Recycling is a modern trend in today’s world which is giving rise to new art forms. Recycled materials are being used to build houses, furniture, robots, and a stray of other things. Recently the guitar lovers have also come up with creatively designed guitars made from recycled materials. They are finding it cool to use discarded materials like wood, tin boxes, cigar boxes, wire, metal, oil cans, plastic, compact discs and even skateboards and rifles to make their own customized recycled guitars.
Below given is a list of five such creative guitars made from recycled materials.
1. Rifle Guitar
We all know that guns and rifles are meant to kill or attack humans, but they can also be put to a better use which can actually make you feel relaxed. They can be alternatively used for making rifle guitars which is bound to turn all those heads toward the guitarist. The sound is good and the size is also great but all you need to be careful of is that the safety catch is on. Featured in the above picture is a Kalashnikov rifle guitar.
2. Oil can Guitar
Spotted in a guitar shop in London, this guitar has been made out of an old oil can. Though its price is not known, but it is a wonderful example of recycling old oil cans. In Africa, old oil can guitars are a common scenario and it produces great sound too. Easy to make, this type of a guitar can always be a perfect one to begin your guitar lessons.
3. Cigar box Guitar
This funky guitar has been made out of a nicely polished cigar box which produces great sound too. Cigar box creator David has named these handmade guitars as “smojo guitars”. These guitars can be connected to amplifiers and they function as efficiently as any other electric guitar. David has also made a complete CBG kit consisting of handmade guitar, case, amplifier and slide, all mostly made out of recycled materials. The guitar also has a hand-wired magnetic pick-up near the neck and an internal piezo pick-up under the bridge.
4. Altoids Guitar
This is a small guitar made from an Altoids tin. The use of a wooden ruler for it’s stem is very interesting indeed. This little guitar can also be plugged into an amplifier to enjoy a jam session. It might look tiny, but produces great sound. It is indeed a cool stuff to carry around.
5. Cyclotron Guitar
This Cyclotron guitar by Simon Lee is named as Webster. Made out of recycled plastics from food production industry, it has a look of a heavy marble with black veining and also sports a bold design. The whole range of Cyclotron guitars are handmade sustainable guitars made using environmentally sound materials.