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Handmade Music Factory: The Ultimate Guide to Making Foot-Stompin'-Good Instruments

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The most creative musical instrument book you’ll ever find!

You don’t have to be an expert or spend a lot of money to make your own musical instruments. Just follow-along with handyman Mike Orr as he guides you through the making of 8 of the most creative instruments you’ll find anywhere. From a one-string guitar made from a soup can, to a hubcap banjo and even a stand-up guitar made from a vintage ironing board—you’ll make instruments that look great, sound great, and deliver some foot stompin’ fun.

With Handmade Music Factory,  you can make:

*Cigar Box Guitar

*Hubcap Banjo

*Cookie Tin Guitar

*Stand-Up Lap Steel Guitar (made from a vintage ironing board!)

*Washtub Bass

*Stomp Box

*Amplified Washboard

*And more! You’ll also learn how to make your own amp using inexpensive parts from the local electronics store. And, don’t miss the plentiful sidebars and tips from the author on everything from where to find salvage parts to surviving music festival camp-outs!

Synopsis:

The most creative musical instrument book you’ll ever find!

You don’t have to be an expert or spend a lot of money to make your own musical instruments. Just follow-along with handyman Mike Orr as he guides you through the making of 8 of the most creative instruments you’ll find anywhere. From a one-string guitar made from a soup can, to a hubcap banjo and even a stand-up guitar made from a vintage ironing board—you’ll make instruments that look great, sound great, and deliver some foot stompin’ fun.

About the Author

Mike Orr is a professional carpenter and owner of Built2Last Guitars. He has designed, built and sold hundreds of instruments. The highlight of his career was when guitar legend Robert Randolph played one of his guitars in front of a live audience. When he is not in the shop, Mike can usually be found touring the music festival circuit in his VW van.

Table of Contents

Introduction –

Chapter 1: Gallery of Handmade Fold/Primitive Stringed Instruments (from author and others)

Chapter 2:Tools, Materials and Basic Techniques (sources for salvaged/recycled materials)

Chapter 3: Step-by-Step Projects

*Cigar Box Guitar (fretless)

*Wine Box Guitar (with frets)

*Hubcap Banjo

*Cookie Tin Guitar

*Stand-Up Lap Steel Guitar (made from a vintage ironing board!)

*Washtub Bass

*Stomp Box

*Amplified Washboard

Chapter 4: Plugging In!

*Step-by-step, how to convert any of the above to electric versions using simple/cheap parts from Radio Shack

*Homemade Amp: how to make an amp from old radio parts Appendix (plans for above instruments)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565235595
Author:
Orr, Mike
Publisher:
Fox Chapel Publishing
Subject:
Woodwork
Subject:
Music-Strings
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 color photographs throughout
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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The most creative musical instrument book you’ll ever find!

You don’t have to be an expert or spend a lot of money to make your own musical instruments. Just follow-along with handyman Mike Orr as he guides you through the making of 8 of the most creative instruments you’ll find anywhere. From a one-string guitar made from a soup can, to a hubcap banjo and even a stand-up guitar made from a vintage ironing board—you’ll make instruments that look great, sound great, and deliver some foot stompin’ fun.

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