Smash-proof guitar lives up to its name

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Rock guitarists sometimes have a strange relationship with their instruments. The Who's Pete Townshend has smashed many guitars throughout his long career, Jimi Hendrix set fire to his psychedelic Stratocaster at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, and more recently Muse's Matthew Bellamy sacrificed 140 guitars during one tour. But when Sandvik decided to make an unbreakable all-metal guitar, naturally the company asked fellow Swede Yngwie Malmsteen to try and destroy it.

    "We had to design a guitar that is unsmashable in all the different ways you can smash a guitar," said Sandvik's Henrik Loikkanen. "The engineering challenge was that critical joint between the neck and the body that usually cracks on a guitar."

    The neck and scalloped fingerboard on the Sandvik guitar has been fashioned from recycled stainless steel with an Isotropic Lightweight Structure made from hyper-duplex steel sandwiched inbetween using a fine-tuned welding process. The neck extends into a rectangular block designed to sit inside the instrument's titanium body.

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  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    Can't break it but it sounds like crap, so you want to break it... How frustrating.
     
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  3. niceguyrichy

    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    asking for trouble this
    who didn’t smash to bits the first ‘shatterproof’ ruler they ever encountered, just to see what that business was all about? :lol:
     
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    IvanV HH Assassin Guild Member

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    I only saw this now and it's a bit pointless... If you like smashing guitars, then you don't want a smash-proof one. If you don't have a habit of smashing guitars, then yours doesn't need smashproofing.

    On the note of asking for trouble, if you're curious, go to the YouTube channel LockPickingLawyer and look for videos where he tests locks advertised as "pickproof" or "unpickable". :D
     

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