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Ted Crocker
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Ted Crocker's Blog

Florida shop 3 - before

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:00pm 12 Comments

Building the Newgrange CBG

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 8:00pm 11 Comments

The Coalhouse Project - Part 2

Posted on September 24, 2012 at 8:30pm 19 Comments

The Coalhouse Project

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 9:30pm 14 Comments

Building the Back Porch'r

Posted on February 16, 2012 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

Building the Armageddon Flux Guitar

Posted on January 12, 2012 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

Building the Goose Lap Steel Guitar

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 1:00pm 12 Comments

Building the Delta Box CBG

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 10:00pm 5 Comments


Posted on August 16, 2010 at 10:30pm 9 Comments

Building the Gris-Gris Guitar

Posted on August 1, 2010 at 6:30pm 32 Comments

Building the Hitchhiker Guitar

Posted on July 30, 2010 at 2:30pm 23 Comments

Building the Hot Rod Guitar

Posted on May 22, 2010 at 7:30pm 77 Comments

Building the La Flor CBG

Posted on May 15, 2010 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

Building the Honey Dripper Movie Guitar

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 12:00pm 6 Comments

Ted Crocker's Discussions

16 facts about Muddy Waters

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shane Hopkins Apr 22, 2015. 1 Reply

An evening with Seasick Steve

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wichita Sam Apr 28, 2014. 2 Replies

Harpo Marx - Broken piano, no problem!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ragtimelil Jan 28, 2014. 3 Replies

Hey, Did You Know Bob Dylan Is A Steampunk Metalworker?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Crocker Nov 22, 2013. 3 Replies

Roert Plant and his gas can guitar

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Newbery Oct 25, 2013. 2 Replies

Chickenbone John on Pawn Stars UK TV

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joseph Bento Oct 8, 2013. 3 Replies


Ted Crocker: Guitars & Gear

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Welcome to Ted's Mad Scientist Laboratory

I'm a luthier and inventor of weird instruments, pickups, mics, stompers and other gear for musicians, luthiers & CBG builders. I enjoy helping people build and repair their own instruments. I can make a custom guitar or pickup or other gear for you.

Visit TedCrocker.com to learn more.

See my interview in Modern Guitars Magazine!

Check out my Facebook page, MySpace page and Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)

Keith Urban playing his Crocker Honey Dripper guitar in concert!  

No band, just Keith and his Crocker...

Want one of your own?

From email with Keith:

"Ted, I looked on your web site and just fell in love with this guitar...  Can’t remember for the life of me how I stumbled upon the Honey Dripper but serendipity is a splendid thing.  Guitars like yours keep me connected with the basics, the simplicity, the earthiness and undeniable sexiness that is the electric guitar.  Yes, I have had a good play on the Honeydripper and it’s certainly got some serious mojo. I love it.  Cheers for now brother."

Some of my weird creations:

Custom Pickups:

More Custom Pickups



Ask me about my hand crafted gear for builders or visit my eBay store to see everything currently available. I can customize anything you need, just ask!

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At 4:19pm on September 20, 2017, David Clark said…

Thank you sir.

At 12:01am on September 20, 2017, Richard Boggess said…

Thanks Ted

At 9:54pm on September 18, 2017, Gail Brayden said…
Thank you, Ted!
At 1:10pm on September 18, 2017, Steve Foster said…

Thanks Ted - from Robin Hood's Bay, UK

At 2:45pm on September 15, 2017, Jason Russell said…
Thanks Ted
At 11:46pm on September 14, 2017, darryl.kernaghan said…

I missed  my cake Ted, sorry, thanks,it was stale by the time i noticed, but the dog loved it anyway

At 7:04pm on September 8, 2017, Dave Kurdunowicz said…
Thanks Ted!
At 7:54am on September 6, 2017, Michael Fred Johnson said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes Ted.

Would have replied earlier but was lucky enough to spend my birthday in Lucca in Italy.Don't feel sorry for me it wasn't all Italian food and wine,I brought home some nice cigar boxes!

At 1:09am on August 21, 2017, Tom Matthews said…

Thanks for the birthday cake Ted!

At 12:44pm on August 18, 2017, leslie said…


At 5:07pm on August 16, 2017, Hal Somervill said…

Thanks for the Birthday wishes. Another trip around the sun, and we're both still kickin'.

At 5:30pm on August 4, 2017, Russ Oakes said…

Thanks Ted ,I am sure I will find some good ideas from all the resources available

At 8:05pm on July 27, 2017, Michael J. Latoski said…
Thanks Ted another trip around the sun complete !
At 12:49pm on July 21, 2017, Dave McQueen said…
Thanks so much for the birthday wishes.its a perfect day here and I am doing my best to enjoy it. :-)
At 8:33am on July 17, 2017, Gene Jaimez said…

Greetings and thanks for your comment Ted. The pickups are Ted Crocker DownUnder pickups and they sound killer.

At 1:25pm on July 13, 2017, Francisco jonas de Melo said…

While I finish my English course, I will use the google translator, but it is a pleasure to join a forum of these magnitude.
I'm very happy, Teddy.
hugs friend

At 1:21pm on July 11, 2017, Tim Kurrle said…

Thank you!!

At 1:09pm on July 10, 2017, Charles Atchison said…

Thank you Ted!

At 12:04pm on July 3, 2017, Elderotto said…

Thank You Ted

At 2:27pm on June 29, 2017, Bruce Wharton said…

Again, happy belated birthday Ted!!! You are the guy responsible for causing more craziness in my life! Sending peace and love brother.

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Lane Martin commented on Ted Crocker's photo

steampunk weird headstock

"So it's a V-4? Nice work."
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"I missed  my cake Ted, sorry, thanks,it was stale by the time i noticed, but the dog loved it anyway"
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Sep 9
Ted Crocker commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo

Home made case

"DANG Lap, this papoose is awesome!  What kind of sandwich & beer?  ;)"
Sep 8
Dave Kurdunowicz left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted!"
Sep 8
Michael Fred Johnson left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the birthday wishes Ted. Would have replied earlier but was lucky enough to spend my birthday in Lucca in Italy.Don't feel sorry for me it wasn't all Italian food and wine,I brought home some nice cigar boxes!"
Sep 6
Ted Crocker commented on railroadDon's photo

the new railroaddon hide out

"MAKE SOME NEW MUSIC ON A NEW INSTRUMENT!!!! Rail, I've said it before, you are the hardest worker I know."
Sep 6
Ted Crocker commented on Kevin's photo


"Great build Kevin!  What kind of wood is it? I'm not sure why the pic looks squished, but it looks normal if you click View Full Size.  Maybe delete & upload again."
Sep 5
Ted Crocker commented on Nigel McTrustry's video

Nigel McTrustry's Original Yellow Dog

"DANG boy...  Now we know where you been hiding for so long  Great job!  DON'T BE A STRANGER"
Sep 3
Ted Crocker commented on Sid Workman's photo

Riverside Inn.

"Nice piece of wood Sid!  Don't let the bear bite you."
Sep 2
Michael Lacy joined Ted Crocker's group
Aug 30
Ted Crocker posted a photo

steampunk weird headstock

I dig how I figured out this way to mount tuners. Also a real cool string tree/nut made from aluminum u-channel (Ive done that method a lot for nuts and bridges/tailpieces.)
Aug 29
Ted Crocker commented on thomas brienza's photo


"WOW Tom, this is cool!  Good job. Enjoy the case of beer."
Aug 29
Ted Crocker commented on Ted Smith's photo


"Dang Ted, holy Moly dude! Way to raise the bar..."
Aug 27

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