Cardboard Guitar

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Introduction: Cardboard Guitar

It occurred to me that anything you can create with Sketchup can be made into a large paper prototype.  So.. why not make a cardboard guitar and see how it sounds...?

It's made of white posterboard with rubber bands for strings...  I injected spray foam insulation into the neck to reinforce it and also used a segment of a soda bottle to form the neck support.   The tension of the rubber band strings is counteracted with a whole lot of white electrical tape pulling the back of the neck tightly to keep it all in balance.

How does it sound?   Well about like you'd expect..  Here's a sample...




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    That is great! Even if it didn't even make sound, it would still be a great build! Appreciate the creativity and ingenuity!

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    waouh, wonderful, great

    My passion is to work with cardboard. I've a blog about it and several boards on Pinterest. I pined your guitar because I love it. I pin it Also in my recycling boards.

    This is really neat! I wonder if you could make a hollow-body Telecaster from paper mache.

    it so cool for me. you are amazing.

    what a sad comment i agree you lack joy in your life ,so you feel the need to try and bring others to your level ...bad troll! back to your bridge!

    This project is not recommended for joyless trolls

    Pretty cool.. What if you attached actual guitar strings and make it sturdier?

    Now all you need is a cardboard tuner, slide, capo, and guitar book. Lol.