Cigar Box Guitar & Amp

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Project by Billp posted 10-08-2013 03:43 PM 1365 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first cigar box guitar and amp. This project was a blast to build. My son in law is an excellent guitarist and I built it for him. I learned a lot about guitars in the process. I made my own bridge and saddle, learned how to file the nut, fret the neck, how to tune a guitar and make the amp. It sounded really good. Made the neck and fret board out of Mahogany. I used a rod piezo in the saddle. Ps. he really likes John Lennon so I put the picture on the back in Decopage

-- Billp

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#1 posted 10-08-2013 03:58 PM

You must have really enjoyed making these. They look great. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 10-08-2013 04:54 PM

Great job!! I’ve used that same box many times. Love the amp, looks real nice.

-- Dennis, WV

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#3 posted 10-08-2013 06:02 PM

Looks great Bill…first of many I`m sure !

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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#4 posted 10-09-2013 01:13 PM

Right in the favorite box. Someday I will build one for a friend. Yours looks great.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#5 posted 10-09-2013 01:34 PM

Wow, this is really cool. I love it. My son-in-law and daughter both love guitars. They would love something like this. Very inspiring. I may have to learn how to do this one day.

-- Marty, Ohio

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