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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

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:

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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 12:41am on January 24, 2018, CMB Guitars said…
Thanks Ted!
At 5:39pm on January 22, 2018, Ian Turner said…

Thanks Ted

At 12:41pm on January 14, 2018, Skeesix said…

Thanks Ted!

At 9:45am on January 10, 2018, Bill Turner said…

Thanks, Ted!

At 2:30pm on December 23, 2017, Stephen Bostwick said…

Just built a new CBG, but for some reason my strings are rattling.  What can I do to alleviate the rattling problem?

At 2:28pm on December 23, 2017, Stephen Bostwick said…

Thanks so very much! Years go by really fast!  I hope to learn alot on this site.

At 12:17pm on December 19, 2017, Bob Marioni said…

Thanks for the Birthday wish Ted! Hope all is going well!

At 11:12am on December 15, 2017, Jim Jackson said…

Thanks for the birthday wish Ted.  I truly do appreciate it.

At 5:03pm on December 13, 2017, Grayling Pingel said…

Hey Ted, thanks for the birthday cake!

At 2:16pm on December 9, 2017, Jim Olean said…

Thanks for the feedback, The wires are red and white not black and white.  Is the red ground?

At 4:25pm on December 8, 2017, Jim Olean said…

Thanks for the BD wish.  I have an wiring question.  I have a humbucker and all of the wiring diagrams show 2 wires. Mine has a white, black and some bare strands. Are the bare wires the ground?  This is the first time using a humbucker so excuse my ignorance.  I'm not using a tone control, just volume and jack. Thanks for any help. JimO

At 3:31pm on December 6, 2017, John Mondin said…

Thank you for the warm welcome. I am a repairman by trade but have always enjoyed talking with anyone about building instruments. Looking forward to getting involved. Thank you, John M.

At 8:39pm on December 2, 2017, George Mesheau said…

thanks for the BD wishes. another year over and deeper in debt the song goes. lol

At 2:23pm on November 27, 2017, John Jobe said…

Thanks Ted! I've had a lot of health issues and haven't gotten to build as I'd have liked to. Hoping most of it is sorted out and to be back in the shop soon. I have a new X-Carve now that I haven't gotten to play with much.

At 4:07am on November 26, 2017, Jim Stein said…

Thanks building a mountain dulcimer at the moment

At 12:47pm on November 24, 2017, DeForest Ray Sparks said…

Thank you for the Birthday wishes 

At 12:43pm on November 24, 2017, DeForest Ray Sparks said…

Thanks 

At 12:13pm on November 18, 2017, Mike Andress said…
Thanks bro. I am honored to be your friend and really enjoy talking to you about stuff.
At 11:17am on November 14, 2017, marty correll said…
Thanks for the birthday cake did you make it yourself ? lol
At 6:37am on November 13, 2017, Tony East said…

Thanks Ted had a great day  cheers Tony

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CMB Guitars left a comment for Ted Crocker
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Ian Turner left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted"
yesterday
Ted Crocker replied to Larry Epstein's discussion Searching for brass or copper resonator cones
"I would try Facebook for Old Lowe and Charles Atchison.  CB Gitty has a variety of sizes on his site.  Good luck!"
Friday
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"Sweet tune, awesome build!"
Friday
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Friday
Ted Crocker replied to rick harris's discussion Should bridge and nut be the same height on a fretless cbg?
"I try to have an equal distance, like figure 1."
Friday
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Jan 16
Skeesix left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted!"
Jan 14
Ted Crocker replied to rick harris's discussion Space between box and lid or no space
"The reason builders have space between the top and the neck is the guitar will be louder acoustic.  It allows the box top to freely vibrate to get volume and tone. The rules change when you go electric..."
Jan 13
Ted Crocker replied to Wayfinder's discussion New FlatCats... Gen 7!
"Great!   It's always satisfying when you have an idea, work on it, modify it, test, test, test and finally reach the solution you had in mind.  I've been there numerous times, it's a great feeling.  Congratulations!!!"
Jan 11
Ted Crocker commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo
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Home made case

"WOW, awesome!"
Jan 11
Ted Crocker commented on Lapsteel washboard's photo
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Banjo side

"Great job Lap, I love all the details!"
Jan 11
Bill Turner left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks, Ted!"
Jan 10
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"Great build!"
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"Nice!"
Jan 8
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Amp PETRA

"WOW Gilberto, very cool!  What amp circuit did you use?"
Jan 8
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