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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




Family portrait 2 - #s 37 - 53


Final batch

What should I do tomorrow?

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Comment by Richard Stark on October 7, 2012 at 2:34am

50 very unique builds! Some of them are just purely refreshing and innovative all of them are classic Ted. I hope this undertaking catches the eyes of other investors/bizz owners and opens up a steady stream of cash flow for Crocker Inc. Somebody call the Hard Rock!!!!

Comment by Ted Crocker on October 7, 2012 at 7:06pm


The 3rd batch shipping Monday morning.

Comment by Richard Stark on October 8, 2012 at 12:40pm

YOU ARE THE MAN!!!! I personally love the pin-up, also very cool that Youve done a few with the classic Crocker shape.......is it true that You patented the parallelogram? and does Sesame Street pay You royalties when they teach about them?? hahaha

Comment by c# merle on October 11, 2012 at 2:48pm

what a colossal undertaking. i admire your indefatigability ted.

sleep is for mere mortals lol

Comment by Ted Crocker on June 11, 2015 at 3:44am

What's a sleep?

Comment by Lapsteel washboard on August 13, 2017 at 7:15pm
Holy mackerel!!
Comment by Ted Crocker on August 14, 2017 at 12:02am

Lap, it was pretty much 24/7, and the most intense rush of creativity that I wish I had every morning these days.  Some days 2 serious ones, some days 7 simple ones.  All tunable and playable, I could have wimped out, but I don't make wall hangers (although these were wall hangers).  All had real tuners and strings.  All were unique, none (exactly) the same.  I did mass produce necks, nuts and bridges and had kinda an assembly line set up.  It was a blast to come up with something different for each build.

Besides creating sawdust and cool instruments all day, I brought them into my photo studio at night then posted those pics.  Then get up in the morning and create a few more.  Rinse & Repeat...  I never knew what I'd make until the end of the day when they were made.  Gotta love it!



Here's about half of them on display

Comment by Ted Crocker on August 14, 2017 at 12:07am

Here's a video from that project. My new shop is way cooler! 

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Comment by Jim N. on August 15, 2017 at 10:36am

Fantastic. ^^


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