I was surprised when I saw a DIY kit on eBay for a couple hundred bucks, and I was really interested in learning how it worked.
I wanted to know if it would work as well as a standard guitar, so I got a cheap guitar and started working on it.
After some trial and error, I had an idea: I would put a small metal box over the top of the guitar so I could attach the electronics.
It would be the most difficult part of the build, but once I got the electronics down, I could go to town on making my own guitar.
Here’s how it works.
A small metal-on-metal guitar.
(Image source: ebay)So I started by assembling the electronics on a piece of cardboard and cutting it into a rectangle.
I made a small hole for the power supply (the blue wire), and drilled a small slot into the cardboard to attach it to the power cord.
Next, I cut a hole in the bottom of the box to hold the battery in place.
Next I made some holes for the wiring to connect to the battery and the power switch.
I had to cut a tiny hole in each one to make them fit.
Next, I made another small hole on the bottom and made a larger hole for two wires that connect to my electronics.
I drilled a hole through each one of those wires and used a piece the size of a pencil to make a hole.
Then I made two larger holes on each side of the power button.
Next I drilled holes in the metal box to fit the battery wires and wired up the battery wire to the switch.
Finally, I put some silicone glue on the wires and glued them to the bottom so the battery wouldn’t come off.
The battery will stay on for the entire build process.
I was worried about damaging the electronics because of the plastic, but I was happy to find that it wasn’t a big deal.
I just had to take a look and be careful not to damage the wires.
The battery stays on the guitar and can be removed without damaging it.
The LEDs are not sensitive enough to catch on anything, and the wires don’t go all the way through the guitar.
The first thing I did was make sure that the metal boxes were snug.
I then cut two pieces of plastic from a piece I had laying around and glued it on the top.
I was worried that the battery might not stick to the plastic or that the glue might peel off, but the batteries didn’t seem to come off in the end.
Next was to add some glue to the front of the cardboard box so that the wires wouldn’t fall out.
I cut the holes and put the glue in a small plastic bag and covered them with a piece so they wouldn’t get wet.
I then attached the electronics to the box by attaching a piece to each side, and then attaching a power switch to each end.
After that, I just stuck the electronics in a box.
Next is to add a battery.
I attached the batteries to the metal frame with some tape.
The metal frame doesn’t seem sensitive enough for the electronics, so it should be fine for the rest of the assembly.
I glued them together with a small piece of silicone glue and then secured the box with duct tape.
Finally the box was all assembled and I could take it home.
Here are the wires attached to the electronics and the LED lights.
There were some things I did differently than I would have done with the standard kit, like having a little bit of room between the batteries and the guitar for the wires to pass through.
But I still ended up with a very durable and reliable guitar that looks like it can handle any power situation.
The electronics on the DIY kit.
(Photo source: diy)After I finished building the DIY guitar, I went out and bought a new guitar to replace it.
It was a very nice guitar, but it still didn’t have the electronics I wanted, so now I had a guitar that didn’t play as well, but could still play a lot of tunes.
It’s also a lot cheaper.
Here’s a video of my DIY guitar playing an old-school Led Zeppelin song, “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”
It’s not perfect yet, but at least it looks good.