LumberJocks

Popsicle stick guitar

  • Advertise with us
Project by busupholstery posted 05-27-2010 04:37 PM 7045 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?





26 comments so far

View Swede's profile

Swede

191 posts in 1765 days


#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

View bake's profile

bake

363 posts in 2424 days


#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.

View busupholstery's profile

busupholstery

35 posts in 1668 days


#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?

View Jimthecarver's profile

Jimthecarver

1123 posts in 2532 days


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

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

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

View Dark_Lightning's profile

Dark_Lightning

1822 posts in 1855 days


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

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

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112858 posts in 2323 days


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

Way way cool the most unique gutiar I’ve ever seen
Welcome to LJs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Paul2274's profile

Paul2274

327 posts in 1859 days


#7 posted 05-27-2010 05:24 PM

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

Paul

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15792 posts in 2965 days


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

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

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

View savannah505's profile

savannah505

1715 posts in 2333 days


#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

View busupholstery's profile

busupholstery

35 posts in 1668 days


#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?

View Dan'um Style's profile (online now)

Dan'um Style

13254 posts in 2729 days


#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

View hairy's profile

hairy

2108 posts in 2279 days


#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.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

View RexMcKinnon's profile

RexMcKinnon

2593 posts in 1942 days


#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!

View woodpeckerbill's profile

woodpeckerbill

203 posts in 2020 days


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

Cooler-n-cool!! Amazing.
Bill

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

12331 posts in 1852 days


#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!!

showing 1 through 15 of 26 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase