The Prisma Toledo is a new offset guitar handmade in San Francisco by luthier Nick Pourfard. Prisma guitars are unique because the bodies and necks are made of old or broken skateboard decks…

This Toledo is currently the most popular in the Prisma lineup. It is loaded with McNelly Cornucopia Humbuckers that have been custom fitted into P90 casings. Wired up with Emerson Custom pots and vintage Paper oil tone cap. The matching headstock ties the whole guitar together for a big impression on and off stage.

Nick Pourfard was only 18 when a bad injury left him immobile and unable to skate or walk for six months. To pass the often monotonous healing time, Nick started making guitars from the wood of his old skateboard decks. In 2014 Prisma Guitars was born in San Francisco.

Each Prisma guitar uses “anywhere from four to 50 hard rock Maple skateboard decks. I build them differently every time, depending on the aesthetic I’m going for. I’ll use decks just for the top with a Mahogany or Alder back sometimes. Just a top is four boards, a whole body is 14 boards, and a neck is 10 boards” – Nick Pourfard

logo Prisma Guitars
  • Body: skateboard decks – mainly Hard Rock Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck: Maple, Hard Rock Maple
  • Scale length: 25.5″/ 248mm
  • Radius: 12″
  • Truss Rod: Allen key Hot Rod
  • Neck profile: “C” shape
  • Nut: hand-shaped Graphtech
  • Nut width: 1 5/8″
  • Fingerboard Inlay: Dots
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Pickups: McNelly Cornucopia Humbuckers
  • Electronics: Emerson Custom pots
  • Bridge: Mastery Tremolo system
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Country manufactured: USA

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