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Homemade Guitar Amps made from Old Radios

If you are looking for the perfect vintage tone for your cigar box guitar, you might not have known, but converting and old table top radio into a Retro cigar box guitar amplifier only take a few minutes and they have really cool tone and looks!

Its really easy, watch this video, it's all free!...just find and old radio.

These old radios can be found at any flea market or possibly in the back of one of your closets!
you can learn more at this website
There is a world of old radios out there just beggin' to be a guitar amp!