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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 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

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 78 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

After over a thousand instruments, I still screw up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Smith Jun 8, 2017. 7 Replies

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 2:39pm on November 10, 2018, Jeffrey Bones Reilly said…

Thanks for adding me into the club house Ted best regards Jeff . 

At 7:25pm on November 8, 2018, Tony East said…

Thanks Ted had a great day  stay well cheers Tony

At 2:45pm on November 4, 2018, Karl F. Newman said…

thanks

At 10:45am on November 3, 2018, David Pfeiffer said…

Top o' the mornin', Ted. The guitar on that digital cake looks like my First Act Overtone will if I do the mod I've been thinking about. Which would be to Take the identical bridge humbucker out of my F.A. 502 and cut out a neck hole for it in the Overtone. It looks like a Tele' and has a Rose type tremolo, so I'd call it a "TRELEcaster... Now, before you even start to think any of the usual "You own a FIRST ACT?!?!?! hahaha" thoughts that seem to be prevalent, in my F.A.'s defense they are a poor man's guitar. They could only afford to use ONE piece of wood for the neck/head. Hahaha, Take THAT, Fender, etal. Not dissing Fender, I also own a STARcaster. Now all I gotta do is convince the 502's 'bucker that it's new life as a "Neckie" is a great and wonderful thing.

At 9:34am on October 30, 2018, LL Jensen said…
Thank you for the birthday wishes Ted
I appreciate ya
At 1:38pm on October 26, 2018, Kevin Edward Rose said…

Thank you for the birthday wishes, Ted!

At 1:34pm on October 26, 2018, Angus said…

Thank You

At 2:54pm on October 25, 2018, Richard said…

Hi Ted

thanks for accepting me into the site, already found much needed information on wiring for pickups .

Cheers

Rich

At 11:42am on October 25, 2018, Alan Matta said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

At 12:31pm on October 13, 2018, Brett Ford said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes

Brett

At 3:08pm on September 30, 2018, Chip Elmblad said…

Thanks Ted! Rock on!

At 10:15am on September 29, 2018, George Ferris said…

Thank you very much for the Birthday wish.....hmmmm,,,,suddenly I want cake.

At 12:11pm on September 26, 2018, Paul Atkinson said…

Thanks for the Birthday wishes, Ted!

At 1:18pm on September 25, 2018, leslie said…

Thanks 

At 10:37am on September 17, 2018, GRAHAM HEMPSTOCK said…

Thank you for adding me .

At 8:52am on September 16, 2018, David Pfeiffer said…

Hello again, Ted. No, I did not find a diagram that fit, so from my vast wealth of lack of knowledge and experience, I created one. Oh, and my profile picture has me sneaking up on an extra kitchen chair that's about to  have surgery, due to my need of a CBG neck. "Parts is Parts!"

At 8:30am on September 16, 2018, David Pfeiffer said…

Hello, Ted. I had a question when I joined and thus far the entire world wide web has not a single reference to any wiring diagram or comment about "in-bridge piezo disc with volume, on/off switch, neck humbucker with volume, on/off switch, and one mono jack". So, being the daring, foolhardy young man of questionable background that I am, I'm building it anyway. And after more research, I finally learned what a guitar "kill-switch" is,and does, it seemed like the perfect monkey wrench to throw in, so I'm putting one of those on build number five also. The separate on/off switches and volume pots should provide an infinite number of tones, and keep some digital distance between that snobby upper crust humbucker and his poor neighbor living under the bridge. The humbucker is my first home made pickup, loosely following the plans for a "flat boy" pickup. Although in comparison, I'd have to call mine a "fat boy" pickup.But in initial lab (studio apartment coffee table) testing, it Produced a richer tone than my Fender pups. Ever onward. A good day to you.  -David, a.k.a. the ConnMan.    

At 5:39pm on September 8, 2018, Smoky Blue said…

Thank you Ted! 

At 12:56am on September 2, 2018, darryl.kernaghan said…

thanks for the cake Ted

At 10:50am on August 29, 2018, Diego Desimone said…

Thank you Ted! I surely will learn a lot from all ef you. I will try to help with my knowledge

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"Looking great so far Chip!"
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"Great job Jeff!  Cool stuff on the wall too!"
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Pickup Installed

"That's a fine sight Chip!!  Love those boxes."
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"S W E E E E T ! ! !"
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Queen - Red Special Ukulele

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3 String Multi Scale

"Very cool Greg!"
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Steampunk lapsteel SP3

"WOW George this is insane - AWESOME JOB!!!"
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The Tea Pot

"WOW Jeff, this is great!  "
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New six string build

"Great job so far, I love that box!  I've never used ironwood or ipe but from what I hear either should be great for a nut.  I use a lot of ebony."
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"Top o' the mornin', Ted. The guitar on that digital cake looks like my First Act Overtone will if I do the mod I've been thinking about. Which would be to Take the identical bridge humbucker out of my F.A. 502 and cut out a neck hole…"
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memorial guitar 1

"Very cool Lap!!!"
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Memorial guitar 2

"Sweet!  I was a bowling machine mechanic for a total of about 8 years or so - 4 different centers. "
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