Instructables: exploring - play - guitar - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 1 Aug 2015 03:06:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 GuitarToo-D2 (R2-D2 themed electric guitar) http://www.instructables.com/id/GuitarToo-D2-R2-D2-themed-electric-guitar/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:38:59 PDT
Make a Guitar with CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Guitar-with-CNC/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:40:42 PDT
sailboat to ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/sailboat-to-ukulele/
sailboat to ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/OMXT/ICICUF4Q/FRUOMXTICICUF4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/OMXT/ICICUF4Q/FRUOMXTICICUF4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/OMXT/ICICUF4Q/FRUOMXTICICUF4Q.SMALL.jpg rickysp8 In 2006 my son and I each built a skiff /sailboat from plans by Iain Oughtred a great father and son project. unfortunately that fall while on the trailer in the back yard a large tree limb fell on my sons boat taking out most of one side. He thought that maybe he would repair it but never got the...
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:18:05 PDT
E-Guitar Pickguard + Pickholder! http://www.instructables.com/id/E-Guitar-Pickguard-Pickholder/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:49:31 PDT
Gift Cards --> Guitar Picks! http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-Cards-Guitar-Picks/
Gift Cards --> Guitar Picks! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/0D8G/IBAN1VBD/FVG0D8GIBAN1VBD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/0D8G/IBAN1VBD/FVG0D8GIBAN1VBD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/0D8G/IBAN1VBD/FVG0D8GIBAN1VBD.SMALL.jpg rebeccaxrs Are you running out of guitar picks? Bored of plain colours and logos? Why not make your own guitar picks!It's easy and can be done with things lying around the house.First find some old gift cards, not the floppy ones but the plastic ones - you can guess how strong they are to how strong a guitar p...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:44:59 PDT
1 Watt Guitar Practice Amp Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Watt-Guitar-Practice-Amp-Cheap/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:52:52 PDT
Cheaply Record Studio-quality Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheaply-Record-Studio-quality-Music/
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Tue, 26 May 2015 04:28:23 PDT
The Strummer http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Strummer/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:35:29 PDT
How to Play a "Power" Chord http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Play-a-Power-Chord/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 16:05:47 PDT
Guitar Pick Avengers !!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Pick-Avengers/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 07:14:12 PDT
Build a Semi-hollowbody Electric Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Semi-hollowbody-Electric-Guitar/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 15:20:36 PDT
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Maintaining a Guitar (But Were Afraid to Ask) http://www.instructables.com/id/Everything-You-Ever-Wanted-to-Know-About-Maintaini/
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Maintaining a Guitar (But Were Afraid to Ask) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/UAQI/I941D4WA/FRFUAQII941D4WA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/UAQI/I941D4WA/FRFUAQII941D4WA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/UAQI/I941D4WA/FRFUAQII941D4WA.SMALL.jpg jmacfarlane Guitar maintenance can be a frustrating and expensive business. This instructable aims to help with that. If I missed something you think should be included, let me know; likewise, if you've got a question, put it in the comments and we'll see if we can't get you squared away. Know Your Instrument...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:25:15 PDT
Guitar amp footswitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-amp-footswitch/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:30:46 PDT
Make an 8-String Ukulele From your Normal Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-8-String-Ukulele-From-your-Normal-Ukulele/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 12:49:24 PDT
Create a 3D Steampunk Guitar Decal http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-3D-Steampunk-Guitar-Decal/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 02:27:00 PDT
Electric Cigar-Box guitar w/ Built in amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Cigar-Box-guitar-w-Built-in-amplifier/
Electric Cigar-Box guitar w/ Built in amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/L88C/I7IJ856F/FKEL88CI7IJ856F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/L88C/I7IJ856F/FKEL88CI7IJ856F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKE/L88C/I7IJ856F/FKEL88CI7IJ856F.SMALL.jpg OptimumAlliance I was tired of carrying around heavy guitars and amplifiers whenever I went on holiday or camping and needed something to play while I was away. That's why I made this. This is a light, portable, strat-style guitar that I take with me whenever I go away from home and want a guitar with me. It has tw...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:31:20 PDT
The 'Jam Stand': A portable, custom Guitar Amplifier & Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Jam-Stand-A-portable-custom-Guitar-Amplifier-S/
The 'Jam Stand': A portable, custom Guitar Amplifier & Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/9T5G/I78VJLL0/F4I9T5GI78VJLL0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/9T5G/I78VJLL0/F4I9T5GI78VJLL0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/9T5G/I78VJLL0/F4I9T5GI78VJLL0.SMALL.jpg themortalphoenix I am a music fanatic and I love to play my electric guitar. Unfortunately though, I also need an amplifier but carrying one around is very cumbersome. Apart from the bulky amplifier, I also need a guitar processor and a stand for my instrument because leaving it to lean against a wall could ben...
