If you love show cars and hot rods, you’ve seen engine turned aluminum used on everything from truck beds to tailgates. I found a paper that looks just like the swirled pattern so that you can get the engine turned look on your guitar while preserving the traditional wooden guitar tone. For my first experiment, I took the finish a step further by spraying a transparent candy apple red over the pattern to get a holographic look that really jumps. It ended up being my top attention-getter at the Nashville guitar show. Continue reading
Here’s four new Crook Custom Guitar colors. Continue reading
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
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 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.
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.