Slide guitar workshop at LCA 2013

Passing out the slide guitar planks

At the 2013 Linux Conference Australia, I gave mini-conf workshop on building simple musical instruments out of everyday parts. I gave each of the participants a plank of wood and a bunch of cheap parts, and by the end of the workshop, I had them all rocking out on their own homebrew slide guitars!

Giving demo of slide guitar

Here’s a video of the build process and a bit of a demo:

Slide guitar diagram

Here’s a list of the parts if you’d like to make one yourself:

Tools needed:

Some tips: