When I was thrifting as a high school student in So. Cal. , I came across a guitar and case. I purchased it for $30 and thought I’d learn to play. First I needed to add my own touch to the case. I had seen an old suitcase covered in stamps at an antique shop in Pacific Beach earlier that year loved it. This case would be the perfect canvas for a similar treatment.
I began tearing all of the stamps off any mail that came into our home. At the time, my sister was serving an LDS mission in Portugal so I collected all of her stamps too. A pen pal in Finland who knew I was collecting stamps began helping too. When ever he would send a letter, he would pack it with a bunch of small denomination stamps. Then my sweet friend Jonie’s grandmother passed away, and Jonie donated her grandmother’s stamp collection to me! Once I had enough to cover the top of the case, I started gluing.
I glued them in a random fashion. Then I put a couple of coats of non yellowing urethane on top.
All of the stamps layered on top of each other gave great texture to the case.
17 years later and I still can’t play, but after many YouTube videos, my 11 year old son can rock it. He thinks the case is pretty awesome too.
Do you have a cool guitar case? Tell me about it!
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