While British luthier Dean Fraser was in the military, he was issued matchsticks as part of his ration pack. Accumulate enough of these over 18 years (around 40,000 apparently), and you’ve got the materials to build an amazing Strat-style guitar.
Body, neck, knobs, even the jack socket: all made from matchsticks. British luthier Dean Fraser has manufactured a Fender Stratocaster style electric guitar with a humble material and endless patience.
Intriguingly, from a distance, the guitar presents as relatively normal, albeit with an ornate parquetry pattern. It’s only when you zoom in that it reveals itself to be stunning piece of craftsmanship.
We’ve seen instruments created from everyday items before, but rarely has such sustained discipline been applied to creation of a single instrument.
Head over to Fraser Guitars for more information.