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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 old that 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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Kentaro

This one started when I colleague saw me carrying the Uno. She said, "I have never seen a guitar like that. What in the world? That would be perfect for my son. will you make me one for a gift to him?"

This one is about a simple as it gets. Oak two by four, Telecaster bridge and a plug soldered onto the pick-up wire. Fender Mini-Twin and a rehabilitated Squire neck. Chop some wood out for the neck pocket and the pick-up, throw in 10 screws, set up the intonation and Wa La, you have a screaming busker guitar that will never hold you back on the way to the show.

It occurred to me that it might be nice to add a rhythm pick-up, a switch and control pots to this one. it could also be machined out to accommodate the rechargeable NiCad without changing the appearance. This little amp is not made any longer by Fender, but they can still be found around. the way if you have your eyes peeled. It's a nice looking guitar that I wish I still had. Turn everything all the way up.

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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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