Cardboard Guitar

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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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    14 Discussions

    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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    korinM

    8 months ago

    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.

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    cryophile

    1 year ago

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

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    bunleap

    1 year ago

    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!

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    fgreen3

    6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    LiftAndLove

    6 years ago on Introduction

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