I am making some good progress on my upcycle project. I have just about finalized my design the guitar in terms of construction, opting to use f holes to provide some acoustics, and I am planning on putting in a piezo acoustic pick up which I will be ordering this weekend. I ordered a cigar box from Facebook marketplace last week, but it has been out for delivery for sometime, so I’m not sure if I will be able to use. I plan to use a 2×4 to make the neck and headstock, and the guitar is going to be used for slide, which means I won’t have to worry about frets or action as much as a straight up guitar.

Piezo Pickup

I’m going to dedicate all of next week and the weekend to constructing the guitar, but if I get all the materials I need, hopefully it will not be more than several days worth of construction. I am still unsure what I will be building the bridge and nut out of, but that should be a simple build. I am hopeful but a little concerned about whether I will be able to build the guitar by the deadline, or if I have to simplify what I am doing. Ideally I will not have to, and hopefully I will be able to build it to my goals. Wish me luck that my goals are achievable.

“Make Your Own Piezoelectric Pickup for Acoustic Guitar: Science Project.” Science Buddies, www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/Music_p005/music/make-your-own-piezoelectric-pickup-for-acoustic-guitar. Accessed 8 Feb. 2024.

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  • Hello Garrett,
    I really like your idea to make a guitar. I’m a bit confused about how this is an upcycle project. It may be worth it to add a little bit more about the upcycling plan in your posts. I’m very excited to see the guitar that you build.


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