A Vibrant Guitar Made Out of 2,000 Colored Pencils

Burl, the incredibly creative luthier and craftsman of Burl’s Art hearkened back to earlier times with a colorful guitar that he hand crafted out of 2,000 colored pencils. While the technique is similar, this guitar is a bit different from others, as he used the same piece of wood to build the guitar’s neck and frame. This is colloquially known as “neck-through” construction.

Back to my roots. 2000 colored pencils for this through-neck guitar. 

As with his other guitars, Burl first glued the pencils together, cut the guitar frame from those glued pencils with a wood stencil, refined it, sanded it, covered it in a protective coating, slid in the electronics, strung the strings, and then played his creation beautifully at the end.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.