Billy Woodward Live at TR Crandall July 9th

Billy Woodward will be performing with his band Wednesday July 9th at 9 pm in TR Crandall Guitars.  The show is free but you must RSVP to 

You can check out his album The Beast In Me recorded at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis Here

From supporting national acts in major venues through the mid-atlantic to performing in the hit Broadway showMillion Dollar Quartet, Southern Maryland’s Billy Woodward has always adored american roots music. Billy’s broad appreciation of early rock and roll and rhythm and blues has been instrumental in his songwriting and live performances. With his project, Billy Woodward and The Senders,...

Curtis Rogers National Part III

Curtis Rogers National Part III

Now that major work on the neck is done Tom can fit the neck angel and reattach it to the body.  Using a straight edge the neck angle is determined.  The dowel stick gets trimmed and shims are used along with the original wood jacks to get the angle correct.

With the fingerboard glued on but before fretting Tom added the white star inlay at the first fret and the ivoroid dots like the original. The maple board is relatively soft so the frets are hammered in and glued to make sure they remain solid....

TK Smith Guitars at TR Crandall

We are pleased to announce that we are the first official dealer for TK Smith Guitars. Serendipitously we were both featured in issue 32 of The Fretboard Journal, back to back articles.  We had heard about TK for years and followed his creative and inspiring projects from afar.  It just happened the Jill had stopped in our shop not long after we opened.  If you know anything about our shop and TK you know we share a passion for American made guitars crafted at the highest level.  TK and Jill did not have to ask twice if we would like...

TR Crandall in The Fretboard Journal

We are honored to be profiled in the latest issue #32 of The Fretboard Journal. Stop by the shop to pick up you copy or order online!

1935 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage DeLuxe Conversion Part IV

1935 Gibson Roy Smeck Stage DeLuxe Conversion Part IV


Now that we have the neck nice and strong with the addition of an aluminum beam it is time to profile and shape it.  As mentioned previously we want to make this a comfortable neck to play but stay true to a Gibson 30s  shape.  We worked closely with the owner of the guitar and decided on a 1 13/16" nut width and a soft V profile.  We have a nice mid 30s L-00 that was used as a guide for the profile.  The rest is left to the skill and experience of Tom in carving a...