Skateboards become guitars at the hands of Prisma Guitars

Say 'board' to a guitarist and 'pedal' is the usual knee-jerk response, but that could soon change thanks to the efforts of San Francisco-based industrial designer Nick Pourfard, who creates guitars from old skateboards.

Using anywhere from four to 44 skateboards in each guitar, Pourfard's creations come as fully skateboard bodies, semi-hollow designs or skate top with alder- or mahogany-backed configurations.

There are six Prisma body shapes (two for bass), all of which are finished with nitrocellulose lacquer, while the guitars' necks are built using yet more skateboards or plain old hard-rock maple.

Check out the video above for a closer look at Pourfard's guitar designs, and head over to Prisma Guitars for more.

Michael Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).