Just wanted to let you know I will be at the Nashville Guitar show March 14-15. I had such a good time meeting everyone last year I decided to do it again.
I will have a large selection of guitars to check out, including some new models, pickup combinations, and colors as well as some old favorites. It will be the largest selection of my guitars under one roof (unless you go to Brad’s house).
So stop by say hi, check out some guitars and take one home if you find one you like. I look forward to seeing everyone at the show.
I’ve been asked many times why I use different metals for my bridge saddles on guitars. Continue reading →
In 2010, Brad Paisley called me from Guitar Center in Los Angeles saying he had found a great-sounding 1963 Telecaster, but someone had finished it with glue and gold glitter. He was sending it to me for a refinish. Continue reading →
The pros and cons of using guitar neck inserts have been debated many times on guitar forums. While some say they do not hear a difference in sound with inserts, I do. I have tested and used neck inserts for years and I install them on every guitar that I build. Continue reading →
Crook Custom Guitars offers hand pinstriping as an option on your custom guitar to make it a one-of-a-kind work of art. Continue reading →
Electric guitar players can struggle with factory guitar shortcomings: buzzing, uncomfortable necks, inexpensive electronics, poor fret and nut work. They invest their time and money changing the neck, hardware, and pickups with mixed results. Continue reading →
You can help your custom guitar builder guide you to the guitar that is best suited for you, whether you want to show off a unique look, dial in your signature sound, or combine features not normally found on one guitar. Start dreaming about your fantasy guitar by asking yourself three important questions. Continue reading →
Here’s your chance to play and purchase a Crook guitar! Stop by my booth and say hello this weekend (March 8-9) at the 4 Amigos Nashville Guitar Show. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone, talking guitars and answering questions you may have. Continue reading →
Guest Post by Zac Childs —
Brad’s Salsa Paisley
2004 was a busy time of promoting the Mud on the Tires album with tour dates, television appearances and music videos. All the guitars, including the Buckocaster, were seeing much use, but Brad was interested in having Bill build a 60s vibe guitar with a rounder tone. They tossed around ideas and settled on a T-style with a rosewood fingerboard and a fiesta red and white paisley finish. The guitar was a real stunner, and Brad nicknamed it “Salsa.” Continue reading →
Guest Post by Zac Childs — The making of the Mud on the Tires album was a bit of a grueling process. Brad was under the gun to turn in a record to Arista, and we were in the middle of heavy touring. So we recorded during the week and toured on the weekends. In the midst of this, we performed at the CMA Awards, where Brad used the Crook charcoal paisley to perform his summer hit, “I’m Gonna Miss Her.” While recording the “Mud” album, my only breaks were mainly when Brad recorded vocals or did media interviews. One such break will always stay with me. Continue reading →