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Clown Barf  noun \ˈklau̇n ˈbärf\  Change text size for readability...  Print This Page
00:49Much like "Turtleoid" or "Mother of Toilet Seat," "Clown Barf" is one of those names that really works. Many luthiers know instinctively what it is, and get a bit of a chuckle from both the name and the material it denotes.

Clown Barf is obviously celluloid made of a scrambled mixture of colors and patterns, the more different and clashing the colors, the better. Guitar picks are often fabricated from Clown Barf, but the best examples of its use can be seen in exotic pickguards and other decoration on solid body electric guitars. It probably goes without saying that most members of the acoustic instrument community are a bit too conservative to embrace Clown Barf as appropriate on their instruments...
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