Monday, April 18, 2011


I love building the little 'monster' amps in cigar boxes, and the 'Camacho' is the latest to get the GuitarFuel harness treatment. 

I wanted to do something a little different with this amp, because the box is so unusual.  So, instead of exposed controls and speaker, everything is inside the box.  The usual setup with volume, tone, and boost, plus the AC adapter connection, headphone and input jacks.

The speaker and harness are attached to a velvet covered wood sheet that is suspended just enough for the speaker to clear the floor of the box, but deep enough for the lid to close over the control knobs.

A small chain keeps the lid from opening too far to damage the hinges, and rubber feet on the bottom of the box keep it from creeping around, when it's fired up.  And, a simple drawer pull is used as a handle to tote the amp from my workshop to the next street corner . . . playing for pennies during the current recession/depression/obsession/and political regression.

Just another brick on my wall.


  1. I've seen this one in person. It is really a cool design that makes the most of the box. Kudos!

  2. Thanks! I am glad you liked it!