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Yet another amplified acoustical guitar.

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Everyone has already done this but this is the what I did. Included is a sound sample from plugging the mike directly into my computer. I have not played in twenty years so it will be pretty bad technique, but you see it works.
 
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Step 1: What's needed.

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1 - acoustical guitar.
1 guitar amp.
1 - female phono plug
1 - Good piezo buzzer
1 guitar phono plug cable to go from guitar to amp.
wire
solder
double stick pads
Electrical tape.

Tools:
Soldering iron
wire cutters
Drill and bit.

Step 2: Title this StepA palce for the phoneo plug.

Picture of Title this StepA palce for the phoneo plug.
Drill a hole for the phone plug. size will depend on the threads.

Step 3: Soldering

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Cut two wires long enough to go from the speak to the edge of the guitar with the hole is.
Solder wires from piezo speaker to phono plug
Cover connection with electrical tape,

Step 4: Putting it together.

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Make sure guitar has no strings. Best time to do this is when you need to change strings.
Put soldered units in guitar but do not let go.
Arrange the the phone plug so it fits through te hole you drilled.
Screw on nut for phono plug.
Gently lay down piezo speaker.
Put double stick layer on support near the bridge.
Place piezo speaker on double stick layers.
Set aside to let the stickum dry for a bit.
Done.

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Step 5: Your done!!

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Plug in guitar cable.
Plug in amp.
Turn on volume so to make sure you do not have reverb.
Turn on power.
Turn up volume to desired level.
Play away.

warrenhenery9 months ago
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Mr.Maggoo1 year ago
I enjoyed the playing. Reminds me of a Robert Johnson recording. Yes, a little bit noisy with fret noise, but still.... sounds cool.
Computothought (author) 3 years ago
Yes, I should have given credit for the picture. I do plan to replace it with my own. Just was in a hurry. Actually the idea was around a long time before his project. I will have to look for the prior art. I used about 4 or 5 small pieces of the double stick foam tape so it works really well for me.
arte.sano3 years ago
pretty cool, I've tried this before and the buzzer it's a bit noisy, it will pick up all the sounds from the soundboard, but it works as a simple and cheap solution.

One thing tho, you must give credit to the original creator, I know I saw this before, (you even took his pictures). I don't think he'll mind you using them, but due credit his work.
Adam Kumpf: http://projects.kumpf.cc/projects/GuitarPickup/index.html
http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup/