Upcycle skateboards into guitars
TURNING OLD SKATEBOARDS INTO GUITARS
Prisma Guitars has its origins in the skateparks of San Diego, California. When a kid breaks his ankle skating and spends six months immobilized. The kid begins to learn to work wood … and goes from there to the College of San Francisco to study business marketing and industrial design.
Result? Build guitars and objects with the use of old and broken skateboards. Welcome Prisma Guitars.
Prisma Guitars creates one-of-a-kind guitars made from the wood of skateboards. Every skateboard is made with seven color-dyed plys of hard rock maple pressed together once the material is worked with, the guitar’s color pattern emerges. Each guitar is handcrafted in San Francisco, CA.
Nick Pourfard, the founder and craftman, is currently working on a new guitar design called “la Mattsonia”, a collaboration with Jared Mattson of The Mattson 2, based on old Japanese electric guitars plus adding a little sauce of their own.
He also tells us that he is beginning to think about a chain production on a larger scale and a more international presence. Getting out of his garage.
His inspiration comes from random things, both colors and architectures. His favorite source is Donald Judd (1928-1994), one of the most recognized artists, designers and minimalist architects of his time.
Nick admits that to relax he needs to stop making guitars … making other things, such as lamps or furniture, other objects that help him keep his mind clear and explore other forms and materials.
Scroll down below for the pictures and fantastic video-story. It shows that each skateboard has a soul and a story from those who used it before. That is why each crafted guitar sounds different.