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Latest Activity: Jul 16, 2021
Andy Stone: I want to do something very similar to your oil can guitar, but I've been scratching my head about how to cut and construct it. Can you give us any idea how you went about it?
yep strait through, i was going to put in a tone and volume but i figured i'd keep it simple for the first one.
That's a little beauty, Brett! Pickup wired straight into plug?
Wow so many great instruments, I wish i would have found this forum before i started but here is my first attempt, i liked the idea of a 3 string practice cigar box guitar but as i started the making process it morphed into a solid body mini me, poplar body, maple neck and walnut fret board. 20" scale, and it plays awesome.
My stupid question... If you use the method where you cut the bottom off the can (or remove the bottom with a can opener), how do you re-attach it? Or, is there just a hole at the bottom when you're done???
Yes Greg, I usually just start cutting, I find it best to secure the can so it doesn't move around, and I usually cut the holes a little bit on the tight side, and then file to suit (using the theory that it's easier to make the hole larger than trying to make it smaller).
Good Luck! and am looking forward to seeing some pics of your Can builds.
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