Mar
05
2010

How to make a junk guitar

So you want to jam like a rock star, but you don't want to shell out for an electric guitar? Make one yourself. Sound artist Ranjit Bhatnagar explains the art of a DIY instrument he calls a "junk guitar." You can piece one together using little more than a plank of wood, some wire, a magnet and a guitar string. Forget the air guitar solos. Plug in. Rock out.

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oslo's picture
oslo says:

hmm that seems pretty weird who would make that ?

posted on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 2:24pm
cyrus's picture
cyrus says:

seems pretty weird

posted on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 3:46pm
oslo's picture
oslo says:

hmm i take back what i said. actually it looks nice

posted on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 3:51pm
Alison's picture
Alison says:

thats cool

posted on Sun, 03/07/2010 - 3:18pm
Michaela Polley's picture
Michaela Polley says:

It seems wierd to do it.

posted on Sun, 03/07/2010 - 4:33pm
Thor's picture
Thor says:

Check out the movie "It Might Get Loud." Jack White of The White Stripes makes a guitar using a wire, coke bottle and magnet and plays some mean blues on it. Here's the clip of him doing it from YouTube:

posted on Mon, 03/08/2010 - 2:21pm
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Anonymous says:

Pretty cool. Im attempting to make a strat type guitar. If you want pickups inthe UK, try these guys.
http://www.projectmusic.net/pick-ups-352-c.asp

posted on Wed, 07/14/2010 - 3:03am

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