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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:36 am    Post subject: Prismaguitars Reply with quote

Someone else posted about the guys from Argentina who make guitars out of recycled skateboards, but they still look more like skateboards with guitar necks and pickups. This guy takes recycled boards and makes them look like traditional electric guitars. My wife found this for me and I just wanted to share the coolness with you too:

http://www.prismaguitars.com/guitararchive/





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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's funny that many people will clown plywood guitars(which is nonsensical) but if it used to be skatboard, it's cool.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also willing to pay over a grand for said plywood guitar because it used to be a skateboard. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't know if I'd pay $1000 for one of those if the skateboard had belonged to Bill Murray himself.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair they're quite well engineered, not just some shitty deck with a neck and hardware attached

Aside from being slightly reminiscent of the zoot suit sg I don't dig the aesthetic at all though. Sort of thing you'd see in a band with a cajon and everyone has dreadlocks playing earthbeat spaceweed jams all day
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is the link to the ones that look like skateboards?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Johnny Alien wrote:
Where is the link to the ones that look like skateboards?



Here ya go:

http://www.skateguitar.com/
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw these somewhere. Think they look cool but the price is crazy.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Also willing to pay over a grand for said plywood guitar because it used to be a skateboard. Very Happy



Yeah, the "tone wood" guys will never accept these. These are laminated bodies. Similar to plywood, but pressed tight and dense by comparison. If you cut through plywood you will find open areas and gaps where the strands don't make it all the way across or dips in the strands where knots were. These remind me of a laminated gun stock vs a solid wood gun stock. A laminated gun stock is stronger and less flexible than a solid wood stock. I would speculate that these transfer sound waves better than plywood which is more porous and "open" by comparison.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL1Gmeu2o8o
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedfish wrote:
Here ya go:

http://www.skateguitar.com/


Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

speedfish wrote:
HNB wrote:
Also willing to pay over a grand for said plywood guitar because it used to be a skateboard. Very Happy

Yeah, the "tone wood" guys will never accept these.


That isn't me. A lot of my favorite guitars are plywood, but the only one I have that cost as much as those is vintage and from Italy. I didn't pay over a grand, just traded for it. I like stuff if it sounds good. Smile I don't feel really great spending over a grand on any guitar. It makes me tend to baby it too much because I am worried about bumping or scratching it. My $40 pawnshop guitars get more play because I could throw it down the stairs and not be out much so I can be more relaxed.

I like the color and look of these, but the price is pretty hardcore.

Neat to know that these don't have the gaps found in normal plywood. Maybe someone would argue the gaps are mini sound holes or chambers? LOL
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HNB wrote:
speedfish wrote:
HNB wrote:
Also willing to pay over a grand for said plywood guitar because it used to be a skateboard. Very Happy

Yeah, the "tone wood" guys will never accept these.


That isn't me. A lot of my favorite guitars are plywood, but the only one I have that cost as much as those is vintage and from Italy. I didn't pay over a grand, just traded for it. I like stuff if it sounds good. Smile I don't feel really great spending over a grand on any guitar. It makes me tend to baby it too much because I am worried about bumping or scratching it. My $40 pawnshop guitars get more play because I could throw it down the stairs and not be out much so I can be more relaxed.

I like the color and look of these, but the price is pretty hardcore.

Neat to know that these don't have the gaps found in normal plywood. Maybe someone would argue the gaps are mini sound holes or chambers? LOL


I have to admit that I'm one of those tone wood dicks, but I'd still rock one of these if money weren't an issue. I love the Jaguar in the video. My favorite guitars are also the cheap beater guitars. Yeah, some would consider the gaps in plywood to be sound chambers.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really have a probelm with plywood on an electric, but my problem would be that to get good plywood you'd think they'd have to use good veneers to make them as good quality as a nice bit of solid wood. Not sure there's be any benefit as good veneer is pricey.... also, do they just use random colours?
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