A 5-string bass guitar entirely made from recycled materials.

The wooden neck was made form industrial furniture waste. For the construction of the guitar body we used a 19-liter damaged during transport mineral water bottle which for the comfort of playing was cut in half, and its back was made out of a plexiglass plate obtained from an old plexiglass picture frame. To mount the strings we used M10 hex cup screws with welded nuts and drilled holes to make the regulation much easier.

We tune the guitar with a screwdriver or pliers using the lever method. Frets were made from bicycle spokes and the bridge saddle from nails with carved grooves.

As opposed to our previous guitars, in the production of “the 5” we had an opportunity to use milling machine – the effect is clearly visible in the quality and precision of the execution of this project.

For the first time when building a guitar, the work on the instrument had begun a few weeks before “the first wood chips have started flying”. Long and arduous dimensioning, followed by creating a 3D model and finally, the joy of an exceptional instrument quality. It was a great progress for us, because the previous guitars were made with hand tools and “intuition”. Thanks to a good wood quality, this instrument is characterized by a very strong and clear sound, which is not lacking as we call it “the attack".

For electronics we used two pickups wound by our friend. The whole system is constructed in 70% of components from old electronic equipment.


The cost of the instrument: 7 Euro
The construction time: 2-3 weeks

Guitar neck: furniture waste from industrial production – mahogany
Guitar body: half of the 19-liter mineral water bottle
Frets: bicycle spokes
Bridge saddle: nails
Scale: 35”



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