Introduction: LCB Signature Series Guitar
You may think that this isn't cardboard, but think again. This is a working cardboard guitar. I have 4 normal guitars, and this cardboard one. This is a moderately difficult build, but nevertheless amazing. This works just as well as my wood ones.
Metal Coat Hanger
Piece of Metal
Step 1: Making the Body
To make the body I Traced a wood guitar onto cardboard and cut two of those. Then, I got more cardboard for the perimeter and attached the two.
Step 2: Making the Bridge
To make the neck, I cut 5 layers of cardboard and glued them together. Then, I added a piece of metal on the back to stabilize it. I covered this piece of metal with cardboard. For the neck, the less flexible, the better.
Step 3: Adding the Frets
To make the frets, I cut a metal coat hanger into multiple pieces. I glued these on the neck as frets. To find the positioning of the frets here is a resource I found helpful. https://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator.html
Step 4: Stringing the Guitar
To string the guitar, add the tuning pegs to the end of the neck. Then put the eye hooks at the end of the bridge. After this add the bridge and the pick guard and you are done. Now, you have a working cardboard guitar.
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Cardboard Speed Challenge
3 years ago
I totally want to know how it sounds, plays and keeps tuned! Either way pretty cool.
3 years ago
What a neat build! Is it intonated properly? What does it sound like?