Instructables: exploring - play - guitar - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 4 Mar 2015 19:19:24 PST BLOX v1.01 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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By: Arx

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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/
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By: jmacfarlane

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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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By: imthemaker

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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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By: MJT3

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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 18:06:27 PDT
pallet saprano ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/pallet-saprano-ukulele/
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Sat, 31 May 2014 16:27:58 PDT
Cigar Box Uke http://www.instructables.com/id/Cigar-Box-Uke/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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By: jmacfarlane

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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 ja...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 22:00:57 PST
Overdrive Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Overdrive-Pedal/
Overdrive Pedal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/XYMY/HJ5ZQH74/FOCXYMYHJ5ZQH74.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/XYMY/HJ5ZQH74/FOCXYMYHJ5ZQH74.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/XYMY/HJ5ZQH74/FOCXYMYHJ5ZQH74.SMALL.jpg randofo An overdrive guitar pedal is kind of like a less harsh distortion pedal. Technically speaking, whereas a distortion pedal clips an amplified waveform at a particular height, the overdrive pedal actually rounds the top of the clipped wave. While this still makes it a bit fuzzy when you crank up the...
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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
Tidy up your bass or guitar to avoid RF interference http://www.instructables.com/id/Tidy-up-your-bass-or-guitar-to-avoid-RF-interferen/
Tidy up your bass or guitar to avoid RF interference - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Q4KY/HIPIXKSW/FEAQ4KYHIPIXKSW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Q4KY/HIPIXKSW/FEAQ4KYHIPIXKSW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Q4KY/HIPIXKSW/FEAQ4KYHIPIXKSW.SMALL.jpg rpechansky I bought a MusicMan Stingray bass clone. It's a nice-looking bass (see picture) with a pretty decent sound despite its low price. It has an active circuit with an humbucking pickup that effectively blocks the AC buzz even at high volumes. But it also had an irritating interference from some FM or AM...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 10:49:50 PDT
DIY Bass Uke http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bass-Uke/
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:13:54 PST
Guitar holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-holder/
Guitar holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/ATH2/HGH71YMR/F9CATH2HGH71YMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/ATH2/HGH71YMR/F9CATH2HGH71YMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/ATH2/HGH71YMR/F9CATH2HGH71YMR.SMALL.jpg chavalion Este es un soporte para guitarra con un recopilador de tres anillos. Materiales no es necesario que el recopilador o carpeta con anillos sea nueva, una desgastada puede servir para esto. necesitaras regla, marcador y navaja. cortes La guitarra acústica puede quedarse en posición vertical por...
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Mon, 13 May 2013 13:04:10 PDT
Carbon fiber guitar body - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-fiber-guitar-body-Made-at-Techshop/
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 08:18:27 PDT
DIY Powered Pedal Board with Input Jacks http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Powered-Pedal-Board-with-Input-Jacks/
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Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:46:20 PDT
Micro Guitar Hero http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-Guitar-Hero/
Micro Guitar Hero - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/5AHX/GHFJXI7Y/FKD5AHXGHFJXI7Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/5AHX/GHFJXI7Y/FKD5AHXGHFJXI7Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/5AHX/GHFJXI7Y/FKD5AHXGHFJXI7Y.SMALL.jpg kamibox.de Where's my Shrink Ray Gun? I always lose it, I shouldn't have shrunk it. So I will have to get Guitar Hero portable by exhausting manual labor. At this point, please don't come up with "But there is already a portable Guitar Hero - Guitar Hero On Tour". Yes, it is portable.. But does it look like a...
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Mon, 13 Dec 2010 11:07:17 PST
How to Play 'Bubbly' by Colbie Caillat on the Acoustic Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-lay-Bubbly-by-Colbie-Caillat-on-the-Acous/
How to Play 'Bubbly' by Colbie Caillat on the Acoustic Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/MEQD/HCJOGQWF/F8LMEQDHCJOGQWF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/MEQD/HCJOGQWF/F8LMEQDHCJOGQWF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/MEQD/HCJOGQWF/F8LMEQDHCJOGQWF.SMALL.jpg music.maker You have a basic knowledge of guitar chords, music, and guitar tabs and you would like to learn a new song.  This will teach you how to play 'Bubbly' by Colbie Caillat. Required Materials: An Acoustic Guitar (either steel or nylon strings will work) A tuner A pick (any size you prefer) (Note: This...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 14:31:56 PST
Varitone mod on Stratocaster clone guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Varitone-mod-on-Stratocaster-clone-guitar/
Varitone mod on Stratocaster clone guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/3HTX/HCJO56EU/FNB3HTXHCJO56EU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/3HTX/HCJO56EU/FNB3HTXHCJO56EU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/3HTX/HCJO56EU/FNB3HTXHCJO56EU.SMALL.jpg elektro-boy This Instructable is to show how i fitted a Varitone mod to my vintage Cruzer Stratocaster clone. I felt this was worthwhile as the guitar plays well and has a nice acton and i wanted to see if i could improve the tone.  **NOTE** **THIS IS NOT MY DESIGN! THERE ARE A NUMBER OF WEBSITES THAT SHOW TH...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 05:21:35 PST
Custom Electric Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Electric-Guitar/
