The second life of a skateboard

Nick Pourfard is a young designer from San Francisco who decided to combine his passion for music and skateboarding to produce guitars made from the wood of used skateboards.

Guitar and skateboard decks. If we consider these two objects we immediately think of distorted guitars, shabby clothes and evolutions in empty pools in California. But gutar and skateboard are also Nick Pourfard’s main hobbies, a 22-year-old young artist and designer from San Francisco.


Nick has recently established his own company, Prisma Guitars, in which he combined his two passions by building guitars using the wood from broken and used cheap skateboard. The company name originates from the peculiarity of the guitars built, which are colourful and one-of-a-kind: while the instrument is being built we can see the colours of the different skateboard decks employed.

There are no doubts that Nick’s guitars are beautiful, however, to hear how they play, on the official site of the project there are many examples of professional musicians that use tose instruments. If this is not enough, just know that recently Nick has built a piece for Steve Harris of Iron Maiden.


Pourfard explains:

I took every detail of his playing style and aesthetic into consideration. (…) I laser cut a custom mirror pickguard and bound the whole body in black and white to pay homage to his classic original bass



If you want to join the project, you can donate your own used or broken skateboards: Nick will turn it into a wonderful instrument!

Photo Credits: ©PrismaGuitars

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