David Erik Nelson

A Stick, Some Wire, A Can, and Some Wax: The $10 Electric Guitar

Date: This event took place live on February 11 2011

Presented by: David Erik Nelson

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

Cost: Free

This webcast will take you from a pile of scrap wood and hardware to a working one-string electric guitar, all for well under $10. Along the way we'll talk about magnetic pickups, induction, musical scales, fabrication improvisation, and the history of blues. The $10 Electric Guitar is Project 13 from my book, "Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids."

About David Erik Nelson

David Erik Nelson is a freelance writer, former high school teacher, and the author of "Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids." His fiction has appeared in Asimov's, The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, and Steampunk II: Steampunk Reloaded. He is a contributor to the "Ask the Giant Squid" advice column.

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