The C.Sea Recycled Project by Guitars and Caffeine

Conservation, Innovation, and Education are the foundation to the most sustainable instruments we can create.

Chelsea
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Project Description

 

The C.Sea Recycled Project focuses on three main ideals: conservation, innovation and education. Simply put, I want to take broken, old, cheap, unwanted instruments, use them to help teach repairs and builders about new techniques, chemicals and physics - then repurpose those parts to make one-of-a-kind, great playing instruments that have a voice of their own.  The money invested into this project will help fund a space, materials and tools used to hold classes and work shops about guitar repair techniques and industry chemicals. This space will allow the guitar repair and guitar playing community learn more about the science behind the guitar in a hands-on setting, that promotes questions and experimentation in a stress free environment.

CONSERVATION

The broken, neglected guitars used in these classes will then serve a second purpose - the good parts and wood of these instruments will be used to make new instruments! Each instrument will be priced to sell, because I believe music is not just for the elite - the price range will reflect the time and added new materials, stay between $200- $1200. Each instrument will be hand crafted to bring out the best in the wood and utilize the most out of the parts in stock. By using finish designs and detailing, each instrument will have it's own one-of-a-kind look and feel - You better believe they will be some of the most comfortable play and coolest looking instruments you've ever heard of.

INNOVATION

EDUCATION

To gain inventory I will be asking for gifts of broken, neglected, unwanted, cheap instruments that would other wise find there was to the trash. I will be send out information about The C.Sea Recycled Project to guitar stores nationwide, and be offering incentives like discounts on future orders, classes and products to anyone able and willing to add to our broken guitar inventory. I will also be talking to some industry leaders to try and reclaim their seconds before the dumpsters are emptied.

Guitars And Caffeine

Because a little bit of both is never enough.

For more information visit http://www.guitarsandcaffeine.com

The Mug:

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The Notebook:

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The Bumper Sticker:

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Updates

The Project FAQs

Recycled 2.0

This hasn't really been done before. There are also a lot of successful builders who have taken me aside and advised me to use new beautiful wood so that my instruments will reflect the high level of my craftsmanship.  But, it's 2017 and I think it's time we start planting seeds of innovation to bloom future successes. When you invest in The C.Sea Recycled Project you are investing in my vision of the future. This is a project that comes from my heart, that takes all of my strengths and bundles them up in a package that can help excite innovation within the guitar manufacturing and repair industry. If I don't get enough money for a space, I can't do it. If I don't have help building a bigger inventory I won't be able to use this great opportunity to provide a safe way to learn about chemicals and techniques.

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I AM ALL IN
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I'd Like To Help
$15
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I'd Like To Help
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I'd Like To Help
$10
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Love How You See The World
$50
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I'd Like To Help
$10
03/02/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$40
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19 Supporters
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$10
I'd Like To Help

A Guitars And Caffeine bumper sticker. Delivery date May 2017.

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$15
I Like What I'm Seeing

A Guitars And Caffeine Logo Note Pad w/pen. 60 page notepad sized at 7 inches by 5 inches. Delivery Date May 2017.

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$25
Love Your Vision

A My Day is Fueled By Guitars And Caffeine grey designer coffee mug. Delivery date May 2017.

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$60
I AM ALL IN

A My Day is Fueled By Guitars And Caffeine grey designer coffee mug with a 12oz bag of Guitars And Caffeine Signature Blend, whole bean (to help keep the freshness), organic coffee. I partnered up with Conservatory For Coffee to offer you the most delicious, freshly roasted, medium blend ever poured in a mug! Delivery date May 2017.

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$45
Love How You See The World

A signed copy of The Inventive Mind of The Great Girl Repairer. Find out how Anne uses her tools and wit to help her bedridden Granny gaze up at the stars once again. Written by Kizzi Elmore-Clark, Illustrations by Chelsea Clark. Delivery date July 2017.

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$175
I'd Like To Help You And Hear What You Have To Say

A 45 minute long speaking engagement in the greater LA area. Choosing from the following topics: Guitar Repair, Customer Service for the Technical Mind or Being a Female in a Male Dominated Industry. Expires May of 2018.

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$250
I'd Like To Help You Help Me

A 3 hour guitar repair/ maintenance class: If you are building your own instrument or just wanting to learn more in a hands-on setting, this is a great way to have a lot of your questions answered. Delivery date starts May 2017.

