A Telecaster Made Out of 1200 Colored Pencils




A couple weeks back, Burls Art dared to make a Stratocaster out of 1200 Crayola colored pencils. Now comes a Telecaster-style guitar, which Fender first put into production back in 1950. You can watch it get made, from start to finish, in the 11-minute video above.

On a more serious note, anyone interested in the history of the electric guitar–particularly the Strat, Tele and Les Paul–should spend time with the new book by Ian S. Port, The Birth of Loud: Leo Fender, Les Paul, and the Guitar-Pioneering Rivalry That Shaped Rock ‘n’ Roll. It offers a pretty rich and lively account of the inventors and instruments who created a new modern sound. If interested, you can get The Birth of Loud as a free audiobook if you sign up for Audible.com’s free trial program. Find details on that here.

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