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Behold the iCaster, a Tele-style guitar built from 107 iPhones

Last month we introduced you to Art Mayer of Russia’s Copper Guitars, who built a Strat-style electric guitar out of 36 ramen noodle packs.

Now, Art is back with a new creation, the iCaster, a Tele model crafted from 107 iPhones.

The insane build begins with Art gutting the iPhones of their electronics, gluing them together in a block roughly four phones thick and then carving out the body, which also includes a mahogany sustain block, using a Tele-style template.

From there he smooths out the jagged metal edges, attaches the neck and pops in electronics, including a Tele-style bridge and a pair of Fokin single coil pickups, and we’re fully charged and ready to go.

As for the sound? One thing’s for sure - it’s certainly got that Tele twang.

Comments Mayer, “Surprisingly, iPhones really give a lot of high frequencies, despite the fact that the sustain block of the guitar is made of mahogany.

No word on whether the 2.0 version will remove the output jack.

Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.