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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 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


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 1:55pm on April 15, 2017, Gary Wensley said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Ted!

At 10:34am on April 14, 2017, Ritchie said…

Thanks very much for the b-day wishes :)

At 8:02am on April 13, 2017, Ken Vickerson said…
Thanks Ted!
At 5:15pm on April 10, 2017, Michael L. Castle said…

Thanks Ted for the Birthday wishes!

At 3:09pm on April 1, 2017, George Moran said…
Ted, thanks for the happy birthday. I'm aware it's April Fools day, but, it really is my birthday. 73 and still having fun.
At 1:06pm on March 27, 2017, Rick Walker said…

Thanks Ted!  Just another spin around the sun.

At 1:16pm on March 14, 2017, Joseph McFarlane said…

Thanks for the comment on the Snark, Ted. 

At 6:10pm on March 8, 2017, Max Shores said…

Thanks for the birthday greeting Ted!

At 5:10pm on March 4, 2017, POPPY DOUGLAS said…

Thanks Ted !

At 11:29am on March 4, 2017, Jawbone and Jolene said…

So much cake, so little time........  Man thank you for remembering.  At 62 it's coming together finally.  I was a road dog in my youth, but some 38 years ago I put some sort of roots down.  NOW though, with the love of my life, it's time for us to get the gypsy thing on!  Next winter will find us in Fla., looking up some friends, and of course you are among them Ted!

Jawbone and Jolene are shortly to begin the Adios Infinity Tour, which will last as long as we do.  The plan is to see the sights, meet the people, and play THE MUSIC everywhere and everytime we can.

Keep a spot for us and we'll see you this oming winter ol bud!

At 3:34pm on February 27, 2017, Randy Tipton said…
Thanks a bunch! I have hand built surfboards, hunting bows, rifle stocks, and prosthetic arms & legs (I am a prosthetist), but this is my first attempt at a musical instrument. I recently acquired a nice wood humidor and ordered some parts from CBGitty to build a guitar with it. I dug up an old cookie tin and hickory mattox handle from my barn and just started on a...banjo/canjo or guitar, not sure which it will be yet. So much to learn!
At 10:49am on February 25, 2017, Thomas G. Buster Tripp,jr. said…

Thanks, Sorry I'm late. Been having problems with my computer and email.

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


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!


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.

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Tony Padillo replied to Ted Crocker's discussion Knotlenny's ultimate best first CBG lesson in the group CBG Playing for Dummies
"Love this lesson, I've built a couple of cbg. but can play anything on them yet! So I have to watch and listen to my grandson play them. I hope these lesson help me."
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"I love this!  Awesome build and sounds great."
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"Love the cutout!"
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"Very cool Mike!"
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"Thanks Ted for the Birthday wishes!"
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"WOW Tracy, these look great!  Nice details."
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musical candle holders

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