Modifications to a REALLY weird guitar...

Barnaby

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I haven't been posting here for a while, but thought I might share a bit of recent work on a strange instrument - the Casio EG-5. This is a cool guitar with a cassette player and speaker in its plastic body. However, as you'll see in the second video, when I took it apart, I was surprised by some aspects of the space-age construction. Even so, my modifications are a bit more old-school.


 

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sure is nice to see you back on the forum exhibiting your talent and sharing your expertise. miss the 'good ole days' of barnelydom. unique guitar indeed for a unique individual.
 

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sure is nice to see you back on the forum exhibiting your talent and sharing your expertise. miss the 'good ole days' of barnelydom. unique guitar indeed for a unique individual.
I second that.... sure miss Barnaby's posts!
 

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I'll third that. I like the body shape and bevels etc. I'd like to see a solid body version of the design. Maybe with a built-in bluetooth mp3 player and amp with decent sound. Take a JBL Flip 4 and frankenstein it. Hmmmmm.:hmm:
 
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Good to see you pop in again Barnaby! You were the biggest inspiration for me to pickup the guitar building hobby when I first started hanging out here 6 or 7 years back. Glad to see you’re still at it and that oddball Casio guitar is super cool!
 

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I think that guitar was a practice type guitar to help figure out licks and such. Slow down an Yngwie lick and have a go with trying to sort it out by ear.
 

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Who else went :wtf: when the back was taken off? Genius really.

Great video, thanks for posting.
 

Barnaby

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Who else went :wtf: when the back was taken off? Genius really.

Great video, thanks for posting.
Thanks! Yeah, I was really surprised to find that in there. It's interesting construction and has so much potential. It genuinely does sound a lot better with the wood block in there and I think I could do more along those lines by constructing some kind of internal speaker enclosure and dampening vibrating parts.

The whole centre part is, essentially, a guitar assemblage in its own right. You could detach it from the plastic body, add a jack to the pickup and have a playable instrument. It's an unexpectedly cool thing.
 

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Awesome little project Mr. B. That tape player is next level stuff. Thanks for sharing. I have a couple of Squires with a built in amp, really fun to play.
 

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When I read the title, I thought how weird can it be?

I have to confess, it was weirder than I was expecting. I think the only thing left to do now is to wait for a nice warm evening when you have some free time, pour yourself a nice cold drink and see just how long six of those batteries last. I'll bet the drink will last longer.

Welcome back, Barnaby.
 

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knowing b, he can engineer it to run off of a bank of car batteries, or better yet, a solar panel. of course, he'd build his own from scratch not matter which option he chose.
 




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