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  • Edwin Hawkins
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  • Patrick "IaNerd" Byrnes
  • Chuck Mallory
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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:

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 7:46am on April 16, 2018, Nick Brooks said…

Hi Ted, thanks for adding me!

Nick

At 2:23pm on April 14, 2018, Mark Brock said…

Ted, thanks for friending me. This making cbg’s, cbb’s and cantos is more of a hobby than a business. I enjoy what I build and making one unique guitar at a time. 

At 2:14pm on April 14, 2018, Mark Brock said…

Ted, thanks for friending me. This making cbg’s, cbb’s and cantos is more of a hobby than a business. I enjoy what I build and making one unique guitar at a time. 

At 12:48pm on April 11, 2018, Sarah Wojcik said…

Thank you ☺️

At 9:58am on April 7, 2018, Tom Petry said…

Thanks for the Happy Birthday wishes Ted.  Here's to another trip around the sun.

At 11:11pm on April 5, 2018, J.J. Rango said…

Its been ups and downs but I am still alive!...I will call you in the next day or so and catch up with you...perhaps Friday ( 4-6-18)  afternoon around 5 ish or so...I will call!

At 8:01pm on April 5, 2018, Edwin Hawkins said…
Thanks for directions, I will proceed with caution. Measure twice cut once.
At 9:23am on April 5, 2018, Jack Hoagland said…

Thanks, Ted! We are doing guitar shows this spring, summer, & fall.  (Hoagland Custom) Akron, Ohio, Allentown, PA, Pittsburgh, Erie, & Lancaster, PA, and in Catlettsburg, Kentucky... If you or any of the members are close by, stop and say hi!  Jack

At 3:54pm on April 4, 2018, Steve Carter said…

Thank you!

At 9:52am on April 4, 2018, doggeroo said…

Thanks.  Looks yummy.

At 1:37pm on April 1, 2018, George Moran said…

Ted, thanks for the birthday cake. Looks yummy.  I'm doing well for 35. Actually I turned 74 today and feel like 35.

George

At 6:49pm on March 23, 2018, David Kendrick said…

Will do, I'm trying to get moved back to Ark lungs are bad can't breath in Fla air is to heavy...

At 6:05pm on March 17, 2018, Kenneth J. Mitseff said…

thanks for well wishes...have not been on line much lately...trying to get busy with building of string things lately... nice cake , grateful I am.

At 4:36pm on March 17, 2018, Lapsteel washboard said…

Ted-

Many thanks for the birthday cake...I appreciate it!

At 3:22pm on March 16, 2018, John Mondin said…

Thank you for the Birthday wishes! 

At 12:48pm on March 12, 2018, George Porter said…

Well, my son gave me a cigar box guitar kit as a gift. It's a Chicken John's 3 string deluxe kit with a genuine cigar box? Problem is it seems you need a quite a bit of specialised gear (tools) to build it so I've put off starting until I feel I have the time and the tools. It will happen one day I'm sure. Until then it stays in the box. 

 

At 8:32pm on March 5, 2018, Brian William Regier said…

Hey! Hello,  I only found this (you) this afternoon while looking for a down-loadable mandolin Fret template.  So...not alone in the universe.  Thanks.....may take a while to figure this all out.

At 4:37pm on March 5, 2018, John Bradshaw said…

Thanks Ted,  I'm 68 today, and still wish I had known CBG's when I was much younger.  I tell everybody to look up CBG's on the Net, hoping to make musicians of the whole world.

At 2:47pm on February 28, 2018, Keren Shteimberg said…

WOW...

Thank you very much Ted for the beautiful blessing 

I've  just created a clip that can complete the gift...

https://youtu.be/PQ5jdViFcFk

Enjoy ;-)

At 3:41pm on February 26, 2018, David Elliott Wells said…

Thanks, Ted.

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Fretted Guitar Riff

"Great job Mark!!"
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Soprano Uke 01

"I love this little guy!"
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La Antiguedad 02

"Great box Chuck, plus lots of nice details!"
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Hope Chest 02

"Very cool Chuck!"
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"Excellent, I love this!!  Really imaginative build."
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"This is awesome Bjorn!!!"
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"Very cool Danny!!!"
Monday
Ted Crocker commented on Danny Gordon's blog post string tension or fretting issues
"Danny, seeing that it's fretted, the bridge has to be in a precise spot.  It should be the same distance from the 12th fret as the nut is from the 12th fret.  You said 25" scale, so 12th fret should be at 12.5" from both nut…"
Monday
Nick Brooks left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Hi Ted, thanks for adding me! Nick"
Monday
Mark Brock left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Ted, thanks for friending me. This making cbg’s, cbb’s and cantos is more of a hobby than a business. I enjoy what I build and making one unique guitar at a time. "
Saturday
Ted Crocker commented on Danny Gordon's blog post string tension or fretting issues
"Can you post a pic Danny.  The answers are different if you have actual frets or not."
Apr 12
Sarah Wojcik left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you ☺️"
Apr 11
Tom Petry left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for the Happy Birthday wishes Ted.  Here's to another trip around the sun."
Apr 7
Ted Crocker commented on Tony Torana's photo
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"COOL!!"
Apr 6
Ted Crocker commented on Tony Torana's photo
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"WOW, nice rig Tony!!"
Apr 6
J.J. Rango left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Its been ups and downs but I am still alive!...I will call you in the next day or so and catch up with you...perhaps Friday ( 4-6-18)  afternoon around 5 ish or so...I will call!"
Apr 5
Edwin Hawkins left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks for directions, I will proceed with caution. Measure twice cut once."
Apr 5
Jack Hoagland left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks, Ted! We are doing guitar shows this spring, summer, & fall.  (Hoagland Custom) Akron, Ohio, Allentown, PA, Pittsburgh, Erie, & Lancaster, PA, and in Catlettsburg, Kentucky... If you or any of the members are close by, stop and…"
Apr 5
Steve Carter left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you!"
Apr 4

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