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$300
Set Me Up

A year of setups and tweaks for a guitar of your choice. Strings not included. Must be same guitar/ bass/ mandolin/ uke. The year starts day of first setup completion.

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$500
I Want To Give Back To The Next Generation

A Group Restring and Basic Stringed Instruments Maintenance Workshop: You can donate this to an LA local scouts troop, music school, or after school music program!! This will be a class for ages 8-18, and a group size of 5-15 kids. I will provide strings, string winders, note pads, fretboard oil and guitar polish. I have done this class a handful of times are high schools and kids really get into it! Time depends on program selected.

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$700
I Want You To Visit Our Shop

Shop Visit and Repair Workshop: I will come to your repair shop for a day! I will help evaluate your shop's setup, tools and organization; assist in repair evaluations and executions; and talk with you repair team about customer service, efficiency, and organization. I'll help your team come up with a plan to grow your business and make your shop a happy healthy place to work. Travel fees will apply outside of Los Angeles County.

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The Second C.Sea Recycled: Parlor Guitar

Serial number 2, from the

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The First C.Sea Recycled: Arch Top Guitar

Serial number 1, from the

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The Third C.Sea Recycled: Ukulele

Serial number 3 the First C.Sea Recycled Uke, customized with a design you co-creat with Chelsea

1 Supporter
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward
19 Supporters
Contribute
$10
I'd Like To Help

A Guitars And Caffeine bumper sticker. Delivery date May 2017.

195 Left
5 Supporters
Select this reward
$15
I Like What I'm Seeing

A Guitars And Caffeine Logo Note Pad w/pen. 60 page notepad sized at 7 inches by 5 inches. Delivery Date May 2017.

147 Left
3 Supporters
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$25
Love Your Vision

A My Day is Fueled By Guitars And Caffeine grey designer coffee mug. Delivery date May 2017.

129 Left
21 Supporters
Select this reward
$60
I AM ALL IN

A My Day is Fueled By Guitars And Caffeine grey designer coffee mug with a 12oz bag of Guitars And Caffeine Signature Blend, whole bean (to help keep the freshness), organic coffee. I partnered up with Conservatory For Coffee to offer you the most delicious, freshly roasted, medium blend ever poured in a mug! Delivery date May 2017.

97 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
$45
Love How You See The World

A signed copy of The Inventive Mind of The Great Girl Repairer. Find out how Anne uses her tools and wit to help her bedridden Granny gaze up at the stars once again. Written by Kizzi Elmore-Clark, Illustrations by Chelsea Clark. Delivery date July 2017.

92 Left
8 Supporters
Select this reward
$175
I'd Like To Help You And Hear What You Have To Say

A 45 minute long speaking engagement in the greater LA area. Choosing from the following topics: Guitar Repair, Customer Service for the Technical Mind or Being a Female in a Male Dominated Industry. Expires May of 2018.

15 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
I'd Like To Help You Help Me

A 3 hour guitar repair/ maintenance class: If you are building your own instrument or just wanting to learn more in a hands-on setting, this is a great way to have a lot of your questions answered. Delivery date starts May 2017.

39 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$300
Set Me Up

A year of setups and tweaks for a guitar of your choice. Strings not included. Must be same guitar/ bass/ mandolin/ uke. The year starts day of first setup completion.

10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
I Want To Give Back To The Next Generation

A Group Restring and Basic Stringed Instruments Maintenance Workshop: You can donate this to an LA local scouts troop, music school, or after school music program!! This will be a class for ages 8-18, and a group size of 5-15 kids. I will provide strings, string winders, note pads, fretboard oil and guitar polish. I have done this class a handful of times are high schools and kids really get into it! Time depends on program selected.

8 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$700
I Want You To Visit Our Shop

Shop Visit and Repair Workshop: I will come to your repair shop for a day! I will help evaluate your shop's setup, tools and organization; assist in repair evaluations and executions; and talk with you repair team about customer service, efficiency, and organization. I'll help your team come up with a plan to grow your business and make your shop a happy healthy place to work. Travel fees will apply outside of Los Angeles County.

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,500
The Second C.Sea Recycled: Parlor Guitar

Serial number 2, from the

1 Left
0 Supporters
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$2,000
The First C.Sea Recycled: Arch Top Guitar

Serial number 1, from the

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$600
The Third C.Sea Recycled: Ukulele

Serial number 3 the First C.Sea Recycled Uke, customized with a design you co-creat with Chelsea

1 Supporter
None available