New guitar alert! Here’s four new features that you haven’t seen before in a Crook Custom Guitar: carbon fiber finish, unique stamped bridge, angled control plate and a newly redesigned McVay bender. Continue reading
Due to stability issues, I haven’t been a fan of highly figured maple necks, so baked maple (or roasted maple) was a new product that I had to try out. Continue reading
I have four pink paisley guitars for sale as examples of my new vintage accurate pink paisley paper with the textured silver background that has eluded me for years. The guitars are not meant to be exact reproductions of the original paisleys. These instruments are inspired by the look of the past built with the modern features that I use on my custom guitars. Continue reading
This guitar has that classic look and features my favorite set of pickups: the APC neck and the Voodoo TE-59 bridge pickup. It sounds the way I think a T-style guitar should sound.
This is a real wolf in sheep’s clothing. Featuring a Spanish cedar body, custom Rutters bridge with compensated saddles and a custom wound Voodoo pickup, this bass has a focused punchy sound with a clarity not usually associated with this style of bass.
Here’s a guitar that was never made in the 60’s but should have been. Wth the Voodoo Te-50 and custom wiring, it makes a very versitile one pickup guitar. Simplicity at its best.
Here’s a classic pink paisley look with a modern take on the Bigsby (modified by Charlie McVay) and the Mastery bridge. This guitar actually stays in tune. With the lower output Voodoo TE-60 bridge pickup, it makes you want to start playing “surf music” as soon as you plug it in.
After this summer’s heat wave, I’m sure many guitarists have dealt with Sticky Neck Syndrome. Humidity, sweat and dirt can make the back of your neck feel like it’s covered with oatmeal…not a great finish. Continue reading
In the spring of 2003, Brad Paisley called me with a question. “How can we combine your paisley design with Buck and Don’s sparkle guitars?” We decided a great foundation would be his heroes’ coolest guitars: the silver sparkle Telecaster with black binding. I had built a few guitars with black paisley print on white paper, and we felt the black and silver would make a great combination. Of course, the guitar must have black binding, too. It sounded like a great idea, but I wasn’t sure I could pull this off.