For one of my classes, we had to do a workshop in order to get 5 points. For those whose schedules didn't work with the workshop times, we were given a special project.... make an object on a 1:1 scale out of cardboard. My boyfriend suggested I make a guitar and I laughed. A guitar? Who would ever
make a guitar out of cardboard? That would be insane!
Apparently, I am insane...
2 weeks, 20+ hot glue sticks and a couple tiny burns later, I present to you... the Sheen Cardtail
. (and some photos of my cardboard journey!)
This is the Dean Hardtail I modeled it after:
When I started, I was really excited about it. I got to about this point, and regretted it:
Traced and rough-cut guitar body front, 2-ply corrugated cardboard. This cardboard is a %@#$! to cut.
Here's the nicely-cut shape. I had to make two of these. It was torture.
Countless hot glue sticks later...
Gluing the back on was much harder, I couldn't just slather glue everywhere on the inside...
Same thing for the neck... This is all 1-ply corrugated cardboard, the inside of the fret board is reinforced with another layer of 1-ply, with the fluting running in the opposite direction.
The neck-joint was a serious challenge. It turned out okay but it looks a bit sloppy. (Throughout this process, I had to keep reminding myself, 'it's cardboard
, it can't be perfect.')
The almost-final product!! The headstock is made exactly the same way as the body.
Then add some hardware and a display hook... Voila! Cardboard Guitar goodness.
I had a lot of fun/headaches making this!
Thanks for reading <3