Cardboard Fender Stratocaster shreds without being shredded

OK, you know what; this is absolutely insane, and I STILL can’t believe who incredibly well this thing works. Anyway, the crew at Signal Snowboard is known for its unorthodox snowboard projects. Now, after partnering with Ernest Packaging and Fender’s custom shop, they have created a playable cardboard Stratocaster. Yes, you read (and saw that video and picture above) correctly, as everything other than its corrugated body and neck, the Fender guitar has the usual pickups, electronics, frets and knobs installed that are typically found on your traditional wood guitar. What’s insane is that you can ACTUALLY SEE through the guitar while shredding during those mad solos, bro!

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After creating and fabricating the cardboard core, the Fender shop hand-cut the shape of the body and neck, then added the necessary electronics and frets as any other electric guitar would require. The main structural obstacle was the neck, which needed to withstand approximately 250lbs of torque after installing the strings. After the build was finished, some Fender employees demoed the guitar and were impressed by the paper-based instrument. The finished product was later delivered to Linkin Park guitarist Brad Delson, who took the guitar for an awesome-sounding nu metal test. However, you should be aware of when your hands start getting really sweaty; then there might be some trouble…

[Thanks Signal Snowboard]

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