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This Amazing Strat Was Crafted from 1,200 Colored Pencils

We've seen a Strat made entirely out of matchsticks before, but this is just something else entirely.

YouTuber Burls Art has managed to construct a Strat with 1,200 colored pencils and best of all, he documented the entire process.

To create the colorful axe, Burls Art put the pencils together in a box and bound them together with epoxy resin. After carving out the shape of the instrument and routing it for the hardware, electronics and pickups, he sprayed five coats of enamel to keep the finish intact.

You can watch the guitar get constructed from the ground up above. 

Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.