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Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's blog post Building the Ugly Duckling/Beautiful Swan CBG
"A blast from the past and just so many good tips for builders"
6 hours ago
Donald R Zenda commented on Donald R Zenda's photo


"Thank you"
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"Thank You very humbling to mention in the same breath with such greats Peace!"
Donald R Zenda commented on Donald R Zenda's photo


"yes they do light up this was a fun build had quite the challenge with the neck it wanted to pull away box . The top from the bottom so I got creative and used lunch box latches to fix it."
Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's blog post Building the Goose Lap Steel Guitar
"Building the Goose lap steel guitar - step by step progress blog!  Bonus awesome demo video by the client."
Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's photo

Rat Reso Pegs

"Worth another look for a cool handmade tuner idea?  The black screw locks the tuner."
Tom Murphy left a comment for Tom Murphy
"Thanks for the birthday wishes."
John Metcalfe left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you Ted, 68 and still kicking as long as my walker stays on 4 wheels...now where do I gef in line for the Golden Years?"
Feb 13
Chuck Bouwens replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Wiring diagram
"Ted and Wayfinder. I really appreciate your input. I have it figured out now ( with your help ), Only problem now is finding a place on the box to install this. It's a lot bigger than it looks on line. I may have to hold off and use on a…"
Feb 13
Jawbone and Jolene left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Uh THANKya Ted, thankya verra much.  We have been a lot of places in the past 3 years and still going.  Played a lot of joints, wrote some new stuff, published a new CD.  Jo stepped up to a Gibson J15 acoustic/electric, and a more…"
Feb 12
Ted Crocker replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Wiring diagram
"I can't figure out why there are only 3 wires.  Gitty is a member here, you can send him a message thru his page here."
Feb 12
Chuck Bouwens replied to Chuck Bouwens's discussion Wiring diagram
"You can click on the attachments to see the switch I'm talking about."
Feb 12
Chuck Bouwens posted a discussion

Wiring diagram

Just received in the mail from Gitty a Chrome Pre-wired pickup Selector with Volume, tone and three way switch.  It's going to be in my latest build. Using  piezo and Mini Humbucker pickups. Thought maybe there would be wiring instructions. Anybody…See More
Feb 12
Paul Falkowski left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank You"
Feb 10
Ted Crocker commented on J.J. Rango's video
Feb 10
J.J. Rango posted a video

⚡️Electro-Cigar Box Resonator⚡️Guitar - Red Dog USA

You should check out the New guitars posted at the website https://www.reddogguitars.com if you want one email me - I can mail you one anywhere in the world
Feb 10
chris kennils left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you Ted, you're annual good wishes are much appreciated Chris"
Feb 10
claudio scozzafava left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Hi Ted, Thank You!"
Feb 9
Ray O'Bannon commented on JoJo's group Art Gallery
"Here's an acrylic painting I did a while back, it's called "Let's Dance"."
Feb 8
Ray O'Bannon joined JoJo's group

Art Gallery

How bout a group for the pieces of artwork we create....Other than our instruments of course!
Feb 8




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    Original hand carved art by Randy S Bretz crafted as a shopwarming gift for the new Crocker Guitars location. Randy makes awesome instruments, bone slides, noters, picks and hand carved art pieces. See more on his page.

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