Brad Ferguson's Bamboo Guitar

27 Dec 2008

My friend Brad made a guitar out of Chinese bamboo. Behold:

Building the Guitar (Part 1)

Building the Guitar (Part 2)

The (mostly) finished guitar being tested out:

The Finished Guitar (photos)

Brad is involved with Tonerider, which “produces electric guitars pickups, bass guitar pickups and handwired guitar effects pedals, designed and priced for working musician.”

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John Pasden

John is a Shanghai-based linguist and entrepreneur, founder of AllSet Learning.

Comments

  1. So awesome, Brad! Classic example: “Designed and priced for the working musician.” – Brad Ferguson. Thanks for sharing, John!

  2. very cool Brad…sounds great. Thanks for posting JP. // AjS

  3. Here’s a video of my little brother playing the finished guitar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqRqROVkQSk

  4. Hey,

    I love your guitar. Great work! I am a firm believer in bamboo guitars I play the Fender B1 bamboo acoustic electric. I have Fender Strat but have been looking for a bamboo electric. I would love to get more information about your building techniques. Would you consider selling and or making more bamboo guitars?

    -Nick

  5. Wow i had Fender on my mind, its actually a Yamaha B1 sorry for the confusion

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