The Uncle Bob Guitar Project

This site is dedicated to publicising a method for manufacturing fretted instruments with an absolute minimum of resources. The goal of the project is to make music more available to the world's poor.

Materials costs are well below $10 and construction time is in the order of 10 hours with simple tools and no electricity.

This guitar is designed to be manufactured in environments with low technology out of cheap or waste materials. The project was inspired by Bob Brozman who reminds us that "If you're dancing you're not marching" and that "every musician is one less soldier". The name also refers to the Australian vernacular for something easy to do; you get a stick and a can and put them together and Bob's your uncle.

The project is currently preparing to open a public workshop in Brisbane Queensland. We are seeking partnerships with local community organisations. We are also currently inviting involvement in the areas of Artistic Promotion, Online Business, Regional Expansion and (obviously) Web Development.

The project is currently being supported by the Australian Government throught the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS).

The project had it's major public release at this year's Woodford Folk Festival.

From here, please explore...

A new copy of our Music Calculations workbook is available here.

If you're interested in helping or getting your own instrument or for any other reason; get in touch.

The Uncle Bob is a CyberFeral Project