Skate Guitars Rip

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Skate Guitars Rip

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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]

12 thoughts on “Skate Guitars Rip

  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. Ben @ Best Guitar Strings says:

    WOW, I definitely want one of these bad boys.

  4. balloondoggle says:

    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.

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