Popsicle stick guitar

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Project by busupholstery posted 05-27-2010 04:37 PM 8951 views 12 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided it was time for someone to build a guitar made with popsicle sticks…....took me about two months working on it almost everyday….....I made a form with heavy art board to built it in…........I used tight bond 3 glue…...The filler is walnut color…...I bought 4,000 popsicle sticks on ebay and used about 2,000, the rest were warped….......The neck was 900 sticks glued up as a block roughly in the form of the neck and then shaped….....the back is arched and I did that by gluing it up on the back of my Gremlin guitar over tin foil….....the nut I made from one of my dogs chewing bones….....The tuning buttons I also made with sticks…...The tail piece is part of a cheese grater trimmed with sticks….....I finished it with stain and lots of coats of Plasti-coat with a spray can, sanded to 2,000 and rubbed it out with black Color Back auto polish…......I only use a drill, trim router, and hand tools…......Very fun

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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#1 posted 05-27-2010 04:57 PM

Very “Cool”.
The question that “Pops” into my mind is can you play it?
I’m glad you didn’t get foiled with the sticky situation.

Enough of the puns for now.

-- Swede -- time to make some sawdust

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 05:02 PM

Wow, tons of work. Really cool.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#3 posted 05-27-2010 05:04 PM

Yes it plays quite well considering…..that is if you stick with it…...

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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#4 posted 05-27-2010 05:07 PM

Hey thats very cool…and what patience it took to make it.
Welcome to LJ’s

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 05:08 PM

That’s wild! The front makes me think of a bowling alley.

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#6 posted 05-27-2010 05:17 PM

Way way cool the most unique gutiar I’ve ever seen
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#7 posted 05-27-2010 05:24 PM

Now that is creativity at its’ best! Great job!


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#8 posted 05-27-2010 06:22 PM

That is just insane. You, sir, are a true craftsman!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 05-27-2010 06:34 PM

Very cool, how much weight did you gain from all those popsicles, and is your tongue permanently colored now?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 05-27-2010 07:16 PM

I couldn’t decide whether to make 2,000 Popsicles or a guitar…....I think the guitar was easier

-- Let's see......what can I use this for?

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#11 posted 05-27-2010 08:01 PM

belongs in the lumberjocks hall of fame … or maybe in a window at a Hard Rock Cafe. You should get a rock star to hold it for a photo …. Maybe even sign it.

Fun project Buddy

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 05-27-2010 09:14 PM

Awesome! What I really want to know: You ate all those popsicles, and didn’t get fat?

Thanks for showing it.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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#13 posted 05-27-2010 09:19 PM

WOW that looks like a lot of work.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 05-27-2010 09:38 PM

Cooler-n-cool!! Amazing.

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 05-27-2010 11:03 PM

Wow. That is determination! Looks very nice. Is it a one of a kind? How does it sound?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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