Author Archives: ewashent

Footnote

The other day I was looking through the surplus section of a local hardware store and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw these Footnote amplifier board assemblies. I figured at the very least I could part them out for … Continue reading

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Acid Amp 2

Well I finally got a chance to finish wiring the Acid Amp build. It turned out great and sounds amazing. With these amps, I like the fact that they can be sitting on your coffee table or bar top and … Continue reading

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Flor Fina Amp 4

Here she is in all her glory. I have been test driving it with several of my cigar box guitars and the sound is so amazing that I think I just might have to keep this one for myself.

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Flor Fina Amp 3

Next I made the insert that will hold the speaker and the controls. This was from some Birch panelling I had lying around. Here is a shot before I solder everything together. Here is a shot of the speaker installed … Continue reading

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Flor Fina Amp 2

I felt this cigar box was just to beautiful to cut speaker holes in and wanted to keep its original parlour look, so I knew I needed to mount everything inside. So my first order of business was to figure … Continue reading

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Flor Fina Amp

I came across a really nice cigar box that was just to small to turn into a guitar, so it made perfect sense to create a Flor Fina Amp build. Not only is the outside nice looking the inside is … Continue reading

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Acid Amp

“Acid Amp” already sounds like a super cool build. Here is a pic of the antique brass corners I custom fit to the lid of the amp. Next I needed to add inside corner supports that will hold the instrument … Continue reading

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Log and Siding Stain

I figured some of you  might be doing more outside chores during the summer month’s so figured this would be appropriate. Which brings me to my latest project of staining our deck chairs. I had used what I thought was … Continue reading

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Scrap wood

When building a guitar or any project for that matter I set aside each piece of scrap wood until the project is done. I also gather up the sanding material dust to use as a filler should the need arise. … Continue reading

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Cutting Fret Slots

Just thought I would pass on this tip on cutting fret slots. The above picture shows what happens when you pull your fret saw up and out of your cut. The teeth will grab the edge of the top of … Continue reading

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