The Joy of Making Artistic Homemade Guitars

We’ve shown you the Art of Making a Flamenco Guitar, how Fender electric guitars were made way back in 1959, and what goes into building the Hofner bass guitar made famous by Paul McCartney. Next up: a mini documentary on Mark Nilsen and his artistic, homemade guitars. Much like Dan Philips, an artist who builds sustainable homes out of everyday materials (see our post from yesterday), Nilsen makes instruments with materials found in our local environment. It is all part of his belief that if you make your own guitars, you’ll make yourself a better musician.

This video comes from Guitarkadia’s mini documentary series available here.

via The Atlantic

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  1. Chris Durai says . . . | August 17, 2012 / 12:31 pm

    I have recently discovered the “zen of guitar making” through making a video for my friend who builds handmade guitars. You can capture a bit of the rhythmic feeling here:
    http://vimeo.com/44848452

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