A Fender Stratocaster Made Out of 1200 Colored Pencils

Alder and Ash. These woods have tra­di­tion­al­ly made up the body of the Fend­er Stra­to­cast­er. Cray­ola col­ored pen­cils? They were nev­er part of the mix … at least until now.

Above, Burls Art gives it a go. In nine min­utes, they take you through the mak­ing and play­ing of the Cray­ola Strat, from start to fin­ish. Afi­ciona­dos, feel free to argue over the tonal qual­i­ties of this new fan­gled cre­ation.

Relat­ed Con­tent:

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Oxford Sci­en­tist Explains the Physics of Play­ing Elec­tric Gui­tar Solos

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