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:10:54 PDT
The Hero Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hero-Guitar/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 04:27:23 PDT
Stomp Box from speaker - Super easy 1 hour project http://www.instructables.com/id/Stomp-Box-from-speaker-Super-easy-1-hour-project/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 02:19:53 PDT
How To Give Your Guitar A Custom Paint Job http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Give-Your-Guitar-A-Custom-Paint-Job/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:04:47 PST
hand tools Cigar box guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/hand-tools-Cigar-box-guitar/
hand tools Cigar box guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/LVM1/I6RSJVOE/FQBLVM1I6RSJVOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/LVM1/I6RSJVOE/FQBLVM1I6RSJVOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/LVM1/I6RSJVOE/FQBLVM1I6RSJVOE.SMALL.jpg aleutianwind This is an Instructable about a few guitar type things I have been building while traveling in our motorhome. I used hand tools I found along the way and thrift store stuff. I had to buy a few things from ebay and amazon. I made some of the necks out of 2x4 fir some out of oak and one out of red...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:27:11 PST
2x4 Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/2x4-Guitar/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:05:01 PST
Build a Fender-Style Guitar Body http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Fender-Style-Guitar-Body/
Build a Fender-Style Guitar Body - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/Z51L/I6C2LMHU/FUPZ51LI6C2LMHU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/Z51L/I6C2LMHU/FUPZ51LI6C2LMHU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/Z51L/I6C2LMHU/FUPZ51LI6C2LMHU.SMALL.jpg jmacfarlane There are several instructibles on this general topic already, but this is just the way I did it for this style of guitar. Doing a hollowbody or Les Paul-style guitar takes different steps and techniques, so this won't work fully for any style of guitar other than a flat-top, solidbody, bolt-on nec...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:13:20 PST
Building your old costomiced fender stile guitars http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-old-costomiced-fender-stile-guitars/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:48:06 PST
Cheap DIY Guitar Picks http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-Guitar-Picks/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 10:44:56 PST
Owl shaped guitar soundhole cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Owl-shaped-guitar-soundhole-cover/
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 06:49:42 PST
Build A Half-Size Travel Bass Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-A-Half-Size-Travel-Bass-Guitar/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 17:24:01 PST
Cheap Easy Guitar Pick! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Guitar-Pick/
Cheap Easy Guitar Pick! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/DJ0S/I45HNWCP/FKADJ0SI45HNWCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/DJ0S/I45HNWCP/FKADJ0SI45HNWCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/DJ0S/I45HNWCP/FKADJ0SI45HNWCP.SMALL.jpg F1yingJ I'm always losing my guitar picks. This caused me to think about all the things I can make a guitar pick out of, I thought this one up when trying to find materials to make a metal guitar pick.Please, take your time when cutting the pick out, this will yield better results and will afford much safer...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:00:57 PST
Rockabilly Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Rockabilly-Guitar/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:56:53 PST
DIY Guitar Capo http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Guitar-Capo/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:39:30 PST
Travel Practice Guitar (with video) http://www.instructables.com/id/Travel-Practice-Guitar-with-video/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 07:05:14 PST
tattoo guitar picks http://www.instructables.com/id/tattoo-guitar-picks/
tattoo guitar picks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/C37G/I24LXSPX/FSEC37GI24LXSPX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/C37G/I24LXSPX/FSEC37GI24LXSPX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/C37G/I24LXSPX/FSEC37GI24LXSPX.SMALL.jpg TheHermitCrabPicks Hello there everybody! In this instructable I will show you how to personalize guitar picks with temporary tattoos!So you are looking for a nice gift you could make for someone who plays a stringed instrument like a guitar or mandoline? Or you just want to stand out with your unique picks? This ins...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 09:04:01 PST
