Prisma Guitars is the brainchild of 22-year-old Nick Pourfard, an industrial design student based in San Francisco. As an artist, musician and skateboarder, Nick found a really rad way of combining all those things into one terrific mishmash: 100% handmade guitars made from used and broken skateboards.
He taught himself how to do woodwork, and makes sure that all the guitars are one-of-a-kind. All this hard work has earned him the attention of none other than Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris, whom one of Nick’s latest creations was for. If creating a bass guitar for one of rock’s legends isn’t a nice cherry on the cake of a nice year so far, we don’t know what is.
“I took every detail of his playing style and aesthetic into consideration,” the artist explained. “The bass has an off-white painted alder back with skate top featuring colors as close to West Ham as possible. I laser cut a custom mirror pickguard and bound the whole body in black and white to pay homage to his classic original bass.”
That’s right – these guitars aren’t pure aesthetic, as they really work. Don’t believe it? Here’s a video of Troy Braunsteen from The Hollow Suns testing out one of Nick’s Prisma creations:
Check out these images and be mesmerized by the psychedelic designs! If you fancy one for yourself, head on over to their dealer Real Guitars located at 15 Lafayette Street. You can even donate used or broken skateboards that Nick can use.
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Guitars start at $2,300 USD and you can visit Prisma Guitars to see their current selection.
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