I've said it before and I'll say it again: "God bless the mad scientist feature writers who wrote for science magazines!" I'm always discovering more experimental instrument plans as I dig deep into guitarcheology. Today's discovery is a set of plans for building an electric banjo, taken from Popular Mechanics, October 1970.Read more
Making Poor Man's Guitars: Exclusive Signed 1st Edition Direct from the Author
Many books have been written about how to build cigar box guitars and other unique hand-made instruments... but few have touched on why. Making Poor Man's Guitars presents the authentic stories of American DIY music with step-by-step projects, photo studies of antique instruments, interviews with music legends, and historical accounts.
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“Not all legends are written books. Sometimes they're written inside the instruments that people make. Making Poor Man's Guitars digs deep into the past to find the music that connects with the living soul of America.”
— Fox Chapel Publishing
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