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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jmitch77 (author)2011-07-20

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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foobear (author)jmitch772011-07-20

cool thx!

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zjschafer (author)2011-07-19

haha Awesome! :D

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sunshiine (author)2011-07-18

Kewl! I love the entro picture!

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foobear (author)sunshiine2011-07-18

thx!

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cryophile (author)2017-02-24

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

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bunleap (author)2017-02-20

it so cool for me. you are amazing.

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Mr. Potato Head (author)2011-07-20

Seems like an awful lot of work for a guitar that sounds like crap.

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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!

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foobear (author)Mr. Potato Head2011-07-21

This project is not recommended for joyless trolls

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fgreen3 (author)2012-04-07

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

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LiftAndLove (author)2012-03-20

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

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porcupinemamma (author)2011-07-31

Wow! Who'd a thunk it? Way cool :0)

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