BrianQ. commented on Molly McCurdy's photo
Aug 24

Profile Information

Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Straight from Ted Crocker himself
What instruments are you building or playing?
I build lots of one stringers as well as 3 stringer cbg’s

In the beginning...

  My 1st guitar was a Classical guitar Neck & Bridge with only 3 strings, screwed to a Hava-Tampa cigar box, with the inspiration of Bo Diddley & so many others. Damn, I thought I was on the way to fame & fortune! Turns out, that guitar was more infamous than famous, fell apart in a matter of a few months. What does a 14 year old know about building guitars?        

  Looking back on that experience & the lack of knowledge available to me at the time, makes me glad there are places like this. Places where people of different ages & backgrounds can come together & give guidance to all things handmade....

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At 7:30pm on May 5, 2019, Alan Gregory Payton (aka #AGP) said…

"Thanks BQ"  :-)

At 11:57am on April 19, 2019, Craig Cole said…

Thanx Brian - that's my plan! Awesome pic BTW.

At 12:23pm on April 13, 2019, Ted Crocker said…

At 5:07am on March 20, 2019, michael gittins said…

Thank you...

At 1:41pm on January 17, 2019, Tim Pannabecker said…

Thank you this site seems very comfortable 

At 2:21pm on January 4, 2019, Ronald Brown said…

Thanks for letting me in,hope to learn some pointers to improve my builds.

At 11:29am on December 18, 2018, Scott c Pedersen said…

Thanks for allowing me into your Club House

At 12:30am on December 1, 2018, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Brian, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!  Glad you made it here.

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is...  There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!

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