Alt News March 31, 2013
Discarded Skateboards Become Electric Guitars

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Riding can be pretty hard on a skateboard deck, and after a while, it'll get worn out.

But old skateboards don't have to die. They can rock out instead.

That's where Argentinian luthier (the cool/official term for "guitar maker") Ezequiel Galasso and pro skateboarder Gianfranco de Gennaro Gilmour come in.

The pair have collaborated to create electric "skate guitars" - and that's also the name of their company.

The body and the neck of the instrument are both made from reclaimed skateboard decks, with layers of processed maple built up to create a playable guitar.

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The instruments look awesome, and it only takes two discarded decks to make one guitar.

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Each one is completely handmade, a time-consuming process.

Now that the internet has discovered them, the guys say they've received hundreds of requests for skate guitars from around the world.

They're not quite sure how they're going to meet demand - but if you need to have one in your collection, you can get in touch via email at skateguitars@gmail.com. They'll put you on a priority list.

The current going rate for a basic skate guitar is $1000. But the fact that you'll be able to say you're "shredding on your board" and have it mean two things at once? Well, that's priceless.

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Via Neatorama

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