Remember the YouTuber who has builds a Stratocaster out of 1,200 colored pencils? The same guy is back again now with a new video on his channel.
A few months back, a new YouTuber named Burls Arts dropped his first guitar-building video showing the creative luthier crafting a Stratocaster out of 1,200 colored pencils. He is really good at it and the video has garnered millions of views since.
Last month, he released a video showing the creation of an entirely new guitar – one with a water-like feature you’ve probably never seen before. Below the video he wrote that he built a custom shaped epoxy resin river guitar out of a quilted maple slab.
Burls Art starts his process by cutting a two-inch thick piece of quilted maple in half and turning their live edges to face one another. The space between those two pieces is filled with a quarter-inch of blue-tinted epoxy resin and then clear resin on top of that, which results in a guitar that looks like distinctly like a river canyon.
Burls Art designed the body himself, making modifications and changes to the Telecaster mold he started with, and outfitted it with a single Seymour Duncan Stag Mag bridge pickup (so as not to conceal more of the water’s design). It’s married to a Warmoth Custom Telecaster neck.
Be sure to check out the video below. As he mentions in the video, colored pencils and epoxy resin river guitars are really just the beginning. Also you can check out his previous video clicking here. Enjoy!