Guitar made of all matchsticks

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Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon May 28, 2018 5:54 am

One of the most amazing things I've ever seen.. I'm in awe of this
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40,000 MATCHSTICKS yes I started this guitar in 1998 and it took 18 years to make in between life and life’s activities and the guitar is made entirely out of Matchsticks, this isn’t a guitar covered in Matchsticks it’s made entirely out of Matchsticks. It took 18 years to make using Matchsticks Issued to me in our 24h ration packs (MRE) to our American friends to start with then normal Matchsticks whilst serving in the British Armed forces as a infantryman

The guitar plays and sound as good as any high end guitar should do

I will be leaving the guitar with a good friend Richie Peters for a week very soonI am sure he will let you know how it plays/sound.

Body all Matchsticks
Neck all Matchsticks
Pickguard all Matchsticks
Pickup covers all Matchsticks
Jack socket all Matchsticks
Trem cover all Matchsticks
Switch tip all Matchsticks
Trem tip all Matchsticks
Knobs all Matchsticks


I'm recording right now and it's a pain to share the FB photos here without a desktop computer, and I'm just on my phone... I wouldn't have interrupted myself if this weren't worth a universal salute.

He says it sounds as good as any other high end strat, I dunno. To what end this whole thing, I can't say, but wow what a piece of concentration and long term work. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.
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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby spudmunkey » Mon May 28, 2018 9:55 am

I imagine you could open up some sort of doorway to a parallel dimension if you played it though a Matchless.

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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon May 28, 2018 3:39 pm

oh geeze

tonewood debate on fire!

criss-cross grains mean this is the HARDEST guitar in existence....must have LOTS of top end tone.

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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby ElfDude » Mon May 28, 2018 6:03 pm

Just don't start a flame war, guys.
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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon May 28, 2018 6:25 pm

ElfDude wrote:Just don't start a flame war, guys.


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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby Doctor Turn » Tue May 29, 2018 4:11 am

Now I'm afraid that when I complete my amp made from Bobby pins, and post it here, I'm going to be needled for it. What a bummer... Been working on it since 73.
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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby ElfDude » Tue May 29, 2018 7:31 am

Doctor Turn wrote:Now I'm afraid that when I complete my amp made from Bobby pins, and post it here, I'm going to be needled for it. What a bummer... Been working on it since 73.


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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby Doctor Turn » Tue May 29, 2018 10:23 am

Hee hee.

Lots of this kind of wordplay on FB after the original post, too. Seems people can't help themselves.
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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby spudmunkey » Tue May 29, 2018 10:39 am

Wow, so both here AND on Facebook? It must mean that type of humor could...*ahem*...strike anywhere.

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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby Treadplatedual » Tue May 29, 2018 1:47 pm

spudmunkey wrote:Wow, so both here AND on Facebook? It must mean that type of humor could...*ahem*...strike anywhere.

:mrgreen:


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Dad jokes all day.

What a cool find though...the patience required is orders of magnitude beyond what I'm capable of.
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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby Brock » Thu May 31, 2018 2:22 pm

There's a book I've read to all my boys called Goofy's Gig Race. In the story Donald buys a new car and is showing it off and calling Goofy's car a pile of junk and then proceeds to challenge Goofy to a race to the ice cream shop in Horners Corners.

Goofy accepts the challenge. Donald tears off like a flash of lightning and constantly gets distracted from the race while Goofy just puts along.

Goofy eventually wins the race much to Donald's surprise. When asked how he possibly got there first, Goofy replied with what had been said throughout the book, "Slow and steady, steady and slow. It's the only way to go."

Anyway, I said all that to say this....I wonder if the guy who built this guitar read Goofy's Big Race the past 18 years in order to stay motivated. Talk about slow and steady!

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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby Treadplatedual » Thu May 31, 2018 2:48 pm

Brock wrote:There's a book I've read to all my boys called Goofy's Gig Race. In the story Donald buys a new car and is showing it off and calling Goofy's car a pile of junk and then proceeds to challenge Goofy to a race to the ice cream shop in Horners Corners.

Goofy accepts the challenge. Donald tears off like a flash of lightning and constantly gets distracted from the race while Goofy just puts along.

Goofy eventually wins the race much to Donald's surprise. When asked how he possibly got there first, Goofy replied with what had been said throughout the book, "Slow and steady, steady and slow. It's the only way to go."

Anyway, I said all that to say this....I wonder if the guy who built this guitar read Goofy's Big Race the past 18 years in order to stay motivated. Talk about slow and steady!

:mrgreen:


Heh, I love this forum! Disney's version of tortoise and the hare, but applied to guitars :D
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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby spudmunkey » Thu May 31, 2018 3:41 pm

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Re: Guitar made of all matchsticks

Postby Brock » Thu May 31, 2018 4:58 pm

spudmunkey wrote:Image


bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!! That's a good one! :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard:


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