5 Watt mini guitar amp

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Project by Eddie G posted 02-03-2014 04:57 PM 2092 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the guitar amplifier I made for my boy to go with his guitar I built him. Normally called a cigar box amp, I found the fully soldered wiring harness on Ebay. Just search cigar box amp kit. The box is from Michales. The speakers I had in a box in the garage from my Yugo. Yes my first car I purchased with my own $$ was a Yugo in Billings MT… Another story. I first sanded the box to 600. Then cut and dry fit the speakers and wires. Finishing, I first used black shoe polish. Then lightly sanded. This made the grain really stand out. Then several coats of Alcohol based blue stain. Alcohol because it dried faster and would not buckle the thin laminations of the box wood ply. Then brush on poly, 3 coats. Then installed hardware and some brass corners and a carry handel. The knobs I installed are abalone guitar knobs from Ebay just search abalone guitar knobs. It sounds great and looks pretty sharp as well. The wiring kit was fully soldered and has 1/4” jack as well as headphone jack, power jack and ipod jack so he can play his guitar along with his favorite music. Here is the seller of the amp wiring harness

-- Ed G., Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.A.

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 11:50 PM

Wow! It went from brown to blue! Good job on ya dad for doing that. That and the guitar will be cherished for a looooong time.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 12:22 AM


-- Ed G., Hillsboro, Oregon, U.S.A.

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