Goal:

Produce a four-stringed instrument to explore the relationship between mathematics, electricity, and sound.


Tools Needed:

Laser Cutter
3D Printer
Soldering Iron
Small Philips Head Screw Driver
Mallet
Drill,with 1/8″ Bit
Wood Glue
Super Glue
Tape
Hacksaw
Clamps

(NOTE: If you don’t have a 3D printer, the saddle and nut can also be cut from ⅛” plywood. Instead of the ferrules, you can change the size of the holes in the guitar body to allow for the guitar string but not the ball at the end of it to fit through them.)


Materials Needed:

1/4″ Plywood (12×24)
Guitar String, Steel
Aluminum Bar, 1/8″ x 1/4″ x 3′ (You’ll get two truss rods per 3′ of aluminum bar.)
Solder
See Below for Additional Parts


Part List:



  1. Wood Screws, 1/8″ x 1/2″
  2. Electromagnetic Pickup
  3. Jack Box
  4. Instrument Back
  5. Headstock
  6. Fingerboard
  7. Nut
  8. Saddle
  9. Ferrules x 4
  10. Tuner (Right) x2
  11. Tuner (Left) x2
  12. Instrument Front
  13. Aluminum Truss Rod
  14. Electric Guitar Strings

Not Pictured: Medium-Medium Fret Wire


Files:

Body Cut File
Ferrules
Nut
Saddle


Assembly Instructions