Yep… A guitar made of cardboard ! Definitely not a fail but it sure is a whacky funny guitar thingy !
Fender’s Custom Shop has partnered with Ernest Packaging to create a cardboard Stratocaster as part of the company’s Cardboard Chaos series.
The project was a technical feat, as the body and neck had to be able to support the tension of the strings. A cardboard mesh was used to increase the guitar’s resistance and give it an original look. Master Builder Paul Waller added all the necessary electronics, hardware, and strings to the guitar, and it was tested by Fender employees and artists.
The guitar’s sound is impressive for a cardboard instrument but does it compare to a wooden Stratocaster ? Make up your own mind by watching the video.