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17 Ways To Reuse Stringed Musical Instruments

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Guitars, Violins, Ukuleles and Cellos are wonderful stringed instruments that each part can be reused into everyday items. Just for a lark, I went to find out how many stringed intrusments there are over 200 different types of stringed instruments between struck, tapped, keyboard, bowe, hurly gurly, air movement (harp) and pianos.(Wikipedia) With all those instruments in the world, how many get broken? This is aside from musicians making a statement, with Matthew Bellamy of Muse who has the Guinness world record at breaking the most guitars in one tour, at 140 guitars.  (Wikipedia)

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  • Via: Music Trades website’s: United States guitar market, between 2005 and 2013 anywhere between 1.6 million to 2.5 million guitars were sold each year.
  •  2013, around 2,472,000 guitars were sold at an average price of $433 each
  • About 1 in 5 people play a musical instrument.
  • Google says that 13% of adults in the USA play guitar: Guitar Players in The United States

Whether you are a instrument smashing or uninspired musician check- out these 17 fun ways to reuse your stringed instrument.

1.) Make a birdhouse:

2. Make a planter

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Other ideas on Outdoor planter on Instructables

3.) Make a wine rack or a bar .

Mini Bar Cabinet in Musical Furniture

4.) Make Lighting:

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5.) Make Dollhouses


6.) Make Suitcases

7.) Make Tables

8.) Make Aquariums with Translucent Guitars

9.) Make Beer Taps


10.) Make Mailboxes.. love this! 

11.) Build a Vespa!  This vespa will have you singing!

12.) Who knew.. this must be for the guitar aficionado.. Toilet Seat covers? as  jammin Johns says.. music to your Rears

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13.) I think this is just a cut out… you can do the same, make a photo frame

14.) Probably one of the easiest and most popular is to reclaim the guitar/violin/cello and make Shelving,


15.) Reuse Old clocks to make new Reclaimed clocks.

16.) As an amp: learn how at Instructables

17.) Donate Your Used Strings

  • We Need Strings: Donate back to muscians around the world who need strings/
  • Second Strings Project -Will clean them up and donate back to those in need. P.O. Box 234 40 Pinecliff Trail Nederland, CO 80466
  • Music Solidarity

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