Guitars Made From the Bones of New York City At Greenwich Village's Carmine Street Guitars

What is it like to play an instrument made from the bones of New York City? At Carmine Street Guitars, you can play or buy a guitar literally made from the wood that held up old New York City buildings.

Watch as owner Rick Kelly describes the process of making his guitars, from dumpster diving for timber to selling the product to famous musicians such as Bob Dylan and Lou Reed.

Fancy playing a guitar that was literally once part of a New York City landmark? How about owning a guitar designed by a man who has sold guitars to Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Steely Dan? At Carmine Street Guitars in New York City, every guitar has a story. Owner Rick Kelly creates each custom instrument from reclaimed lumber that once belonged to buildings around the city. These are more than simple guitars, they’re history in your arms.

Joshua Mu

Joshua Mu

Contributing Writer

When he is not attempting to hustle the hustlers of Central Park, Joshua enjoys exploring the depths of what New York has to offer. He one day hopes to pilot a drone without immediately crashing it.

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