Toilet Seat Electric Guitar

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Project by knotscott posted 12-17-2010 02:00 PM 16391 views 8 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Guitarlet, Telecrapper, Johnny-Rocker, Poo-caster, Stratocrapper, Fannypack, Eric Crapton signature, The Hamerrhoid, Less Paul American Standard, Gibson #2 ….whatever you want to call it, I’d think twice about doing a guitar lick on this thing!

This is a Christmas gift for my younger kids. They watched me build a real guitar for their older brother last summer, and made several comments about wanting a guitar too. The problem is that none of them play, so it’s hard to justify the time and money of building a nice guitar…the Poo-caster was just the ticket. Guitar builds don’t get much simpler than this….one pickup wired straight to a jack. We already had the neck, the pickup, and saddle, so I only had to buy the tuning pegs, toilet seat, strings, and a jack cover. Fitting the seat, and spacing the bridge saddle and neck are the most critical parts, and I wasn’t overly fussy about it. I’ve probably got 4 hours and ~ $40 into it. I just got it strung and fired up this week, and it seems to work fine. Still need to add a strap. We’re going to wrap it in toilet paper and put it under the tree. It’s a far cry for fine woodworking, but hopefully they will all have a good time with this.

The build:This was as simple as an electric guitar can get. I bought a cheap oak veneered toilet seat, removed the hardware and spacers, split the seat, and located the neck and saddle, then mounted them to the inside of the seat cover. I wired the pickup directly to the output jack (no knobs), and used an inverted Strat style jack cover bent over the space where the seat splits. The wood is poo-dook, the finish is wiping varnish. ;)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Grant Davis

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#1 posted 12-17-2010 02:42 PM

hahaha, that is an ingenious idea. thanks for sharing

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 12-17-2010 02:50 PM

I laugh, it’s really creative.
Shit man, thats rock ‘n roll….
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Bill Akins

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#3 posted 12-17-2010 03:00 PM

That’s a load of crap! I like it!

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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#4 posted 12-17-2010 03:02 PM

It is way to early to be laughing this loud! I think you “Pinched” a good one off with this porcelain jewel….lol

Then you have to add Mads comment. I’m almost in tears over here….lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 12-17-2010 03:04 PM

Hmmm … wonder what Les Paul would think?

Pretty sweet … thanks for giving my Friday morning a boost!


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#6 posted 12-17-2010 03:06 PM

Shiit happens….LOL
very funny idea , will you make a pair of WAA-WAA pedals out of toiletbrushes too
thank´s for sharing and give us something to smile at

take care

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#7 posted 12-17-2010 03:07 PM

I wonder if you would call them “Wee Wee” peddles Dennis?

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 12-17-2010 03:28 PM

This reminds me of the intro to “It Might Get Loud” when Jack White builds a guitar out of a coke bottle, a board, a nail, a string and an old pickup. The quote, “Who says you need to buy a guitar?”

This is fantastic, and squarely in line with the best traditions of making music with whatever is around.

-- David from Indiana --

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#9 posted 12-17-2010 03:56 PM

LOL….wiping varnish, wee wee peddle….more smarta$$ comments always welcome!

If I had more time with this, it would have been fun to add a flush handle as a volume knob, and a sound FX board with flatulance and flushing noises. I’m about to call my mother to see if she has time to stitch up a neck strap that looks like toilet paper. :)

Seriously, does anyone know about how long a guitar strap is?

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#10 posted 12-17-2010 03:56 PM

I love it

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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Lewis Baumstark, Jr.

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#11 posted 12-17-2010 04:12 PM

Love it!

I’m reminded of a guy at a local flea market who has a 1-string electric made from an old steel chamber pot.

-- Every time I walk in my shop I thank my dad, my geometry teacher, and my drafting that order.

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#12 posted 12-17-2010 04:13 PM

Just when you think you’ve seen it all on here (sigh). I want to like it Scott, really I do (or is that doodoo), but (or is that butt)...

Nice job Scott!

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#13 posted 12-17-2010 04:18 PM

a strap is from one end to the other with a lot of holes in….LOL


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#14 posted 12-17-2010 04:36 PM

This is geatest pfoject in musical instrument buiding I ever seen. By the high level of craftsmenship (and the spirit, too) you demonstrated I am convenienced it will sounds very good! Thanks for sharing.

-- Szczyglic - Krakow - Poland

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#15 posted 12-17-2010 04:41 PM

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