It's a resin-ator
June 2, 2019 8:51 AM   Subscribe

 
Shiny!
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:31 AM on June 2 [1 favorite]


Was no kiln available?
posted by thelonius at 9:41 AM on June 2 [3 favorites]


The epoxy river guitar is a thing of beauty.
posted by maxwelton at 10:42 AM on June 2 [8 favorites]


The styrofoam guitar impresses me the most. The slabs of plywood that the bridge and neck are mounted to aren't connected, so both pieces are actually floating on styrofoam. You could probably make a pretty serviceable guitar by doing what he did, except by using a single larger piece of wood or plywood to connect the neck to the bridge.

It would still be pretty susceptible to denting, but even then possibly not if the resin coating is thick enough to act as a decent shell.
posted by ardgedee at 11:18 AM on June 2


The epoxy river guitar is a thing of beauty.

It's awesome! I forgot to stick that in the FPP before hitting post by accident.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:35 AM on June 2


+1 for the title!
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 1:07 PM on June 2 [6 favorites]


I loved those. I'd seen the pencil guitar before, and it's cute, but the river one is a revelation.
posted by w0mbat at 3:14 PM on June 2 [1 favorite]


Is there such a thing as tone resin?
posted by hilberseimer at 3:27 PM on June 2


The epoxy river guitar is a thing of beauty.

Especially the use of the flamed maple's live edge to make the valley. Very clever.
posted by They sucked his brains out! at 3:36 PM on June 2 [3 favorites]


I want one?
posted by rodlymight at 4:10 PM on June 2


Well I just watched a bunch of those, I'll tell you that. The epoxy river one is really stunning, yeah; I like the overall effect he got with the original epoxy resin on in the first link but I think it'd be interesting to take a trick from his blue gradient colored pencil one and work an angle or angles into that approach to give it some more graphic pop vs. just parallel lines running the length of the body.
posted by cortex at 4:56 PM on June 2 [1 favorite]


Tim Sway made an acoustic guitar completely out of reclaimed hollow core doors.
posted by bondcliff at 5:09 PM on June 2 [2 favorites]


Maybe I'm just spoiled by Kiwami Japan, who always delivers on the promise that if a knife is said to be made out of jello, it is in fact entirely just jello (and maybe a little added water). But when I see "Guitar made out of 8 jawbreaker candies" and the end result is a guitar made out of epoxy resin and wood, with jawbreakers set in the resin as decoration, I'm ... disappointed.
posted by kafziel at 6:40 PM on June 2 [3 favorites]


yeah but have you ever tried to tune a jawbreaker
posted by cortex at 7:11 PM on June 2 [3 favorites]


Those candies were not made for human jaws, so now I'm wondering who the customer base really is.
posted by maxwelton at 7:23 PM on June 2 [1 favorite]


Tim Sway made an acoustic guitar completely out of reclaimed hollow core doors

Doors? All he needed was in the first shot of the video.
posted by thelonius at 7:41 PM on June 2


Those candies were not made for human jaws, so now I'm wondering who the customer base really is.

People with lathes?
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:44 PM on June 2 [2 favorites]


yeah but have you ever tried to tune a jawbreaker

Don't need to. They always sound sweet.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 8:04 PM on June 2 [8 favorites]


point goes to Flo
posted by cortex at 8:15 PM on June 2 [1 favorite]


I have a Taylor guitar of that era and although I love it, its tones are a bit muted to my taste. I think I need to put a piezoelectric pickup on it and make it an acoustic/electric. Nevertheless, the thing plays great and I suppose it will always be my favorite guitar. Yes, craftsmanship is the thing that matters. It is a lovely guitar.
posted by sjswitzer at 8:41 PM on June 2


How to make a jawbreaker to make a guitar out of jawbreakers.
posted by pmburns222 at 9:10 PM on June 2


When I was 10 I made a guitar out of cardboard covered in aqua contact paper with fishing line strings. Tone was awful but when I got a real guitar at 14 I already knew a bunch of chords.
posted by a humble nudibranch at 11:44 PM on June 2 [2 favorites]


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