This Lego bass guitar features 2,000 bricks

Not only is Burls Art's Lego bass guitar (opens in new tab) is certainly a looker. The YouTuber used 2,000 pieces for the body to create an intricate design with only a hard maple piece in the centre to provide essential strength under string tension. Even the headstock features Lego pieces. 


(Image credit: Burls Art / YouTube)

Epoxy resin was used on the external pieces to further the stability. So how does it sound? Burls Art chose a piezo pickup under the bridge so he could show off that Lego pattern to full effect and his reasoning is sound.

"Of course this compromises the tone but I built this guitars as an artistic piece, more than I do for the tone of the instrument," he explains. I'm not gonna say this thing sounds great but it does make noise when it's plugged into an amp.


(Image credit: Burls Art / YouTube)

The Lego bass weighs in at just over 7lb because Burls Art kept the use of epoxy resin down to a minimum. 

It's the Californian creator's second epoxy fretboard and far from his first instrument-building project. We've previously covered his guitars made from Jawbreaker candy (opens in new tab), Styrofoam (opens in new tab) and even one with a river running through it (opens in new tab).

Burls Art has also made guitars from skateboards, salt, coloured pencils, paper and even 5,000 coffee beans!

We strongly recommend a visit to the Burls Art YouTube channel (opens in new tab) to stay up to date with his incredible work.

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.