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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 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

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 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

At 9:44pm on August 19, 2018, Monroe Blanton said…

Thank you for the birthday greeting and reminds me that I need to post pics of my newest CBG that I completed this weekend.  I'll try to get something up this week.  Thanks again, 

At 5:35pm on August 2, 2018, Angus Edwards said…

Thanks Ted it's great to find a club with like minded people,it's hard for me to sit still I'm always in my workshop unless there's more important stuff to do around the place but I'm gonna try and get involved. 

Cheers thanks again mate.

At 10:57am on August 1, 2018, Hal Somervill said…

Thanks, Ted. I was just counting back the birthday cakes you have sent. Let's see...2011 was the first. Damn, we're getting OLD!

At 7:59pm on July 23, 2018, Steve Nelson said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes Ted

At 4:39pm on July 22, 2018, Dave Strain said…

Thank You Ted !!!

At 12:39pm on July 19, 2018, Mark Five said…
Thanks Ted
At 4:47pm on July 17, 2018, Don Craig said…

Hi Ted, thanks for the invite, I've been building box guitars and hanging out on CBN for the past year, I just discovered Handmade Music Clubhouse today when I ran across your member profile.  This looks like another home, thanks.

At 2:05pm on July 10, 2018, Charles Atchison said…

Thanks Ted!

At 1:05pm on July 7, 2018, Ted Sanchez said…
Thank you for adding me to the group, I look forward to taking part & sharpening my craft
At 1:30pm on July 5, 2018, Marvin O'Gravel said…

Awww, Thanks!

At 10:40am on July 5, 2018, Karl F. Newman said…

Hi; thanks for adding me. I know a little about how to make a box that makes some good noise. the more I know ,the more I know how little I know. it's nice to have a venue to show off what you did and get feedback on it. So this is my feedback to you ;) thanks

 

At 11:08am on July 3, 2018, Elderotto said…

Thanks Mr. Ted Crocker

At 3:38am on July 3, 2018, Mogens Pedersen said…

Thank you very much...

At 8:31am on July 1, 2018, Joe Williams said…

Thanks Ted.

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"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…"
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David Pfeiffer left a comment for Ted Crocker
"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…"
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"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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"Thank you Ted! I hope to learn a lot from the members, and I will try to help you all with my  knowledge"
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"WOW Paul, this is awesome.  Lots of great info.  Thanks!!"
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"Thank you for the birthday greeting and reminds me that I need to post pics of my newest CBG that I completed this weekend.  I'll try to get something up this week.  Thanks again, "
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Too many to list, check my pics.
 
 
 

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