My friend and I were tossing around idea's for a project. I myself play guitar and have previously studied the electrical properties of the instrument. After some testing, we determined that the AC rms output voltage ranged from 50 mV to about 400 mV, depending on which chord or note i played (various frequencies and how much you disturb the magnetic field around the pickups). My question is; how can we convert this ac signal to a dc signal, that will be used to charge a cellphone? We considered using a simple rectification circuit with a voltage regulator, but now we are considering a voltage amplifier then a rectification circuit? I guess we are not sure on how to tackle a project like this, if it is even possible. Any input is appreciated!