The Greatest Guitar Build Ever Taught http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Greatest-Guitar-Build-Ever-Taught/
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:51:28 PDT
Speaker Cabinet. http://www.instructables.com/id/Speaker-Cabinet/
Speaker Cabinet. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/B17F/HZTO9PFK/F0KB17FHZTO9PFK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/B17F/HZTO9PFK/F0KB17FHZTO9PFK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/B17F/HZTO9PFK/F0KB17FHZTO9PFK.SMALL.jpg lieseberg As with most of my projects, I'll have an idea on what I want to build but no clear destination for the outcome. I knew I wanted another 2 x 12 speaker cabinet, or maybe 2 x 10 or... something? This build ultimately became a 2 x 12 open-back cabinet. Although I hadn't originally planned on t...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 07:47:37 PDT
"Cartoon-style" inlay on an acoustic guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Cartoon-style-inlay-on-an-acoustic-guitar/
"Cartoon-style" inlay on an acoustic guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/85GA/HZI8VY7F/FWV85GAHZI8VY7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/85GA/HZI8VY7F/FWV85GAHZI8VY7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/85GA/HZI8VY7F/FWV85GAHZI8VY7F.SMALL.jpg JTAAUSTEX This Instructable describes how to do cartoon-style inlay on an existing acoustic guitar. Ever since I first saw a laser cutter, I have wanted to try using it to decorate a guitar. Tech Shop gave me that opportunity. You can do this type of work on your instrument, too. A laser cutter helps a lot, b...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:57:31 PDT
Re-build stringed instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-build-stringed-instrument/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:17:58 PDT
Electric baritone ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-baritone-ukulele/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 01:05:34 PDT
Pro quality pickup winder - 3000+ RPM pickup winder with Tach, Counter and autostop http://www.instructables.com/id/Pro-quality-pickup-winder-3000-RPM-pickup-winder-w/
Pro quality pickup winder - 3000+ RPM pickup winder with Tach, Counter and autostop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/726O/HXLMLGZY/FD9726OHXLMLGZY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/726O/HXLMLGZY/FD9726OHXLMLGZY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/726O/HXLMLGZY/FD9726OHXLMLGZY.SMALL.jpg mojoatomic Why build this winder? Cost vs performance for starters. Features for another. Want to push your decision over the edge? You can build this winder for $158.00 and have a whole lot of machine for very little investment. One of the lowest cost and most popular "Pro" winders is $462.90 and it only has ...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:24:37 PDT
Lost The Nut On Your Guitar? No Problem, Here's How You Make Another http://www.instructables.com/id/Lost-The-Nut-On-Your-Guitar-No-Problem-Heres-How-Y/
Lost The Nut On Your Guitar? No Problem, Here's How You Make Another - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/OEOG/HW7QBYUL/FXNOEOGHW7QBYUL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/OEOG/HW7QBYUL/FXNOEOGHW7QBYUL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/OEOG/HW7QBYUL/FXNOEOGHW7QBYUL.SMALL.jpg antagonizer My favorite instrument is a cedar body Spanish classical guitar, but unfortunately, when traveling across country, it got a bit to much sunlight and started to warp around the bridge. So, I removed all the strings and humidified the body, which worked, but took almost a month to get it back to shape...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 18:06:27 PDT
pallet saprano ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/pallet-saprano-ukulele/
pallet saprano ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/5S35/HWLD1X6M/F5A5S35HWLD1X6M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/5S35/HWLD1X6M/F5A5S35HWLD1X6M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/5S35/HWLD1X6M/F5A5S35HWLD1X6M.SMALL.jpg rickysp8 PALLET CONTEST YEAH BABY!!!!!! My favorite thing to build out of. It's free, It's beautiful, It's ugly, fraught with nail holes, knots and cracks but in that sows ear there's a nice purse or a ukulele in this one. I work at a major hospital shipping pallets a...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 16:27:58 PDT
