Acoustic instrument with added speaker in the Body?
I am in a mariachi band and play an acoustic instrument called a guitarron. Sometimes at gigs it is too noisy or too large a venue that it is difficult to hear the acoustic instruments and singer w/out mics and would like to try and make my guitarron into a portable speaker system which has ample space to add hardware.
I am looking forward to reading all the fantastic, innovative ideas (even the sarcastic with, if any), but would like to:
*Keep the weight at a minimal level (as I will be carrying my instrument)
*Allow inputs for a mic and 1/4" jack (1/4" my guitarron has thanks to an "instructables user", which works great!)
*Allow for mp3 input
*Battery powered, if possible
Also the speaker will have to be small to fit through the sound hole, but if needed for better, louder sound I can make an opening to the body to allow for a larger speaker.
And if anyone has any other suggestions or a similar idea to what I want to achieve, please post it...
Thanks to all who have taken the time to read my project idea!!! Hopefully it is possible and not too far-fetched...