After seeing a number of customized guitars and steampunk guitars online, I decided that I needed to make one myself. This was a fun project as I was able to use a lot of different mediums and challenge the range of my skill set.
I bought a kit online for a Fender Stratocaster-like guitar. The first thing I did was cut the body in half! 😀 I was committed now!
From there I started looking around to see what I had to work with and add to the guitar. I used an old pair of suede shorts to cover part of the body. I used an old leather purse to cover the rest. I built a copper and glass structure to use for the time machine meter that was added to the part of the body that was cut way. I built a custom whammy bar from copper pipe. I added a medallion, a sculpted face and other parts that friends donated. There’s just too much to mention, but I had a blast finding parts to re-purpose.
Have a look at the gallery below of the “Phase 6 Time Machine Guitar”