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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.

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[via Gizmag]

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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  1. tinman says:

    Absolutely beautiful…

  2. Tara says:

    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!

    1. Goli Mohammadi says:

      Hi Tara,

      You can message them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sktgtr!

  3. WOW, I definitely want one of these bad boys.

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

  5. Matt says:

    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.