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New Kit: The Trill Tremolo Pedal from MOD Kits DIY

New Kit: The Trill Tremolo Pedal from MOD Kits DIY

| August 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

The Trill Tremolo pedal. We don’t know anything about it other than the following from their press release: “The Trill tremolo pedal offers classic tremolo tones in an easy to build kit. The Trill’s speed knob provides a wide range from a very slow to rapid fire effect. The depth knob varies the ratio between […]

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Homemade Guitar Case for Cigar Box Guitar

Homemade Guitar Case for Cigar Box Guitar

| July 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

Here’s a nice video of a guitar case build using 10mm (about 3/8″) pine wood for the sides and 6mm (about 1/4″) plywood for the top and bottom. The frame is glued and nailed together, then covered with black textured vinyl and roadcase corners. 25mm (1″) hard foam was used to create a support cavity […]

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Custom Telecaster Project Video

Custom Telecaster Project Video

| July 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

YouTuber “HearGear” built this custom Telecaster. He had the body and neck made custom at a guitar factory, and ordered the rest of the needed parts.

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Saga HT-10 Electric Guitar Kit

Saga HT-10 Electric Guitar Kit

| May 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Saga Musical Instruments has steadily grown to be one of the largest importers and distributors of stringed and fretted musical instruments kits in the world. Their model HT-10 is a PRS-style, double-cutaway, solid-body archtop kit that includes all parts and instructions to build a complete, playable guitar. The body is made of basswood with a […]

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Homemade Guitar Humidifier

Homemade Guitar Humidifier

| March 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

This video demonstrates the construction of a homemade guitar humidifier using a plastic soap travel case and a sponge.

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Homemade Cigar-Box-Style Four-String Guitar

Homemade Cigar-Box-Style Four-String Guitar

| March 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

This video demonstrates a homemade cigar-box style guitar made from red oak wood with four strings. The guitar uses toothpicks as frets and is tuned in open-G.

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Using Magnets for Guitar Repair Projects

Using Magnets for Guitar Repair Projects

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Luthiers Mercantile International has created a nice video (below) demonstrating how handy magnets can be for doing repair work. Not surprisingly they also sell a Guitar Repair Magnet Kit. As featured in the video, repair guru Dan Erlewine demonstrates that magnets are tools and have lots of uses. For example, magnets can be attached to […]

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Build an Acoustic Guitar Kit from Waldron Instruments

Build an Acoustic Guitar Kit from Waldron Instruments

| February 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Waldron Guitars and Instruments is a relatively new maker of ready-made and kit guitars and other acoustic instruments. They began building guitars in the Spring of 2009 when the downturn in the economy led these home builders and cabinet makers to turn their attention to musical instruments. Their approach is to integrate modern technology, such […]

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How to Bend the Sides of an Acoustic Guitar

How to Bend the Sides of an Acoustic Guitar

| January 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

This is nice video by Erick Waldron of Waldron Instruments and Guitars showing how to bend the mahogany sides for a 000 acoustic guitar using a guitar mold and heat blanket, including book-matching the ends.

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Making a Printed Circuit Board with Positive Coating Photo Process

Making a Printed Circuit Board with Positive Coating Photo Process

| January 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

Well made video showing the process for how to etch a printed circuit board using positive-coated sensitized copper-clad boards with a photo-fabrication process. The light used is a standard 100-watt light bulb.

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