Introduction: Electric Bon-tar

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Do you want make an awesome Electric Guitar with integrated Bongos?

Step 1: Gather All Your Material & Equipment

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Materials

1) Wood sheets to make the rectangular box or body of the guitar

2) Guitar Strings

3) Electric Audio Interface

4) Hooks to anchor the guitar strings

5) A plank of wood to make the neck of the guitar

Equipment

1) Laser Cutter or hot iron to make pyrography

2) 3D Printer

3) Drill

4) Wood Glue

Step 2: Build the Guitar Body

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Find or make a hollow rectangular prism box out of wood (to make it a challenge I did a octagonal prism)

Step 3: Building the Body and Personalize With Pyrography

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Step 1: For your bongos cut two holes the same size as the two bongos you will print with a 3D-Printer

Step 2: Place the small audio interface inside, under where the strings will be placed.

Step 3: You could either use a laser cutter to etch in a picture or you could use pyrography to draw if you want to

Step 4: Amplifier and Guitar String Anchors on the Guitar Body

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Get as many hooks and guitar strings you want or you can fit and drill holes for the hooks next, tie the guitar strings to the hooks on each side

Step 5: Neck and Placing Hooks

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find a small plank of wood for the neck and super glue it to the top of the box you will also need a single hook at the top of the neck

Step 6: 3-D Printed Bongos

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3-D print two different sized bongos… while your bongos are printing cut two holes the same size as the two bongos in the corners of the body then super glue them inside the holes

Step 7: Gluing

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For the bongos wait about three hours for the bongos to dry.

Cut a hole in the top side of the guitar big enough for the neck to fit add wood glue to the neck of the guitar and place it in the hole.

For the neck wait about twenty-four hours and let something hold it up for the amount of time.

Step 8: Attaching the Strings

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Get as many hooks and guitar strings you want or you can fit and drill holes for the hooks next, tie the guitar strings to the hooks on each side of the guitar (top and bottom)

Step 9: Party Time

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Plug the guitar into an amplifier and enjoy.

I would like to thank Casey,Bess, Ben, Christian, and Troy from Techshop Austin for their encouragement and help

Comments

aalbejar (author)2014-09-22

Best ever

TroyW1 (author)2014-09-10

Very cool Jesus, keep up the good work. Once a builder always a builder.

Troy

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-08-30

It looks really nice, I bet it sounds pretty interesting as well! Thanks for sharing!

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