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September 2012 Blog Posts (5)

The Coalhouse Project - Part 2

Hey Ted, can you make me 70 unique Crocker instruments in 5 weeks?

"No problem…"

See The Coalhouse Project Part 1 blog, with the first 36 instruments HERE



Added by Ted Crocker on September 24, 2012 at 8:30pm — 19 Comments

A Beginner's Anxieties

I’m pretty new to the whole CBG scene. I only joined The Clubhouse in February of 2012 so at the time of this writing, that’s right at 8 months. In that time, I've built a total of 6 guitars, and number 7 is on the bench. None of them are anything you’d call a work of art - the first 6 are fretless, 3-string, slide guitars that stay in tune (or not) at their whim. In fact, my 5th build has earned the nickname Bartleby for the simple reason that when it comes to staying in tune, it would just…


Added by Rusty Pup (Mark) on September 22, 2012 at 7:08am — 9 Comments

Story Gourd Workshop

A few clubhouse friends suggested that I post a link to the site where you can watch a few of my builds.  There are videos of banjos, limberjacks, kalimbas and workshops. 

For those interested in seeing details of my work, you can follow me on Facebook.  You don't have to be a member of Facebook to visit the site.  Enjoy!

Added by Dena Lee on September 18, 2012 at 7:21am — 2 Comments

The Coalhouse Project

Hey Ted, can you make me 70 unique Crocker instruments in 5 weeks?

"No problem…"

(see the next 35 instruments in the Coalhouse Project HERE)…


Added by Ted Crocker on September 15, 2012 at 9:30pm — 14 Comments

The "Sonic Bean" 2nd offset build

Well... I had traced 2 Jaguar-ish bodies onto pine. One became the Lake Placid Blue (1st offset build), and the other was originally going to be a lefty for a customer but the deal fell through. So I decided to build a "lefty" guitar for a "righty"... kind of a reverse flipped Jag. I am very happy with how it turned out. In my opinion it has a futuristic homegrown look and a mellow sound due to its pine body and the awesome "DownUnder" pickup from Ted Crocker. I fabbed the pickguard from a…


Added by Richard Stark on September 3, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

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