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The Department of Extraordinary Upcycling wants to learn how to…

The Department of Extraordinary Upcycling wants to learn how to play the guitar so they can properly try out this awesome electric guitar made of recycled skateboard decks. It’s a one-of-a-kind creation handmade by John Gibson of 2nd Shot in Ontario, Canada. They also reuse old skateboards to make watches, sunglasses, and works of art.

“To create the fully-functional instrument, Gibson first collected broken and unwanted skateboards from local skate shops, parks, and friends. After selecting boards and colors, he removed the grip tape and cut them into a workable size, sanding the graphics and top lacquer off of them. He then glued and compressed the pieces into a block using 1,000 to 2,000 pounds of pressure. These segments were fitted onto an old guitar frame, and Gibson later had the frets, components, and other electronics installed. Finally, the instrument was tuned and played.”

This beautiful guitar is currently available via the 2nd Shot Etsy shop.

[via My Modern Met]

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