Mini Guitar Kit With Mods
10`000 years ago StewMac
offered this cheap baby guitar kit.
Basswood body, maple neck and two very cheap singlecoils which I replaced with these lipsticks.
I also upgraded the thing with Sperzel locking tuners but I still can`t get it in tune and play it.
The pickguard that came with the kit looked like a normal Strat pickguard. But I had to find my own solution that I still like a lot.
I made my little son choose a colour and then dyed the body accordingly and I designed my owen 4+2 headstock.
... and also a new wiring:
I think one switch choses between series and parallel wiring and the other chooses between the pickups.
The scale is so short that I never knew what strings to use and that I never played the little sucker.
(scale length is approx. 41,7 cm / 16,4")
The guitar was meant to seduce my little son to become a guitar player.
Unfortunately this never happened and the boy is almost 16 now, WAS a wonderful and giftet drummer but has quit drumming in order to smoke weed and give me a hard time...
I`m not even sure if the wiring ever really worked... I can`t remember... this thing is 10 years old at least and it was one of my first attempts to wire a guitar.
No matter if it works or not:
I adore the way this guitar looks and I think I should build a grown-up version!
StewMac mini guitar kit
with new body
and built-in Marshall pocket amp
I was in a hurry when I decided to build this thing.
I wanted a travel guitar with built in amp. So I ruined one of these little Marshall pocket amps and built this odd guitar body inspired by Bo Diddley`s great simplistic rectangular Gretsches.
I rushed but I didn`t make it. The thing wasn`t completed in time. I had trouble with the electronics and I think I fucked up something on these Marshall`s electronics...
I had to catch my train.
So I went on holidays without the guitar and never finished it. No idea whether I still have this body.
Years later I built a new travel-guitar,
a completely different one.
See it on my STEINBERGER-site.