The Plastic Rainbow Instrument of Sonic Mayhem. (PRISM) -PART ONE

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I bought an acrylic guitar the other week. It was on ebay for cheap and it looked quite beautiful, and I already have an acrylic bass so I bought it, despite knowing that these instruments are of somewhat dubious tonal quality (even though the auctioneer gave assurances that it sounded ALMOST as good as a decent Epiphone Les Paul). I was already planning to "do" something to it, when it arrived and proved to sound not unlike a ukelele squeezed through a baked bean tin microphone, I was decided. I henceforth procured some nice colour changing rainbow LEDs, and stealthily gathered my soldering equipment.

Basically, there are two sections to the process as I did it. I will outline these separately because they are essentially two projects stuck together. The first section involved the mount and wiring of LEDs and pretty much anyone can do it. The second section, fabricating and wiring a guitar effect board is quite advanced by itself not to mention installing it into a tiny guitar control cavity, I would only advise undertaking this if you already know a bit about effects, electronics, or are REALLY determined to learn.

You know the rest- I am not responsible, ever, for anything, blah blah blah so ner.

pyro136 years ago
That is one amazing looking guitar!!!!!!!!
Hamb0 (author)  pyro136 years ago
Thanks a lot! I like to think it sounds as good as it looks in the hands of a master... I haven't found one to play it and find out yet though.
pyro13 Hamb06 years ago
I'd love to play something like that!
Der Bradly6 years ago
5* (now if only i had the money...)
Hamb0 (author)  Der Bradly6 years ago
Yours for only hmmm.. my monthly cost of drugs and rent boys? mail me :) No, not really. :p
LED Zeppelin XD thats terrible. great job, nice guitar, great puns :p
Hamb0 (author)  Imptheshrimp6 years ago
Thanks man. I am indeed Atilla the PUN. :D
geco4ever6 years ago
is this a galveston guitar? if so is a good guitar?
Hamb0 (author)  geco4ever6 years ago
Its made by a UK company called Wesley. They're fairly pants TBH, but damn cheap.. they don't seem to make acrylics any more unfortch though. :(
sodadreamer6 years ago
excellent stuff. WANT! WANT! WANT!
saZZaZ6 years ago
woww prettyness. just amazing...