Guitar Paddles

These guitar paddles were inspired by a charity event to raise money for Watercan, a charity that helps build water supplies for villages in Africa. As an artist on the Artists In Their Environment Studio Tour we all did a paddle in our own style.

This guitar paddle is the second one I made. The first one was similar, and sold at the charity event. I will be making some different ones in the near future.

Front view of the guitar paddle. It is made of Ash, cherry, maple and walnut. The neck is ash, the fret board is cherry and maple, the body is ash, walnut and cherry. The bridge is walnut and maple. I put real tuners on the top, so it looks like both a guitar and a paddle. The top of the neck is shaped like a paddle grip, but also like a guitar head.

Back view of the guitar paddle. I finished it in a sunburst finish. I used yellow dye, and airbrushed red dye around the edges. It is lacquered with a satin water based lacquer. The neck front is like a guitar, but
also the back is shaped like a paddle. The body is a combination of a paddle and an acoustic guitar.