Burls Art unveils his best build to date – a guitar crafted almost entirely from newspaper

Burls Art Newspaper guitar
(Image credit: Burls Art/YouTube)

You’ve probably heard of the term tonewood, but are you familiar with the term tonepaper? Well, neither were we until we laid eyes on Burls Art’s latest wild invention: an electric guitar crafted entirely from sheets of newspaper.

Given the intrepid YouTuber’s track record, we really shouldn’t be too surprised by Burl Art’s penchant for mesmerizing and baffling six-string creations, but never could we imagine that paper could be used to create a solid, fully functioning electric.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

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.