Miniature Guitar (6.5" Tall)

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This is a 6.5” tall miniature replica of my guitar. This is one of those projects that i wish I had documented so that I could make a step by step. I won't lie to you, this was very difficult. Some of the components are so small they broke in my hands so they took several attempts.


Materials and Construction
Body - Iroko - Bandsaw blank, scroll saw profile, drill out center cavity
Front - Beech - Bandsaw thin piece, plane flat, drill center hole
Neck - Mahogany - Scroll saw profile, carve with knife and Dremel tool
Saddle - Mahogany - Bandsaw, carve with knife and Dremel tool
Bridge Pins - Painted
Bridge - Yogurt Pot - Carved with knife
Frets - Painted
Inlays - Painted
Pickguard - Painted
Rosette - Pen
Nut Bridge - Yogurt Pot - Carved with knife
Strings - 0.3mm - nichrome wire
Tuning Pegs - Galvanized gardening wire - Formed using piers and a vise
Strap - Ribbon and string
Strap button - A nail with a drop of Araldite glue to form a round head
Stand - Welding rod bound with electrical insulation tape and back section made from matchsticks

For all the Friends fans out there, i'm pretty sure this is the same as one of Phoebes many guitars. I'm not 100% sure but if anyone can confirm this I would love to hear from you (Yamaha F-310).

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    maKACS

    3 years ago

    Really nice, I like it and I plan to make something similar. It would be nice to see it step by step.

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    MJT3

    5 years ago

    This is one of the nicest miniature guitars I've seen. Check out my miniature bass guitar. https://m.instructables.com/id/Build-A-Miniature-Bass-Guitar/?ALLSTEPS

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    Paul Masseyaleji77a

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you

    I "acquired" the wire many years ago from my high school chemistry department. However, it is available on ebay.

    I found it worked very well because it doesn't tarnish and it doesn't break easily. Others wires from a craft store or even cotton tread will work in its place but its not as good.

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    detri242

    6 years ago

    This is very cool! How do you curve the side panel of the body of the guitar to get the classic guitar shape, I've always wondered how to do it?

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    Paul Masseydetri242

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Real guitars bodies are steamed and pressed in a form.

    On this one i cheated. I cut the profile shape out with a scroll saw and drilled the largest hole possible in the front to form the cavity.