What’s cooler than guitars and skateboards? How about a one-of-a-kind guitar made out of multiple skateboards? That’s exactly what you can find at Prisma Guitars, a San Francisco-based company founded by 22-year-old college student Nick Pourfard. A self-taught woodworker, Pourfard combined his love of music and skateboarding to create custom 100% handcrafted guitars made from broken and used skate decks.
Pourfard began woodworking when he was 18, after a skateboarding injury left him with six months of extra time on his hands for recovery. What started as an experimental foray into reworking skateboard decks soon took off into a successful business, starting with his first-ever sale to professional skateboarder Justin Figueroa. The young entrepreneur even had the recent honor of building a guitar for Steve Harris, the bassist of Iron Maiden.
Pourfard sources his reclaimed skate decks from shops, distributors, skaters, and other board recyclers. Each guitar is made from multiple skateboards and takes around 20 hours to complete over a time span of two to three weeks. Pourfard also creates upcycled guitar accessories like pick-ups and guitar picks. However, these unique creations don’t come cheap—the starting price for a custom guitar is $2,300. You can order a guitar by contacting Pourfard on his website.
Via The Plus Paper