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Getting the Axe

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Nick Pourfard

Prisma Guitars

22-year-old industrial designer, guitarist, and skateboarder Nick Pourfard has found an ingenious way to combine all his interests into some really beautiful objects. He takes old, unusable skateboards and combines them to create amazing, one-of-a-kind guitars. His designs seem really organic, as if the colors occurred naturally in the wood. He calls the line Prisma Guitars, and they are already considered highly-collectible by guitar enthusiasts the world over.

Recently, Pourfard had the opportunity to custom-make a guitar for Iron Maiden.

“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.”

These things are so desirable, they make me want to pick up the guitar again! If you’re in the San Francisco area and have skateboards to donate, you can arrange for a pickup here.

guitar 4a

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guitar 2a

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guitar 2

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guitar 1

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guitar 8

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guitar 4

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guitar 5a

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guitar 5

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guitar 6

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guitar 11

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guitar 10

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Getting the Axe

  1. I’m a guitar geek! They look great!

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  2. I just found some of these guitars on Pinterest yesterday! So glad to learn more about them.

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  3. These are amazing!!! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. I have a number of skateboards my son went through in his teens and early 20’s. I’d be glad to donate them if he’ll pay shipping and donate 10 full tubes of oil paint to me. Send email for list of colors I need.

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  5. Those guitars are really amazing Donna 😀

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  6. Reblogged this on ARHtistic License.

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