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Ted Crocker's Blog

Florida shop 3 - before

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:00pm 13 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 15 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

Bojangles

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

Guild Guitars Factory Tour

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paul Monaco Aug 25, 2013. 1 Reply

 

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 3:02pm on February 17, 2017, Ben Riley said…

Thanks Ted much appreciated

At 7:14am on February 13, 2017, Jim Davis said…

Thanks.  I appreciate it.

At 1:35pm on February 12, 2017, Charles L McDowell said…

Thank you Ted

Being retired I spend most of my spare time making and selling stringed instruments. I love making Mountain Dulcimers, Lap Steel Guitars, Diddley Bows, and Cigar Box Guitars. My specialty is Dog Dish Resonator Cigar Box Guitars.

My site is  http://www.charleslmcdowell.com

Charles

At 5:28pm on February 10, 2017, michael broadbent said…

Thank you for your welcome.
Having had three daughters most of my woodwork was making toys and dolls houses,they grew up and now i make dolls houses for my granddaughters Now i have some time for myself i am going to have a go at a laptop guitar so i will need help . I am in UK and live on a narrowboat.

At 1:47pm on February 6, 2017, Serge Ploujnikov said…

Thank you!

At 4:52pm on February 4, 2017, Kimmo Nissinen (k.n kadoogen) said…

Thank you Sir! for  remembering my Area 51 birthday!

-k.n-

At 12:12pm on February 4, 2017, Michael Walker said…

Thanks for adding me Ted. I already have a selection of cigar boxes and some hardwood for necks. I'm currently gathering tools and can't wait to start my first Cigar Box Guitar build!

At 3:51pm on January 31, 2017, Arnold Velterop said…
Thanx for adding me as a member Ted.
I will explore this forum and expect to learn a lot from it.
Many Greetings from the Netherlands.
At 11:04pm on January 30, 2017, Kathi Neubert said…

thanks!! 

At 11:53am on January 25, 2017, Shawn LaMaster said…
Thank you!
At 4:49pm on January 15, 2017, Kathy Creek said…

Thank you for the birthday wishes!

At 1:19pm on January 15, 2017, John Jobe said…

Thanks for adding me Ted. I've been building CBGs for a little over a year now. Recently completed my first strumstick. Waiting now to receive my new X-Carve from Inventables. I am a blacksmith and welder by trade and also have a Torchmate CNC plasma table in my shop. Planning to use that to make a lot of my own hardware. Will be starting my first 4 string license plate resonator CBG next week. There'll be a lot of firsts for me in this guitar.  Hope to be both educated and to educate here. Have a great day buddy.

At 12:18pm on January 14, 2017, Skeesix said…

Thanks for the birthday greetings, Ted!

At 11:59pm on January 13, 2017, Jack Murphy said…

Thanks for the birthday greetings Ted.  i need to spend more time back at the clubhouse, i haven't had a good attendance record lately, but hope to be here more in 2017.

Jack

At 5:47am on January 6, 2017, Joseph McFarlane said…

Thanks for the comment on "PlanoTop", Ted.  Saw your "Rattler" amps and the recent Rory Tribute.  Very cool. 

At 10:11pm on December 29, 2016, Jon Paul Powers said…

Thanks Ted, wanting to learn how to build cigar box guitars. It should be fun.

At 5:49pm on December 29, 2016, Graham McArthur said…

Thank you for the warm welcome, Ted. I will have a look around and see what everyone is doing.

At 4:50pm on December 24, 2016, Bob Johnston said…

Thank you Ted for accepting me into your site.  I love music, especially the blues and am looking forward to starting my first build after the first of the year.  I've already gained a ton of information from this site.  

At 11:47am on December 16, 2016, Charles Atchison said…

Thanks Ted!

I am a long time admirer of your work and I am looking forward to exploring and posting here.

Charles

At 12:44pm on December 15, 2016, Larry Epstein said…

Thank you, Ted. Here are my two latest uke-builds since moving to Prescott Arizona last September.

Larry

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2 string Diddly, full image

"got a final pic jim?   a vid?"
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Winnipeg Wally 16

"3 times now ...!!!"
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Winnipeg Wally 16

"WOW Wash, this came at the right time - great job!  I needed something like this...  (rewound and listened again!) (what's your name?"
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Ben Riley left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted much appreciated"
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trucks and tables

"Very cool !"
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Jim Davis left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks.  I appreciate it."
Feb 13
Charles L McDowell left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you Ted Being retired I spend most of my spare time making and selling stringed instruments. I love making Mountain Dulcimers, Lap Steel Guitars, Diddley Bows, and Cigar Box Guitars. My specialty is Dog Dish Resonator Cigar Box Guitars. My…"
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michael broadbent left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you for your welcome. Having had three daughters most of my woodwork was making toys and dolls houses,they grew up and now i make dolls houses for my granddaughters Now i have some time for myself i am going to have a go at a laptop guitar so…"
Feb 10
Serge Ploujnikov left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you!"
Feb 6
Ted Crocker commented on Belfast Guy's photo
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Ted Crocker commented on Lapsteel washboard's video
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Winnipeg Wally 14

"Dang lap, a toe tapper and I listened to it 3 times in a row.  Awesome build, you nailed it.  sounds great!  "
Feb 5
Ted Crocker replied to Tom Lauten's discussion My Bass Ukulele build in the group Homemade Bass Builders
"Very cool build Tom!  Some great details.  Love the fret marker idea!  What are the 3 things on the control plate?  "
Feb 5
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Paul's "Grave-digger" Shovel Guitar !

"I've broken and even melted drill bits trying to drill steel.  Surprisingly, I've had great results using the Harbor Freight step bits."
Feb 5
Ted Crocker left a comment for Mark Lillo
"Awesome Charlie Parr vid!  You must be grinning ear to ear.  Where ya been?  We miss you.  Still building?  Hope everything is OK."
Feb 5
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Paul's "Grave-digger" Shovel Guitar !

"Sounds great Paul, good job!"
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Grave Digger Shovel guitar

"This is awesome Paul!"
Feb 5
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"Great details!"
Feb 5

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