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Building a Cigar Box Guitar Amplifier

To build the amplifier you must start with a cigar box large enough to install the amplifier board, battery, and speaker.

Once you decide on a cigar box to house your battery powered amp, you need to generate a layout for how you would like to position your components.  Be sure to keep in mind what the inside dimensions of the box are and don’t cut or drill too close to the edges of the box.  Also, be sure to avoid any possible issues of components being too close to each other inside of the box.

Once a suitable layout has been created, it’s time to start working on the cigar box.

Preparing the Cigar Box

To build the amplifier you must start with a cigar box large enough to install the amplifier board, battery, and speaker.

The cigar box must be prepared by cutting/drilling holes for the speaker, input jack, amplifier controls and any other mounting holes necessary.

The speaker requires that either a large hole be cut in the shape of the speaker or that a series of holes be drilled that allow the sound from the speaker to pass through.

To cut a large circle or opening you can use a

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