22 Year Old San Francisco Student Crafts Unique Colorful Guitars Using Recycled Skateboard Decks


22 year old Nick Pourfard, a full-time student and self-taught woodworker in San Francisco, has married his love for skateboarding and music with Prisma Guitars an incredible line of handcrafted guitars and other accessories crafted from recycled skateboard decks.

In February, Pourfard was given the rare opportunity to craft a custom bass for Steve Harris of the legendary band Iron Maiden, a task he took quite seriously.

I took every detail of his playing style and aesthetic into consideration. The bass has an off-white painted alder back with skate top featuring colors as close to West Ham as possible. I laser cut a custom mirror pickguard and bound the whole body in black and white to pay homage to his classic original bass. I threw on a Badass II bridge with his custom strings and Seymour Duncan pickups to top it off. Then it was off to London!


In June, Troy Braunstein of The Hollow Suns tested out a beautiful Prisma guitar.

The band Walk Off The Earth featured a Prisma guitar in their video for their song “Rule the World”.

Nick Pourfard





via Contemporist