It began with an old flat top guitar which had been played allot over the years, wearing down the fretboard a quite a bit betweeen the first six frets. I always love to have a guitar like that in my hands. It seems that these do a little more than a brand new one regardless of the quality.
After dismantling a Fender Mini-Deluxe, I trimmed it down and used the speaker grill panel to hold an oversized driver in place, with the magnet and speaker chassis protruding through the soundhole.
I have since added some protective structure around the control panel on the back to make this a durable busker guitar that does not break down just because you don't bring it to the show in a case.
I really like the way the speaker vibrates the top and back of this old guitar. It was pretty unwieldy, in terms of feedback until I installed the vol. - tone pots. Now you can dial up a tone that is surprisingly loud and also mu8ch warmer that this little amp could ever make on it's own.
I was truly amazed when I brought it to the jam. This baby can hang with an electric bass and full kit drummer without being drown out by the rhythm section.
The loudest acoustic guitar I ever had in my hands.