Bernth recreates everybody’s childhood music experiment by using rubber bands as guitar strings – but somehow manages to make them sound decent

Bernth playing a rubber band-stringed acoustic guitar
(Image credit: Bernth/YouTube)

Bernth Brodträger is on something of a creative kick at the moment. Never one to shy away from physical instrumental investigation, Bernth – and his poor acoustic guitars – have been particularly busy in recent times, with the YouTube-turned-mad six-string scientist conducting all sorts of wild experiments.

Since October, Bernth has flooded an Ibanez acoustic, drilled holes in the body of another and literally set off fireworks within a third’s soundhole. Safe to say, Bernth’s experiments are not for the faint of heart.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.