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Here are a couple of modifications i did to a guitar i picked up second hand for 30 quid (found out later i could've bought the guitar new for 25....goddamn cheating guitar shop man)
Didn't really take enough build photos to warrant an instructable, so In no particular order here is a list of the modifications made:

Sound hole cut bigger and speaker mounted in place.
Holes cut in body for electronics and metal plate mounted over top
Sprayed guitar body blue
LM386 modified "little-gem" 1/2 watt amp mounted in body
Peizo mounted in bridge
Peizo buffer mounted on metal plate(modified version of this
Cut f-shaped sound hole (Little known fact: f-shaped sound holes make anything cool)
Sanded down the neck and head
Did some carving on the guitar head

Still got quite a bit to do but won't have time for a while so i thought i'd post this up now anyway. Planning on adding a jack socket so it can be plugged into an amp and a fuzz face and tremelo effect inside the guitars body and maybe a kill switch. Also need to add a battery box so its not powered off of a dangly wire.

Heres an extra bonus video of me in all my dashing glory talking about the guitar and playing it badly. Apologies for the horrendous out-of-sync-ness of the video .


zoltzerino4 years ago
 Pretty sweet dude, when I get my cashflow sorted I'm going to do this, only problem is getting the axe to mod.

:-D Nice paint job (what is the name of the colour?)
blue
pyrohaz5 years ago
Dont you get severe feedback due to the speaker being under the strings?XD Pro! Still cool :D
486dx45 years ago
did you use a little speeker for the pickup?
}{itch (author)  486dx45 years ago
its one of these, They're like little speakers but they're used pretty commonly in electro-acoustic guitars as the pickups.
486dx45 years ago
wow! this is a great idea!!, im totally guna try this next time i run across a cheap acoustic
}{itch (author)  486dx45 years ago
Yhea you should do!, its well fun being able to hack into a guitar without feeling guilty if it's one you've had for ages.
snowpenguin5 years ago
Cool. You could add a homemade pickup to it, then it would be awesome!
}{itch (author)  snowpenguin5 years ago
cheers man. its got a peizo pickup in the bridge thats wired to the amp. Doesn't sound very load on the video unfortunately. Should hopefully do when i get round to putting an overdrive pedal in there.