Building Electric Guitars, Basses, and Amplifiers
Electric guitars are just a hunk of wood, pickups, knobs, a neck, a bridge, and a nut. Put it together, wire it up, and slap a coat of paint on it. Add strings and plug it in, crank it up!

Guitar players are very fussy about their instruments, though, so they want it just-so.

The strings on a guitar are tight, so they pull hard! An ordinary machine designed with these stresses would use larger parts for durability. Since guitars place a premium on small size and low weight, the hardware and structure needs to be carefully optimized, else the guitar will either fall apart or become piano-like.

Perhaps these links will help you find strong yet small and lightweight parts:

Parts

Pickups

Speakers

12/30/2002

By toma