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Ted Crocker
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  • Stuart, Florida
  • United States
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  • 1.
    Death Don't Have No Mercy
  • 2.
    Trailer Park Trish
  • 3.
    Crocker Indian CBG Blues

Ted Crocker's Friends

  • Michael Wuyek
  • Max Dickinson
  • Klaus
  • Jana Page
  • John Dunn
  • Christopher Smith
  • Emily Eckel
  • Ely Ellis
  • Mike Shrader
  • Jim Conine
  • Anthony Williams
  • Dave Barrett
  • james pobog
  • Wiel Mulders
  • Chuck Bouwens

Ted Crocker's Blog

Florida shop 3 - before

Posted on April 13, 2014 at 10:00pm 13 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 21 Comments

The Coalhouse Project

Posted on September 15, 2012 at 9:30pm 15 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


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 79 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 7 Comments


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 10:38am on September 1, 2020, Tommy Jonsson said…

Thanks Ted.

At 7:47pm on August 22, 2020, Alan Davis said…

I built a bass cabinet Ted!

At 7:43pm on August 22, 2020, Alan Davis said…

Thanks Ted !

At 4:12pm on August 11, 2020, Steven Miles said…

Man oh man Ted, you been baking me a cake every year. I didn't know that, thanks!

At 1:08pm on August 11, 2020, Christopher Smith said…

Thank you Ted for the Happy Birthday!

At 5:54pm on August 8, 2020, Mike Shrader said…

Thanks Ted.

At 12:40pm on August 1, 2020, Wiel Mulders said…
Thank you Ted. I'm having a good day.
At 5:44am on June 21, 2020, Barry Coulter said…

Thank you for welcoming me aboard. Looking forward to being a member.

At 7:52pm on June 17, 2020, Klaus said…

Thanks Ted, a pleasure to meet you. I'm looking forward to having a good look around. Thanks for welcoming me into your community.

At 4:43pm on June 17, 2020, Tim henderson said…

Thank you

At 1:47pm on June 15, 2020, Mark Bernhard said…

Woot!  Thanks Ted!

At 6:40pm on June 14, 2020, Harrison Withers said…
Thanks ted!
At 4:13pm on June 2, 2020, Robert Stapleton said…

Man, that cake looks good. Thanks, Ted!

At 3:07am on May 21, 2020, Angus Edwards said…

Thank you ted

At 2:17pm on May 19, 2020, Tony Harker said…

Thanks very much Ted and Happy Birthday to everyone else  who has a birthday today.

At 6:55am on May 19, 2020, Jeffery Warner said…

Aww Thank you Ted for this delicious B-day cake! 

At 8:50am on May 12, 2020, John Kelly said…

Thanks  Ted

At 1:10pm on May 2, 2020, John H. Maw said…

Thanks Ted.

At 5:56pm on April 21, 2020, Gary Stenzel said…

Thank you Ted.

At 11:38am on April 20, 2020, Chris Finney said…

Thanks Ted!

Latest Activity

Ted Crocker replied to Max Dickinson's discussion guitar checks
"Great tips Max, thanks for posting!"
Ted Crocker posted a photo


I wrote this as it was all going down on 9/11
Sep 11
Ted Crocker commented on Tim LaFave's blog post Creating Your Own Custom Fret Scale For Any Size Neck You Want
"Very cool Tim!  This is probably how the ancient Egyptions did it.  I have a big chart that allows one to find ANY scale length, sadly it is not availablr anymore.  A great online solution to print a template if FretFind2D, you can…"
Sep 8
Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's blog post Building the Honey Dripper Movie Guitar
"Check this out!"
Sep 8
Ted Crocker commented on Wayfinder's video

State of the Union at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018

"Not sure if you saw my 'HELP' post here or on my facebook page,  I'm in trouble, can you share my FB page all over to the million CBG groups please?  thanks! I don't want to lose the Clubhouse"
Sep 6
Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's video

Another vid of Keith Urban playing his Crocker Honey Dripper guitar

"You know all those girls were flashing my guitar, right?"
Sep 6
Ted Crocker commented on Wayfinder's video

State of the Union at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018

"I crafted both movie honey Dripper guitars.  The prop master explained that if somehow the guitar got damaged or disappeared they could not hold up production for 2 weeks while I made another one.  He sent one back to me after filming…"
Sep 6
Ted Crocker commented on David Pfeiffer's photo

Resonator plate

"Learning to play?  Start hereKnotlenny's ultimate best first lesson"
Sep 6
Ted Crocker commented on David Pfeiffer's photo

Resonator plate

"Great engineering David.  When you start selling them, buy a camera lol!"
Sep 6
Ted Crocker commented on Wayfinder's video

State of the Union at Shrewsbury Folk Festival 2018

"Groovy!! A great feeling to see and hear your creations in action!!"
Sep 6
Ted Crocker commented on David Pfeiffer's photo

head back

"Suzette is dainty!!"
Sep 5
Ted Crocker commented on David Pfeiffer's photo


"Very cool David, lots of engineering!!"
Sep 5
Ted Crocker posted a discussion

Ted Crocker Needs Your Help!

Ted Crocker Needs Your Help!A lot of you know Ted Crocker (me). This is hard to write…I’m a founder & 'Guru' of the Cigar Box Guitar Revolution since the very, very early days of the 2003 Yahoo CBG group. I’m the first to offer CBG pickups since then! I’ve been online pretty much every day giving tips and helping folks.I’m member #1 at Cigar Box Nation (2008) and responsible for much of the early content. In 2009 I founded the Handmade Music Clubhouse .com for all homemade instruments and…See More
Sep 5
Tommy Jonsson left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thanks Ted."
Sep 1
Ian Jamieson deare commented on Ted Crocker's album

Spasm Bass

Aug 30
Ted Crocker posted photos
Aug 26
Ted Crocker replied to Ted Crocker's discussion David Gilmour's Floating Studio
"Did everyone see this post I compiled ? Anyone else?????"
Aug 25
Ted Crocker posted a photo

Diddley Cane CBG X

Here's me playing my Diddley Cane at the 2007 CBG Extravaganza in Huntsville, Alabama. Here's an album with more photos http://handmademusic.ning.com/photo/albums/diddley-cane
Aug 25
Ted Crocker replied to Ted Crocker's discussion Keith Richards: "Five strings, two notes, two fingers and one asshole."
"KEEF!!! Read this all the way through.  Wonder what his guitars would bring at auction??"
Aug 24
Alan Davis left a comment for Ted Crocker
"I built a bass cabinet Ted!"
Aug 22

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