Prisma Guitars are the result of a passion for the guitar and an obsession with skateboarding. Nick Pourfard found himself injured through skateboarding and needed a hobby to keep him ticking over until things improved, woodworking became just that which naturally developed into an interest in building guitars. Nick has now been building guitars since the age of 18, and started Prisma Guitars in 2014 after a demand and interest for his unique instruments grown quickly.
All handbuilt in a small workshop in San Francisco, California, Nick's unique work and take on the guitar as we know it has been gathering momentum fast since it's creation. Linking his passion for skateboarding and it's culture, Nick has set about creating top luthier grade instruments using bare, recycled rock maple skateboard decks as the base material. Whether it's the body, the fretboard inlays, the control knobs or even the pickup covers courtesy of McNelly Pickups, one way or another, a skateboard has influenced it's final product.
Due to many of the hard rock maple ply's in a skateboard deck being dyed vivid colours, these layers create wonderful swirls and splashes of colour which simply can't be replicated more than once. Each guitar unique, each guitar embodying it's own style and personality before it's even finish and making sounds.
Combining more than one passion in Nick's life, a love of Skateboarding and a love for the Guitar, has resulted something truly special, something truly unique and something that speaks volumes for itself. I am incredibly proud to be bringing Nick's work to the UK for the first time, I have been a fan since first seeing one of his guitars under the Prisma Guitars banner and for me, this is a dream come true. Simple as that.
Here at the Home of Tone, you'll find our stock Prisma Instruments, as well as the option to custom order your own Prisma, spec'd to your tastes, leaving all the nasty importation stuff to us so you get to just sit back and enjoy your hand built guitar.
Enjoy the beautifully unique world of Prisma Guitars, whether skateboarding is something you love or have never even looked at twice, there is no mistaking the beauty of these instruments. We're so proud to have them here.