Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Builds An Electric Guitar Out Of 1,200 Colored Pencils.

It goes without saying that people do some pretty awesome things. Using their creativity and imagination, people create wondrous pieces of art and music. This man took his love of music and his creative mind to build something that no one has ever seen before. After weeks of dedication and hard work, the results are mindblowing!

Reddit user flyjumper recently did something that made people's jaws drop.

"I saw a lot of people online making bowls out of colored pencils and I thought that was really cool, but I wanted to make something that I can actually utilize and enjoy more so than a bowl when it’s finished and decided to take it up a notch," flyjumper explained.

He certainly did take it up a notch...or two, or three. Using the same concept, this man made a Fender Stratocaster-styled electric guitar out of colored pencils.

Flyjumper spent $120 to purchase 1,200 colored pencils to complete his unique project. “It was surprisingly not as difficult as I would have imagined,” he said. “The only real struggles didn’t come as much with the actual guitar building as much as it did with the colored pencil material."

How hard can it be to work with colored pencils? Obviously, much harder than you'd expect.

"The color of the colored pencil would smear when sanded with high grit sandpaper and it looked awful. So I had to figure out a way to achieve good wood/lead color without smear.” He also says that “Cutting the pencils was by far the most tedious portion of the build," which makes a whole lot of sense.

Once he got all of the pencils cut, he used an epoxy resin to create the body of the guitar.

Once it was done sitting, which took about 24 hours, he removed the mold from the box it was in. Now it was time to do the shaping, sanding, and painting.

He isn't sure exactly how long it took for him to make the guitar.

He estimates that he spent 2-4 hours each day making the guitar. Now that he has the finished product in front of him, he's more than happy that he spent all of that time working on it.

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