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Guitar Built out of an Ammunition Box



After Tate Chmielewski first encountered cigar box guitars at a folk music festival, he started building musical instruments from unconventional source materials. This is an electric guitar with one EMG active pickup based around an old ammunition box.

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What's that Blake? A bass with a 23.5" scale? I wonder how slack those light gauge strings would need to be to produce a bass tone. The neck, pickup, bridge, strings and tail piece are guitar items. Just because it has four strings, that doesn't make it a bass. It's a guitar on an unusual tuning. You wouldn't call a ukulele a bass just because it has four strings would you? I have guitars with five, four, three and two strings. They are still guitars.

Oh and when you say "bass" I presume you mean "bass guitar". A bass is something different altogether. A bass in your terms is still a guitar anyway.

All of which gives me an idea. I was thinking of building an unusual uke, but all the normal silly ideas have gone. Solid bodies, flying V, strat, you name it there's a uke that shape. I do however have an old ammo box out in the garage doing nothing on top of the beer fridge.
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Something similar from South Africa that I've had the good fortune of running into... http://www.townshipguitars.com/main.htm Guitars made from old Oil Cans. They're really popular with tourists here!
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