Brad Ferguson's Bamboo Guitar

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.”


John Pasden

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


  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:

  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?


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

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