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Wally Pfeifer


From:
Illinois, USA
Post Posted 10 Mar 2018 11:23 am     Reply with quote

Smile There is an article in the March 2018 issue of Popular Mechanics magazine titled. "How To Make Your Own Guitar".
If you're interested,-check it out.
Oh Well Wally Pfeifer
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Wally Pfeifer


From:
Illinois, USA
Post Posted 11 Mar 2018 12:18 pm     Build your own guitar Reply with quote

Oh Well I notice there were 100+ views to my post. Anyone planning to check out Popular Mechanics? I'm not a guitar builder so I don't know if the plan is any good or not??
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Joe Elk


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 11 Mar 2018 2:55 pm     Reply with quote

The cartoon is Great! I would recognize you and Peg anywhere.
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Brad Bechtel


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San Francisco, CA
Post Posted 11 Mar 2018 3:56 pm     Reply with quote

https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/audio/a15895641/diy-build-a-guitar/

Moved to Music from Steel Without Pedals.
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Bill Sinclair


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Hagerstown, Maryland, USA
Post Posted 12 Mar 2018 7:42 am     Reply with quote

Definitely unique. I like it. I re-purposed a similar old clarinet case as a harmonica case. Probably better suited for that.






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Wally Pfeifer


From:
Illinois, USA
Post Posted 12 Mar 2018 11:11 am     Build your own guitar Reply with quote

Very Happy
Your harmonica case is pretty cool. I like it better than the guitar made from a clarinet case.
Everything right there where you need it. I'm just wondering if anyone will make a guitar from the PM article.
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Edward Rhea


From:
Medford Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 12 Mar 2018 6:58 pm     Reply with quote

Wow, Bill! I’m with Wally on this one...what a creative and elegant case for sure!
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 17 Mar 2018 5:55 am     Reply with quote

I believe it was back in the late '50s that Popular Electronics had an article on building a 1-string steel guitar. It used a large earphone (with the cover and diaphragm removed) for a pickup.

(Kind of a Carl and Jerry thing for those "in the know".)
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Wally Pfeifer


From:
Illinois, USA
Post Posted 17 Mar 2018 11:13 am     One string guitar Reply with quote

You’re right. I still have those plans. And some other musical plans from Science& Mechanics, mechanic Illustrated etc.
Never built any of them though. Very Happy
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Jim Bob Sedgwick


From:
Clinton, Missouri USA
Post Posted 23 Apr 2018 6:50 pm     Reply with quote

Donny Hinson wrote:
I believe it was back in the late '50s that Popular Electronics had an article on building a 1-string steel guitar. It used a large earphone (with the cover and diaphragm removed) for a pickup.

(Kind of a Carl and Jerry thing for those "in the know".)


You can make some great chords with this steel, but you have to be blistering fast!!! Very Happy
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Blake Hawkins


Post Posted 24 Apr 2018 7:48 am     Reply with quote

Actually, many years ago they had a build it article
for a 3 neck steel guitar including winding your own pickups. The construction used a couple of sheets of
3/4 inch plywood.
I've got a copy of that around here somewhere.
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Ian Rae


From:
Redditch, England
Post Posted 24 Apr 2018 9:41 pm     Reply with quote

I use clarinet cases to keep clarinets in. Perfect for the job.
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Wally Pfeifer


From:
Illinois, USA
Post Posted 25 Apr 2018 9:40 am     Reply with quote

Sad Razz Oh Oh,- here comes another one who thinks he's funny.
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Wally Pfeifer


From:
Illinois, USA
Post Posted 25 Apr 2018 9:41 am     Reply with quote

Cool I keep case cases to keep cases in. Perfect for the job.
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