This jaw-dropping guitar build has a ‘river’ running through the middle

Remember that incredible Strat built out of 1,200 coloured pencils? Well, YouTuber Burls Art is at it again with another mind-bending electric guitar build - and it’s perhaps his most ambitious creation yet.

The builder’s ‘river’ guitar is formed by two quilted maple halves, with an epoxy resin centre core that’s combined with a blue micro powder to create a ‘river’ effect.

Once again, we’re seriously impressed with the YouTuber’s ingenuity - and it’s the first guitar we can recall where the bridge actually functions as a ‘bridge’. Brilliant.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, 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.

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