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Topic: The Sheen Cardtail, Cardboard Guitar (& too many photos)  (Read 18042 times)
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sheena.lee
« on: November 23, 2009 10:09:49 AM »

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
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009 10:30:32 AM »

Awesome! This seriously rocks!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2009 10:52:56 AM »

you did a great job though, it looks awesome! Are you going to paint or decorate it?
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sheena.lee
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2009 11:03:41 AM »

you did a great job though, it looks awesome! Are you going to paint or decorate it?

Thanks!

I was going to, but I don't think I will... poster paint generally looks a bit ucky on cardboard.  That and I'm lazy! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2009 11:18:42 AM »

you did a great job though, it looks awesome! Are you going to paint or decorate it?

Thanks!

I was going to, but I don't think I will... poster paint generally looks a bit ucky on cardboard.  That and I'm lazy! Grin

O-M-G: seriously cool! Actually, I like the unfinished look of just cardboard! Go laziness! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2009 04:28:35 PM »

 Grin Awesome! Now I want to make one - but I'd have to flock it.... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009 11:40:30 AM »

Ok, this just rocks big time.  I am blown away by the coolness of it.  Great work.
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sheena.lee
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009 12:58:33 PM »

Thank you!!
I'm quite proud of it Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2009 10:15:15 PM »

That's really cool. Insanity ftw!
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« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009 03:47:54 PM »

This is insanely awesome.
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