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Albeit guitar manufacturing has come a long way in the past hundred years, there is a long history to show that you don't need much to make a guitar....
You will need: - 10K-Ohm Audio Control Potentiometer with SPST Switch (Model: 271-215 | Catalog #: 271-215) - 90dB Piezo Pulse (Model: 273-066 | Cata...
Open up your cigar box. On each of the shorter edges, find the center point and then measure 3/4" in each direction from this point. Note: This is as...
Where you have made your marks, cut down until you have made two square holes that are flush with the top of the case that are the size of your 1x2.
On one end of your 1 x 2 make 4 sets of lines that are an inch apart, starting half an inch from the edge. On the first line, make a mark 3/8" from t...
Drill six 1/4" holes through the 1 x 2 where you had just marked.
At the opposite end of the 1x2, make three marks that are 3/8" apart (at 0.375", 0.75" and 1.125"), and that are 1/2" from the edge of the beam.
Drill through the 3 marks that you just made with an 1/8" drill bit.
Carefully pry off the back of your Radioshack buzzer. Break apart the buzzer case without damaging or bending the piezo disc to free it. You should ...
Attach a black wire to the ground lug of the audio jack and a red wire to the signal lug.
With the potentiometer knob facing upwards and the three side pins facing you, wire the black audio jack wire to both the pin on the left and the case...
Drill a 1/4" hole 1-1/2" from the bottom left corner of the cigar box for the potentiometer. I also drilled an 1/8" hold just to the left of this hole...
Epoxy your 1x2 to the inside-top part of the cigar box. Make sure that the end of the 1x2 with the three small holes is sticking out about half an in...
Once the epoxy from the last step has set and your guitar can be handled, close the case. Mix up some more epoxy. Glue your 3" section of half round...
Thread a nut all the way to the bottom of the eye bolt. Put a washer atop this nut. Pass the eye bolt from bottom to top of the single 1/4" hole close...
Insert the potentiometer into the cigar box and fasten it in place with its mounting nut. Next, insert the audio jack and fasten this as well. Final...
Tie a guitar string to one of the small nuts. Repeat the process with the remaining to hex nuts. Keep track of which string is which. I highly recom...
Pass the high E string up through the small hole nearest the potentiometer. Pass it along the length of the guitar and then down through the hole in f...
Fasten a knob to the potentiometer to make it look finished.
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Posted:Jul 1, 2011
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