License Plate Lil’ Guitar Build

There are always options! I was ready to toss a cigarbox that I’d cut part of the top off of for another project some months ago… and then remembered an Illinois license plate sitting amongst my parts. Even if the sides are a tad parted so no perfect fit, this is for me and maybe a give-away in a show sometime. I figured regardless of tone I can stick a portable pickup on ‘er, play a few songs and pass it on later.

The little 3 stringer is 21 1/4 inches tip to tip, scale is 16 1/4 inches bridge to nut, and just slightly reinforced inside with braces so the plate doesn’t cave totally in due to the torque from the string tension.

Tuned A E A (low to high) with acoustic strings .030 .024 and .011

It’s a slide-player only, and sounds pretty nice especially for a little wooden box, just 8 by 10 inches and 2 inches deep. I DO love small gits that offer big sound 🙂

Had some cheap mini machine heads and planted those in place.

Simple, fun, therapeutic!

As always, thanks for stopping by. -Glenn

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