If you thought coloring pencils were just for drawing, think again.
One crafty musician has done something truly amazing with the popular artistic tools, using 1,200 of them to fashion a fully functioning – and rather beautiful – electric guitar.
YouTuber Burls Art sawed the pencils into pieces, then put them in a mould and covered them with epoxy resin.
He then sawed the pencil mass using a template to style the guitar in the fashion of a Fender Stratocaster.
Photos and videos show the complicated process of routing, sanding, drilling and polishing Burls Art then went through before adding in the technical parts of the guitar, and finally adding the neck and strings.
The whole process took a few weeks to complete, and was made more complicated by the fact that Burls Art had never previously made a guitar.
But you wouldn’t know it to listen to it – a clip of the artist playing his guitar at the end of the construction video proves it really does sound as good as it looks.
The work of art struck a chord with Twitter.
Whoooooa, that's gorgeous.
— Peter Huestis (@RealSparklePony) January 7, 2019
— son of an asylum seeker, father of an immigrant (@doctorow) January 7, 2019
— ExNotes (@Exn0tes) January 8, 2019
— Sir Paco Crisp Ⓥ (@SirPacoCrisp) January 8, 2019
— 🥅Adam Dubbin🤽 (@h2opolopunk) January 6, 2019
— BudBros (@BudBrosGaming) January 7, 2019
— Brad20StoriesFalling (@Brad20SF) January 6, 2019
— Alexander Drechsel (@adrechsel) January 8, 2019
Creative inspiration for the day: 1,200 Crayola coloured pencils form the body of this electric guitarhttps://t.co/nSJYqpWbV3
— vintageguitarprice (@vintageguitar_) January 7, 2019
This guy made a Strat Electric Guitar out of colored pencils. It looks absolutely beautiful. The editing in the video is phenomenal too! https://t.co/jWbH1X8kGb
— Shank (@ShankMods) January 7, 2019
— Antero Jokinen (@Antero_Jokinen) January 7, 2019
Turns out, lots of artists are fond of making guitars from unconventional materials.
Papa bear made a guitar out of a paddle pic.twitter.com/q2g4Fs8f
— Jessica (@jessica_goguen) January 26, 2013
This guy made a guitar out of recycled tools and metal. Pretty damn cool pic.twitter.com/i5WhFLDKk6
— Matt ♣️ (@Pizzzer) May 20, 2015
— Courier-Post (@cpsj) May 3, 2018
made a guitar out of a cigar box n it really needs frets pic.twitter.com/HgpKNFkp9I
— Mira (@queerlobe) August 6, 2017
— Silvercord Event Photography 📸 (@SilvercordPhoto) June 26, 2018
Woo, someone made a guitar out of Bardiche, or the other way round >_< pic.twitter.com/53utyAvp5a
— リュウガ@毎日戦闘中 (@harukasuki) February 19, 2014
These guitars rock.