I've wanted to create a Cigar Box Guitar and Amp for quite some time, and it seems like the Instructable Sound Hack and Battery Powered contestst
were just the extra incentive I needed to give it a try. This Instructable shows how to create a Cigar Box Amplifier
, of course it can also be used as an MP3 player or Phone amplifier. I decided to build the amplifier before the guitar since it's certainly easier, but hopefully a Cigar Box Guitar Instructable will follow soon!
If you haven't heard of Cigar Box Guitars, you should check them out. YouTube has lots of videos demonstrating amazing sound from these 3 stringed instruments. Here's an example of a CBG in Action:
Actually they don't all have 3 strings, but hey this is about the amplifier anyway, let's build one