Skate a Squier Strat
Metro Skate Shop puts a Squier Stratocaster's durability to the test by skating on the instrument.
Snowboard Bass Guitar
The humble Squier starred in the latest episode of Metro Skate Shop's "Will It Skate", where they attach skate wheels into various everyday objects to test if the objects can skate.
After receiving a number of requests for a guitar as their next main object, Metro was obliged to grant their requests. They took a Squier Stratocaster, which was donated and turned it into a skateboard.
The technology used to turn the guitar into a skateboard was nothing fancy, they simply attached skate wheels to the bottom of the body, and on the neck. However, it must be mentioned that the crew did not stay true to the "specs" of the guitar because they screwed in a block of wood on the underside of the neck. They probably anticipated it breaking easily, and so added a reinforcement.
The modification turns out to be the right thing to do, because the headstock, which was not reinforced, broke early on. Putting the modification issue aside, the guitar did skate and quite impressively at that. And it did not just skate, it was put through various levels of torture! Thankfully, the guitar was able to get through the ordeal in one piece.
Metro Skate Shop commented on the Squier: "Wide, Heavy and built to crush anything in its path! If the wooden body didn't give out on us with that 6 stair boneless, I think that Squier had a few tricks left in er yet".
The guitar adds to an increasing list of odd items that their skating crew have skated on, including an old Apple keyboard, a red brick, and a no skateboard sign. They even tried skating on a pack of canned beer, albeit unsuccessfully. If ever they go back to skating on musical instruments in the future, I'd be thoroughly impressed if they did the same tricks with a vintage Jazzbox or acoustic.
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