Make Magazine originally published these plans for a great working "Strung Out" PVC bass in 2009.  We recently discovered that they archived the plans and info so that everyone could build their own.

Scroll down below to get the plans and check out the accompanying video showing each step along the way:

Guitar (or bass) string
Guitar (or bass) machine tuner
PVC pipe - 4' long 1" dia. for guitar, or 1½" dia. for bass
PVC end caps (2) to fit pipe
Pine board - 1"×12"×2' long
Spray paint For coloring the body
Silicone sealer glue
1" extender cable (RadioShack #42-2562)
Piezo element
Rubber stopper
Rubber feet
Cable ties
1½" hex lag screws (6)
Black tape

Download the full plans here:

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Okay, that is pretty cool in a strange kind of way.

Wondering how to mount the PVC between an upper and lower section of the guitar body rather than on top... ?


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