I decide to execute this project once i very first saw civilization doing castle in Africa simply for something come play approximately with. I also saw you can buy them so visited see exactly how much they were which came up to be about £150 to £300 plus as there nice unique.

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Now me being a negative apprentice technician who had actually just finished school favor a year earlier i determined to make my very own one and also was able to at a fifth of the price.


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I constructed the guitar roughly a donor etc which i obtained for complimentary and a 1 gallon/ 5 litre oil deserve to which i acquired from a girlfriend i new at college.

The separation, personal, instance parts needed are declared bellow...

A 1 gallon oil canA guitar neck through six maker heads - doesn"t matter what kind, i pick a fender stratocaster copy so i might make the look prefer one.50mm (2") square wooden block - this goes right through the etc which the neck and also everthing rather is screwed onto to prevent any bending and also it coming out of tune.25mm (1") thick wooden bored cut to fit can - this is what the can screws on to which is screwed onto the can.insilation tap and foam - this will certainly be used to insulate the deserve to from the circuitfender format bridge - I choose the standard collection with a whammy bar attachment 3 choose ups 5 way fender move - this is provided to change between choose ups to do a selection of sounds without having actually to touch the amp.3 potentiometers - these change the voltage passing through which intern alters the sound made - i had one because that volume and two because that tone like a traditional fender stat.1 auto jack

1 2A473J capacitor some wires - i used several various colors on mine to do it simpler when it involved construction.
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I began by playing about with the oil have the right to by cutting it the end to fit an old scrape plate which i provided as my template.


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i now started playing v the within of the can which i supplied some item of timber which i had in the shed.

The board i want to settle the deserve to to and likewise all the electrics with the bridge.

I then provided a router to mill the boarded to slot every little thing into.

I then addressed the plank to the wood block which ns then intern solved the neck to using four heavy duty screws.


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I then began working ~ above the electronic of the guitar, unfortunately ns haven"t got countless photos that this yet i supplied the circuit chart from another guitar i beg your pardon is off a actual fender strat.

circuit diagram discovered on website bellow...

http://www.guitarheads.net/tech/wiringpu/images/wiringst.jpg


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Once i had acquired the main parts excellent i was able to assemble the guitat for the an initial time to acquire a feel, see if it worked and also if it sounds ok which i was then able come disassemble it then paint it


I climate painted the can with the standard red which fenders are known for then modified the scrape plate and included a scrap and also a set of stings.

The guitar of course has actually its own unique theme through regards come sound v a type of tiny influence which provides it good for west or rock and also roll. But it does job-related well with various other guitars in a group while transforming a couple of heads in the process =D.

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If friend have any type of questions about or something to do with it simply leave a comment and il shot and help the finest i can.