Ever Seen an Electric Guitar Made of 50lbs of Salt?
Just when you thought Burls Art's designs couldn't get any wackier.
YouTuber Burls Art has made a name for himself creating some of the most ambitious guitar designs we've ever seen, from the colored pencil Strat - the video of which now boasts an amazing 31 million YouTube views - to an electric guitar constructed entirely of paper.
Now he's taken it to another level - which we recognize is a tough feat for such a creator - in what he's calling his most bizarre idea yet.
For his latest project, the innovative luthier obtained 50lbs of pink Himalayan salt and used it to create a fully functional electric guitar.
In the making-of video above, Burls Art shows the salt being cut and topped with a layer of epoxy, before being moulded into a Telecaster-style shape.
As you'd expect, the material presented numerous construction problems, including finish and pressure cracking while drilling the string ferrule holes. The YouTuber even abandoned installing a neck pickup for fear of further damage, turning the guitar into more of an Esquire-style than a Telecaster-style.
The guitar is quite the monster, too, weighing in at 22 1/2lbs, so you'd better get in shape before sporting this one on stage.
To demonstrate the axe's full functionality, Burls finishes the clip with a tasty looped fingerstyle performance through a Yamaha THR10.
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