Custom Electric Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/NUU7/HEBNC98X/FF0NUU7HEBNC98X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/NUU7/HEBNC98X/FF0NUU7HEBNC98X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/NUU7/HEBNC98X/FF0NUU7HEBNC98X.SMALL.jpg charlieCG This is a step by step guide on how I built my Custom Electric Guitar. I designed this guitar for my dad as a Christmas present. This is my first instructable, so go easy on me. This is also the first time I have ever built a guitar, so if you notice something I'm doing wrong please leave a construc...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:19:59 PST
Paper Guitar Pick http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Guitar-Pick/
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Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:14:13 PDT
magnetic guitar picks http://www.instructables.com/id/magnetic-guitar-picks/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/W2MP/H7UQMZN8/FBSW2MPH7UQMZN8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/W2MP/H7UQMZN8/FBSW2MPH7UQMZN8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBS/W2MP/H7UQMZN8/FBSW2MPH7UQMZN8.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Every guitarist needs a pick, whether it's beachside strumming or arena shredding. Make sure you have your guitar picks close by making magnetic guitar picks! You can stick these magnetic picks to your strings, tuning heads, mic stand, or anywhere else you might need a guitar pick. These picks are a...
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Fri, 5 Oct 2012 14:17:26 PDT
How to redo a guitar with a broken neck and terrible paint job http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-redo-a-guitar-with-a-broken-neck-and-terrib/
How to redo a guitar with a broken neck and terrible paint job - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/RMKL/H743255U/FMIRMKLH743255U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/RMKL/H743255U/FMIRMKLH743255U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/RMKL/H743255U/FMIRMKLH743255U.SMALL.jpg jc.follower so i got this cruddy Japanese guitar from a friend and (playing guitar) I naturally I wanted to fix it...... I know my grammar stinks "it is not my strong subject" I was having a hard time with the website so if you are having a hard time with a step click on the picture and it explains more. F.Y.I ...
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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:58:15 PDT
VOLVO guitar project http://www.instructables.com/id/VOLVO-guitar-project/
VOLVO guitar project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/TY6J/H742ZMHW/FVHTY6JH742ZMHW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/TY6J/H742ZMHW/FVHTY6JH742ZMHW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/TY6J/H742ZMHW/FVHTY6JH742ZMHW.SMALL.jpg RockaRollaBG A tribute to VOLVO ! 40 years OLD Maple and Elm - wood 40 years OLD Maple and Elm - wood /impregnated/ Professional line ACRYL laquer paint Professional line ACRYL laquer paint /burst effect/ Professional line ACRYL laquer paint /shine effect/ VOLVO sign Adding the first ...
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Wed, 19 Sep 2012 16:27:20 PDT
Guitar Pedal Board UNDER $40!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Pedal-Board-UNDER-40/
Guitar Pedal Board UNDER $40!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/I3NK/H5TUCHV8/FUBI3NKH5TUCHV8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/I3NK/H5TUCHV8/FUBI3NKH5TUCHV8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/I3NK/H5TUCHV8/FUBI3NKH5TUCHV8.SMALL.jpg kjb0419 Hey Everyone!  So, I have been looking everywhere for a pedalboard for a decent price and I came across a few forums that mentioned using shelving from IKEA, but none of them looked the way that I really wanted.  So I decided to go to IKEA to see what they had.  I found some shelves there called GOR...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 01:46:14 PDT
Awesome Cigar Box Dulcimer http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Cigar-Box-Dulcimer/
Awesome Cigar Box Dulcimer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/OEFO/H461X44F/F6AOEFOH461X44F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/OEFO/H461X44F/F6AOEFOH461X44F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/OEFO/H461X44F/F6AOEFOH461X44F.SMALL.jpg rmazzupappa Growing up in Appalachia I've seen my fair share of backwoods instruments but none are more impressive to me than the Cigar Box Guitars. Being left handed is what attracted me to playing the dulcimer, it was inexpensive and easy to flip the strings around. I was never much for playing traditional du...
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Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:50:33 PDT
DIY Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pickup/
DIY Pickup - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/JBXG/H2WEWRQ4/FHJJBXGH2WEWRQ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/JBXG/H2WEWRQ4/FHJJBXGH2WEWRQ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/JBXG/H2WEWRQ4/FHJJBXGH2WEWRQ4.SMALL.jpg Toms Workshop This is a simple and cheap way to make your own electronic pickup using a relay switch! The relay switch has a fine wire coil inside which is perfect for a pickup. Combined with a strong magnet it can produce a really good sound. This pickup only works for one string. However, if you want to use i...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:39:32 PDT
One Stringed Music Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Stringed-Music-Stick/
One Stringed Music Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/8VTZ/H337K927/FPH8VTZH337K927.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/8VTZ/H337K927/FPH8VTZH337K927.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/8VTZ/H337K927/FPH8VTZH337K927.SMALL.jpg Toms Workshop Having seen Seasick Steve playing his diddley bow on YouTube I wanted to have a go at making one. I thought it'd be cool if I could combine a walking stick with the string to make the instrument. Here's how I did it. What you need Parts: 1. A wooden handle (70 cm ish..), or something similar. I...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:42:05 PDT
Customizable Electric Guitar / Design process http://www.instructables.com/id/Customizable-Electric-Guitar-Design-process/
Customizable Electric Guitar / Design process - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/RH52/H2WESYWU/FBDRH52H2WESYWU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/RH52/H2WESYWU/FBDRH52H2WESYWU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/RH52/H2WESYWU/FBDRH52H2WESYWU.SMALL.jpg alehnhar Overview: Hi and thanks for checking out my instructable!  This instructable is twofold.  I’d like to explain a design process from a styling point of view of making something real using a computer aided process as well as the actual build process.  I chose to design a guitar as it is something I h...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 23:57:49 PDT
Guitar Thumbpick http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Thumbpick/
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Sun, 20 May 2012 05:38:10 PDT