|Project by choppertoo||posted 05-02-2009 12:55 AM||5804 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I had some fun with this one. Made it for my son for Christmas. Started with a Fender guitar, (one of my goals some day is to build him a guitar from scratch)
The base started as a halogen touchier lamp, it was brushed nickel so I painted it gold. I removed the electronics from the guitar then drilled for wiring. I removed the neck then routed out the skunk stripe on the back so I could run the wiring. I replaced the skunk stripe with black walnut. It looks great. (IMHO) lol I had a company here in town custom bend the brass for me, inserted it on the front of the neck and ran the wiring through. Used standard lamp parts for the lighting. I found the lamp shade at Goodwill then painted it to match. The on/off switch is the volume control knob.
-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo