Rules

A collection of antique cigar box guitars, banjos and ukuleles. From the National Cigar Box Guitar Museum. Photo by Shane Speal.  Cigarboxguitar (talk) (Uploads) [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

A collection of antique cigar box guitars, banjos and ukuleles. From the National Cigar Box Guitar Museum. Photo by Shane Speal. Cigarboxguitar (talk) (Uploads) [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons

How far can you take the idea of a guitar, and still end up with something recognisable as a guitar?

Quite a long way, as a browse through the Wikimedia Commons ‘guitars by type’ category shows.

But you need to know the rules. And you might want to practice making a traditional model first.

An ‘improvisational’ workplace is appealing, but there are always some rules.

And you might want to start by getting people used to playing a score.