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Florida shop 3 - before

A scene from the Hobbit?

Or the front yard of the new Club Ted & Crocker Guitars shop in Stuart, Florida?…

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Added by Ted Crocker on April 13, 2014 at 10:00pm — 12 Comments

Building the Newgrange CBG

This is a commission instrument for John Campbell.  It's name is Newgrange, inspired by the prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland.  

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Here's a pic of the progress so far - a Las Cabrillas box, and some maple…

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Added by Ted Crocker on January 25, 2013 at 8:00pm — 11 Comments

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

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Added by Ted Crocker on September 24, 2012 at 8:30pm — 15 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)…

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

Building the Tennessee Thunder harp mic

Tennessee Thunder

 

EDIT:  Here it is:   …

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Added by Ted Crocker on August 14, 2012 at 1:00am — 27 Comments

Building the Back Porch'r





Back Porch'r…

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Added by Ted Crocker on February 16, 2012 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Double Trouble Progress Pics * Finished! *

Not a proper Progress Blog, but here's pics of Double Trouble along the way to completion.

Finished!

An insane instrument for Sanddraggin (Matt). This is a guitar/bass combo with stereo output. The bass string has its own circuit with…

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Added by Ted Crocker on February 6, 2012 at 11:30pm — 11 Comments

Building the Armageddon Flux Guitar

A custom build for sid Workman and his brood of rockers.  Sid supplied the chunk of homegrown walnut, plus some other really unique woods I'll use.

January 12, 2012

This is it so far.  Who knows what it'll turn out to be...…

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Added by Ted Crocker on January 12, 2012 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Building the Goose Lap Steel Guitar

Ted Crocker custom instrument for Harrison Withers.  

 

EDIT:  Finished instrument

 

A gorgeous slab of walnut from Sid Workman…

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Added by Ted Crocker on January 8, 2012 at 1:00pm — 12 Comments

Building the Delta Box CBG

The Delta Box will be a Crocker production instrument.  I'm creating all the templates, jigs, components and hardware so I can assemble many of these at a time.  The complete opposite of what I usually do.

 

The box

 

Using a Forstner bit in the drill press to make holes for the…

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Added by Ted Crocker on October 13, 2011 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Building the Ugly Duckling/Beautiful Swan CBG

 

(I found this old post on my computer of the Ugly Duckling/Beautiful Swan CBG Challenge from the old Yahoo CBG group (2008).  I thought you'd enjoy it.  BTW, I won the…

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Added by Ted Crocker on February 15, 2011 at 6:30pm — 10 Comments

Bojangles



Bojangles. A surprise for JoJo when she arrives at the Club Ted shop in a few hours.…

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Added by Ted Crocker on August 16, 2010 at 10:30pm — 9 Comments

Building the Gris-Gris Guitar

The new Gris-Gris guitar (the previous one has been renamed Black Lightning). It starts with a solid plank of African Mahogany.






The shape is rough cut and some mineral spirits applied to bring out the gorgeous grain.…





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Added by Ted Crocker on August 1, 2010 at 6:30pm — 32 Comments

Building the Keith Urban Honey Dripper Guitar

Final photo

One more Honey Dripper about to be released into the wild! This baby will be tamed and ridden hard by Keith Urban!!!

I rough cut a nice slab of African Mahogany and marked for the neck pocket and pickup & control cavities.
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Added by Ted Crocker on July 30, 2010 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Building the Hitchhiker Guitar

scroll to see the step by step progress

 

 

 

Another touring/recording rig. Right now it's just a slab of African Mahogany. All I have to do is remove the wood that's not the Hitchhiker and craft the parts that are...…

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Added by Ted Crocker on July 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — 23 Comments

Building the Black Lightning Guitar

Figured African Makore...

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Added by Ted Crocker on July 3, 2010 at 4:30am — 25 Comments

Building the Hot Rod Guitar

EDIT:  here's the final.  Scroll down to see it built step by step

 

 

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A new client build. Here's a photoshopped idea for a general shape. I'm going for a hot rod, chevy tail fin vibe. The wood in this idea shot is 2 pieces of African Black Walnut with a racing…

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Added by Ted Crocker on May 22, 2010 at 7:30pm — 77 Comments

Building the La Flor CBG

A new build started today. The client supplied the box and the vintage trem & bridge.


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Added by Ted Crocker on May 15, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

The Mississippi Stinger Harp Mic for Blind Mississippi Morris



Mississippi Stinger…
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Added by Ted Crocker on February 23, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Building the Honey Dripper Movie Guitar

Final photo
'Honey Dripper #3'…
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Added by Ted Crocker on February 18, 2010 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

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