Cigar Box Uke http://www.instructables.com/id/Cigar-Box-Uke/
Cigar Box Uke - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/WV03/HU6BHR56/FXXWV03HU6BHR56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/WV03/HU6BHR56/FXXWV03HU6BHR56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/WV03/HU6BHR56/FXXWV03HU6BHR56.SMALL.jpg chloekins07 This cigar box guitar is super fun and easy to make! Here are the items you will need to make it:   cigar box/any box guitar strings guitar tuners door hinge small eyelet screws wood circular drill bit wood glue   Pick out your box For this project I u...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:38:40 PDT
How To Make A Circuit Board Guitar Pick http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Circuit-Board-Guitar-Pick/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:16:09 PDT
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Thumb-Piano-Mbira/
Make a Thumb Piano (Mbira) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/LHI8/HTHKEEBV/F0XLHI8HTHKEEBV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/LHI8/HTHKEEBV/F0XLHI8HTHKEEBV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/LHI8/HTHKEEBV/F0XLHI8HTHKEEBV.SMALL.jpg awesomecreations This is a basic guide for building a Thumb Piano, or Mbira. They have been made for centuries all over Africa (and a few other places) and vary a lot in shape, size and sound. They belong to a group of instruments called "Lamellophones" which are percussion instruments, although the sound an Mbira m...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:33:38 PDT
Guitar Throne http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-So-you-want-to-make-a-guitar-throne-e/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 20:50:57 PST
Laser Cut Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Ukulele/
Laser Cut Ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/1TLY/HS80G3MV/FUI1TLYHS80G3MV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/1TLY/HS80G3MV/FUI1TLYHS80G3MV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/1TLY/HS80G3MV/FUI1TLYHS80G3MV.SMALL.jpg jmengel I bet you have been tormented by the age-old question, "What can't I make with a laser cutter?" Well I'm here to tell you that the answer is most certainly not a ukulele because I'll show you how to use a laser cutter to make a nice, semi-attractive, decent sounding concert scale ukulele. This swe...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 21:37:28 PST
Build A Miniature 70s Fender Bass Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-A-Miniature-Bass-Guitar/
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 18:02:05 PST
Custom Guitar Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Guitar-Case/
Custom Guitar Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/KREE/HRN4DRP2/F5IKREEHRN4DRP2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/KREE/HRN4DRP2/F5IKREEHRN4DRP2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/KREE/HRN4DRP2/F5IKREEHRN4DRP2.SMALL.jpg jmacfarlane I got a sweet new guitar, and it didn't come with a case. The shop didn't have a reasonably priced one, so I figured it can't be that hard to make one. Nature deciding to turn Atlanta into a frozen wasteland this week gave me the opportunity to knock this out in 2 (snow) days. (This project can to...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:04:59 PST
Sublax - Stuffed Sub-Octave Guitar Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Sublax-Stuffed-Sub-Octave-Guitar-Pedal/
Sublax - Stuffed Sub-Octave Guitar Pedal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUA/ZLEQ/HOUG6706/FUAZLEQHOUG6706.SMALL.jpg troylikestomakestuff How to turn a stuffed animal into a guitar pedal... For what seems like forever I had a stuffed Snorlax sitting on a shelf somewhere. I always knew he was destined for greater things than just being a cuddly decorative friend. Materials 1 - Stuffed Animal 4 - Eyelets 2 - For Input & Output...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 22:00:57 PST
Overdrive Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Overdrive-Pedal/
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 18:22:30 PDT
Uke'n'paddle http://www.instructables.com/id/Ukenpaddle/
Uke'n'paddle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/AMXE/HIQ4NNM7/FVJAMXEHIQ4NNM7.SMALL.jpg titchtheclown Is it  ukulele? Is it a paddle? Why Yes! It is both! A ukulele and a paddle all in one – what more canoe ask for? All the great inventions of the world are combination items – the car boat, the shopping bag raincoat, the Swiss army knife and my personal favourite – the peanut butter and honey sandw...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 05:09:08 PDT