Photograph by Sam Murphy


Make a one-string electric guitar from plastic tubing. By Tom Zimmerman

This project will show you how to build an amazingly inexpensive and rad-looking one-string electric guitar out of pine wood and PVC pipe. A single string purposely keeps the design simple. (For a 3-string cigar box model, see MAKE, Volume 04.)

But first, we need to establish the names and functions of the various parts of a guitar. Please refer to the diagram and materials list on the following page before starting.

1. Get your parts together.

Do you want a lead or bass guitar? A lead guitar has a thinner string and is used for playing ...

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