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Handcrafted Custom USA Guitar


Hand shaped swamp ash body
Maple neck, Rosewood fretboard
Natural wood finish
18 coats nitrocellulose lacquer
25.5 inch scale, 22 frets
Gotah style mini tuners
2 PAF humbucking pickups w/metal rings
1 volume, 1 tone w/metal tele style knobs
3 way selector switch
fixed bridge, string thru body
graphite nut, string trees
conductive shielding paint in all cavities and routes
available left handed

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Honey Dripper

Crocker Custom Guitars was chosen over other custom guitar builders to create 'Honey Dripper', the guitar starring in the upcoming film 'Honeydripper'.  The movie, written and directed by John Sayles and starring Danny Glover, Keb Mo, Ruth Brown and Gary Clark Jr, takes place in 1950 Alabama.  The guitar is spotlighted as the first electric guitar seen in the small town of Harmony.  Handmade by Sonny (Clark), it was described as 'a neck nailed to a plank with strange wires'.   In the hands of Sonny, it saves the Honeydripper blues club owned by Tyrone (Glover), which is on the verge of closing due to a competing club with a jukebox.  A blurb about the movie says "it evokes that magic Bo Diddley moment when music fused the blues with rock & roll".

Crocker crafted his interpretation of what a homemade, electric guitar built by a 1950 Bluesman would be.  He designed his own pickups and hardware to appear period correct, yet stand up to the demands of recording a movie soundtrack in
a 21st century recording studio and survive shooting on location in a Juke Joint.  Of course the tone had to drip mojo.  Because it's a Crocker, it was up to the task.  Because it's Hollywood, a stand-in was also ordered.  The guitar(s) surpassed the expectations of everyone involved.

Honey Dripper Guitar Twins

The script noted that Sonny was a WW2 Radio Technician, and the pickups were odd, with exposed wires.
Crocker designed 3 two string pickups which sit in a recess with exposed windings and cloth wires.  The pickup windings are saturated with lacquer to avoid microphonics and feedback and are SUPRISINGLY quiet (the cavities and routes are painted with black, conductive, shielding paint).
Taxi proudly donates a feather for mojo to every project that leaves the shop.

Ted Crocker Custom USA Guitars Honey Dripper Handmade Pickups

Crocker used a one piece slab of Honduras Mahogany for the body (finished with tung oil) and Leopardwood for the bridge, string base, bobbin bottoms and volume cavity cover.  He chose Purpleheart for the bobbin tops.  Even with such a basic shape, there was quite a bit more work than on an 'ordinary' Crocker guitar.  The finished guitars were shipped in rifle cases with a custom made vintage leather guitar strap, a vintage tweed guitar cable and 2 Crocker Buffalo Horn guitar picks included.

Honey Dripper Guitar in case

Ted Crocker USA Custom Guitars Honey Dripper

The movie, scheduled to begin filming in September 2006, will be in theaters early 2007.

Your Crocker Honey Dripper guitar is available now!

Honey Dripper

Handcrafted Crocker Custom USA Guitar


Body:  Original Crocker Design
1 Piece Honduras Mahogany
Tung Oil Finish
Neck:  Maple/Rosewood
Scale:  24.75
Tuners: Vintage Nickel Kluson Style
Pickups:  Crocker Custom
(3) Two String Pickups
Scatter Wound by Hand

Optimized Output

Purpleheart Bobbin Tops
Leopardwood Bobbin Bases
Alnico V Magnet Poles
Hand Crafted Leopardwood Bridge
Hand Crafted Leopardwood String Base

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Stay tuned for Armageddon, The Delta Box
, HumVee and 'Uncle Paul'

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