I have talked to a lot of players that think a custom guitar has to be a whole new creation from top to bottom. But often, a custom build can have many familiar features with just a few specific specs that fit the player’s desires. Continue reading
Order a Crook Guitar for Christmas 2014
It’s that time of year, and folks are calling to order a guitar for Christmas. With a 10–12 month turnaround on all custom guitars, it’s a good time to contact me to get your order in for Christmas 2014. Get the low-down on ordering a custom guitar.
Looking for a Christmas gift for that someone special (or yourself – wink wink)? How about a Crook Guitars shop-build you can buy this week? Continue reading
This as close as you’ll get to an original ’68 paisley bass, but with a few modern features to make a better sounding and playing guitar.
This Blonde T-Style guitar sports my favorite pickup combination.
This Butterscotch Blackguard T-style guitar is one of the better sounding guitars I have ever built. A real classic.
Here is a beautiful sparkly guitar with a classic 60’s feel and sound. Plus, it has a totally usable bridge pickup sound.
So what did a brand new Fender pink paisley look like in 1968? Without a time machine, we may never know for sure. But after having spent years researching and looking at various original paisley guitars, I’ve made some observations. Continue reading
Have you ever played at one of “those” places where no matter what you do, you can’t get rid of the single coil buzz? Or you are too close to your computer monitor at home and the noise drives you crazy? As much as we love the tone and response of a great single coil pickup, the bottom line is it can be noisy. This leaves you with three options to resolve it.
After many customer requests for new finishes, I came up with two that I think turned out pretty cool. I started experimenting with my paisley finish and took it in a new direction. The other finish is brand new and speaks to my interest in hot rod patterns. Let me know if you want either of these new finishes on your custom build. Continue reading