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This Custom Guitar Has a "River" Running Through It

Remember the guy who made a Strat out of 1,200 colored pencils? Well, he's back with another custom creation for the ages.

YouTuber Burls Art has constructed a "river" guitar—formed from two quilted maple halves with a center core of epoxy resin. Burls Art then combined the epoxy resin with blue micro powder to create the "river" effect.

Just as with the colored pencil Strat, you can watch a fascinating video documenting the entire build process above.

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Jackson Maxwell
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 (opens in new tab). Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder (opens in new tab) and Unrecorded (opens in new tab). 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.