I traded my electro acoustic guitar for a couple of pedals recently, i was happy to trade, but i miss playing acoustic guitar.
so thought i'd have a go at throwin one together, using what i had, i wasn't expecting much.....lol
i had a piece of oak that i found a while back and kept, which i used for the neck. with an old beat up piece of mahogany, that i had used as marker board on the lapsteel i made (later changed to an L.E.D board on the lapsteel)
i was initially going for a square neck lapsteel acoustic.
i had a sheet of plywood, and some 50mm x 50mm pine, for the body.
i also wired up a speaker on the inside (roughly where a soundhole would be) this is wired to a jack to work as a pickup (not very good sound tho...lol..) it also affects the tone of the guitar acoustically, acts like a resonator.
i made a pickup as well, from a beeper/buzzer/sounder ..or whatever it's called... from an old smoke alarm. this sounds better, and goes on the outside so can be moved/adjusted to alter the sound, still need to work on a bracket to attach this properly
i ended up sticking some old frets on this, just to try it. i already had slots in the fretboard that were markers from being on the lapsteel i'd made, so easy to try it. it worked better than i thought, so i'm going to buy new fret wire and redo the fretboard. it wasn't an issue when i started, as i was doing a lapsteel so i left the board pretty ruff....lol...and the neck is still quite square, i did shape a bit off the bass side.........
the construction is rufffff...lol...but it does the job, i only used a few basic tools and what materials i had..glued together mostly with "no-more nails" adhesive...lol
here's some pics........i'll post a vid too