This Styrofoam Telecaster is Purportedly "The World's Lightest Guitar"

Remember YouTuber Burls Art? The guy who made a Strat out of 1,200 colored pencils and a guitar that had a "river" running through it? Well, he's back with yet another fascinating creation.

This time, the YouTuber put together a Telecaster from two layers of Styrofoam insulation foam. Weighing in at just 3.5lbs, half the weight of a typical Tele, the guitar is undeniably impressive. 

One question you might have at this point though is, of course, how does it sound? To that end, Burls Art compared the tone of the Styrocaster to two other Teles of his, one of which he also made out of colored pencils.

As always, you can watch a video of the entire build process above.

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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.