So, one day I met the Naked Cowboy ® and sold this guitar to him.
The set-up to the left is not the one that is in this guitar but it is an equivalent. I used a control plate from the Bass to start with for the NakedCowboy® . It works well when there is only one pick-up and you don't need a selector like the arrangement in the picture. I enlarged one of the holes to place an on/off switch, the knobs are: Volume/Gain/Tone. The tone control is more important to me on these auto-amplified guitars than it ever was on a typical electric guitar. The limitations of a small speaker are partially mitigated by the tone control.
got allot of attention out on the streets and subway platforms with this guitar before I sold it. People seem to find it too compelling an image to stem their inhibitions.
picked up this guitar at the truckstop outside of San Antonio a number of years ago . . . still had the original case that came along with it. . . . built-in 1/4 watt amp employs a nice little trick to make it louder than most of the others without feedback. . . Certainly one of the most successful configurations that was produced in 2013.
I like the way the design allows the player to hear it better than than the audience. Having the speaker on the side of the guitar also makes for a really nice looking top but the best part about this configuration is how well it performs. The sound is excellent.
Naked Cowboy® is also "green" . What we have inside is a rechargeable battery pack that lasts all day. When you get home, just plug it in to recharge. No changing batteries. No $$ being spent on batteries. Nothing goes into the landfill.
My goal was to meet up with the Naked Cowboy® one day and make the deal SO, now that this has happened, The Naked Cowboy® has gone electric.