Skateboarding and rocking out go hand in hand, and now they literally can thanks to Buenos Aires-based Skate Guitar. The brain child of master luthier/old school skater Ezequiel Galasso and professional skateboarder/musician Gianfranco de Gennaro, Skate Guitars are handmade from two repurposed skate decks a piece. The duo embrace the scrappy nature of the used decks, noting that the 14 layers of pressed maple that make up a skate deck are rugged enough to withstand the hardest rocking out, without the musician having to worry about marring a pristine guitar. Skate Guitars, like skate decks, are designed to take abuse. Plus, they look and sound badass.







[via Gizmag]

Goli Mohammadi

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. I was an editor on the first 40 volumes of MAKE, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. In particular, covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

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  • tinman

    Absolutely beautiful…

  • Tara

    Absolutely amazing! Where can I buy one? My boyfriend skates AMD plays bass! He would love one of these for his birthday!!!! And I wanna be the best gf in the world and buy him one!

  • Ben @ Best Guitar Strings

    WOW, I definitely want one of these bad boys.

  • balloondoggle

    Very nice – I’d love to have a bass like that.

  • Matt

    Wow, stunning work! They sound better than I expected as well. The multi-color ply neck reminds me of neck made out of diamondwood. Definitely a cool project.