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Prisma Guitars - guitars built from broken and used skateboards

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Prisma Guitars is based on the love for skateboarding and music. The self-taught woodworker and industrial design student based out of San Francisco, California builds guitars using the wood from broken and used skateboards. Prisma Guitars are all 100% handmade and the colors are completely one-of-a-kind for every build.

"After skateboards are used they go to the landfill. Help us reduce this waste. If you live in the Bay Area and have more than 10 skateboards you plan on throwing away, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can organize a pick up."

Name: Nick Pourfard
Company Name: Prisma Guitars


A quick introduction please, name, company, location:
Prisma Guitars hand builds custom guitars from recycled skateboards. The result is a one-of-a-kind color patter that is impossible to replicate.


What got you started making gear?
I tore a tendon in my ankle skating and I was injured for six months. I couldn't skate anymore so I picked up a hobby.


What gear do you make?
I build custom guitars.


Where do you operate from?
My garage in San Francisco, CA


What about making gear do you like the most?
Plugging in a new project for the first time.


Is this a hobby or full time operation?
It began as a hobby, but now it has evolved into a serios operation.


Who inspires you/who do you look up to musically, IE what gear do you admire?
Of course Jimi Hendrix. I also get inspired by Kourosh Yaghmai, an Iranian artist with very western inspired guitar licks


What pisses you off/what do you like; about the boutique audio gear building industry?
I'm not really bummed on anything, but I really like how tight of a community the industry is. So far I have met so many awesome people.


Are you still in a band or play music and do you use your own gear?
I'm not in a band, but I jam with friends. I only play my guitars.


Quick Fire:
Favourite Guitar Maker? Doug Kauer
Favourite Guitar Effect? Fuzz
Favourite Amp Maker? Milkman
Favourite Music Genre? Psych rock
Favourite Band / Artist? Wicked Lady
Favourite Guitarist? Jimi Hendrix
Favourite Instrument? Guitar
Favourite Drink? Beer
Favourite Place? San Diego
Favourite Food? Burrito


Website Address:


Social Media Channels:
Instagram - @nickpourfard
Facebook -  Prisma Guitars
Youtube - PrismaGuitars

Prisma guitar from skateboard


Prisma guitar from skateboard

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