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Uno

This is not the first guitar that I built, but the one that got me back to building guitars again. I built it so I could simplify the process of transporting a 6-string on an airplane, but it has gone allot further than I imagined.

DeLuxAcoustic

This is an example of one of those rare times when your project falls down in front of you like a slave to your every whim at every step along the way. Not only does it sound better than I ever imagined, it is also much louder than any of the others that I have made.

GuiPhone

This is a Karaoke machine-boombox, iPhone charger, recording studio, speakerphone which you can also play guitar on. Garageband for the iPhone is an endless possibility when you have your guitar in your hands and some time to kill.

Strado6

There is something about an old violin. Anything which is old and also has f-holes has mojo that you can't find anywhere else. The tone that this one has is definitely all it's own and if you know of a lighter electric guitar, please send me a picture of it.

NumberTwentyFive

...referred to it as such so many times when people ask me how many of these I have made, decided to name it that. Carrying this guitar with me on every commute for awhile now. Such a functional delight and the tone is Complex and rich. Even experienced players who have tried it out got excited when they felt the vibrations as you rock the amp.

MandoMiniBass

...can't imagine how I could have put so much work into this little thing already and still not finished with it. I used two pineapple cans and a Ukulele neck with the Pringles Speaker to bring the noise. Cello strings round out the list of oddities.

AC1STAVE4

...connect your iPhone and lay down some bass lines to go with everything you already licked on your guitar. You don't need an iPhone to run this rig though, it's ready play with or without one.

StaveTwin

...brother to the one I refer to as NumberTwentyFive, this guitar also has noiseless pick-ups and a switch. Maybe I will have the coils tapped in these rails next time I see you. These new Fender Mini-Twins sure look nice with the tweed cover and the brown speaker grill cloth.

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26a

With yet another guitar fashioned from the boneyards, he rattles the cages and haunts again.

Whenever I see my "Wall St. CEO" he remarks in some way about my guitars.

One day what he said went kinda like this,"Every time I see you it seems like you have built another new guitar!".

"May I ask you to build one for my son?"

I said "Sure". We agreed on a price and I went to work putting together these components.

I wanted to see what I could do to improve the appearance of 26 without losing any of the performanc. I wound up with a nice looking guitar that improved in the performance. I used two seperate and distinct power amps, connected to the pick-ups. Each pick-up has it's own amplifier. When you play them together you have more volume.

2x volume probably = 1/2 battery life, so I gave them each a seperate battery compartment as well.

Built-in amplification employing another new amplifier that I had never used previously. The tone of this guitar is also distinctive.  This is the first  time that I built my own amplifier. I liked it so much, I put two of them in this project. The amp is not my design but it is open source on the web and I am sure you can find it. I have less problems with the reliability in the new amp by far and the batteries last a long time with it too.

 

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People always ask me questions like, " How much is this one?", "Do you sell these?" Did you get a petent on that?", "What do you call that?"

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