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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

  • Dylan Chegwidden
  • bb
  • Jeff McWilliams
  • Cher Dare
  • Terry Hams
  • Basil
  • Svein Ludens
  • Tierra
  • Mary M
  • Jason Burke
  • Daniel Russell
  • Christopher Ivey
  • Willie pressley
  • Don
  • Michael Wuyek

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 2 Comments

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 13 Comments

Building the Delta Box CBG

Posted on October 13, 2011 at 10:00pm 5 Comments


Posted on August 16, 2010 at 10:30pm 10 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 77 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 8 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 3:41pm on September 5, 2021, Sidewalk Bob Harrison said…

Thanks, Rocker Man...

At 2:20pm on August 29, 2021, Richard Strand said…


At 6:30am on August 27, 2021, Tug Wilsson said…

Thank you Ted,

hope you are well. Have not built much due to the pandemic but will be starting again soon.

Take care, be well


At 7:48am on August 14, 2021, Evon Ebeid said…

Thank you!

At 4:44pm on August 3, 2021, Scott Schwartz said…
Thank you, Ted, for the birthday greetings!
At 12:58am on July 9, 2021, jamie bark said…

Thank you! hope you are doing good Ted!

At 5:44am on June 30, 2021, Bruce Wharton said…

Belated Happy Birthday!!!

At 12:44pm on June 29, 2021, Spidrluvr said…

Thank you for the kind wishes and thoughts. This is the 8th year i've received these greetings. 

At 11:51am on June 17, 2021, Tim henderson said…

Thank you

At 11:33am on June 6, 2021, Jake Bonn said…

Thanks Ted!

At 3:17am on June 1, 2021, Robert Killen said…

Thank you, Ted!

At 4:33pm on May 20, 2021, Angus Edwards said…

Thanks heaps ted

At 2:02pm on May 19, 2021, Tony Harker said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes, Ted. :)

At 1:29pm on May 19, 2021, Matthew Daniger said…

Thank you!

At 1:03pm on May 9, 2021, William Hatcher said…

Thanks for the birthday wishes.

At 7:02am on May 8, 2021, Terry Hams said…

Thank you, looking forward to looking around and join8ng in!

At 12:31pm on May 3, 2021, Jon Grinder said…
Thanks, Ted!!
At 8:25pm on April 15, 2021, Gary Wensley said…

Thanks Ted! Happy to be still doing.

At 2:02am on April 11, 2021, Neil Sewell said…

Thanks Ted

At 6:43pm on April 7, 2021, Tom Petry said…

Thanks for the happy birthday wishes Ted. 75 and still getting up each morning. Life is good.

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My ceramic pickup covers

"Cool CBGs too!"
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Sep 4
Ted Crocker commented on Ted Crocker's album


"Did someone say reso?"
Aug 31
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"Did someone say reso?"
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Aug 29
Tug Wilsson left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you Ted, hope you are well. Have not built much due to the pandemic but will be starting again soon. Take care, be well Tug"
Aug 27
Dylan Chegwidden commented on Ted Crocker's group - Hello - My Name Is...
"Hi my name is Dylan, I make build and play Cbgs and have made about 30 I also am the owner of Celestial slides, and I make Ceramic guitar slides and various other ceramic Guitar parts. . I wind pickups too. If anyone is interested in purchasing my…"
Aug 27
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- Hello - My Name Is...

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Aug 27
Ted Crocker commented on Kevin Eckhart's video

DCS Pickup Winder

"Very cool. My winder is a bit different and a little more DIY, but I've made thousands of my flavor pickups!"
Aug 18
Kevin Eckhart replied to Ted Crocker's discussion Abby Retires: Legendary pickup winder Abigail Ybarro retires after 57 years
"Try winding your own!  https://reverb.com/item/32813782-dcs-pickup-winder-assembled-2021-natural It's easier than you might think, and winding your own for a CBG is a snap. Actually even winding humbuckers is pretty easy."
Aug 17
Evon Ebeid left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you!"
Aug 14
Scott Schwartz left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you, Ted, for the birthday greetings!"
Aug 3
Ted Crocker commented on RIGuitars's photo

Tahitian Prog May 23 2021

"WOW, awesome start, can't wait to see the finished instrument. What will it be? GET TO WORK!!!"
Jul 14
Ted Crocker commented on RIGuitars's photo

52 Don Sebastian 2 July 2021

"Great box, very nice build!"
Jul 14
Lapsteel washboard commented on Ted Crocker's album

Ben Prestage Low Freq!

"looks classy! nice combination of woods"
Jul 13
jamie bark left a comment for Ted Crocker
"Thank you! hope you are doing good Ted!"
Jul 9
Jeff McWilliams commented on Ted Crocker's photo


"Ted, I really love this. Thanks for sharing it. Jeff"
Jul 4
Ted Crocker replied to Wichita Sam's discussion The Music Player is da Bomb!!!!!
"Jeff, either on your pagaor the home page, right under the juke box is a link that says Add Music, Add Music. Click that and then find where on your computer the music files are stored. Good luck, can't wait to hear what you add!!"
Jul 3

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