Whether you want to use a cigar box, a kit or your own box made from scratch, this book shows how easy it is to make a box guitar and learn the basic concepts of guitar construction. Taking you through the steps of making tapered, hardwood, K-bodied and scissor-tailed guitar boxes, the author covers each step in making components, from the sides and necks to the tuners and tailpieces, bridges and nuts.
He presents tips on finishing the instrument with paint, stain or wood burning, and even shows ways to electrify it so it can be plugged into an amplifier or computer. The book concludes with a ukulele-making project, an easier and less expensive endeavour than a full-bodied guitar, as well as a photo gallery of box guitars from around the world.
Softcover, 8" x 10", 2017.