Mr. Li from Guangxi has an unusual hobby: collecting trash and making musical instruments out of it.
Since he moved to Guilin 15 years ago, Li has been creating these functional but sometimes unconventional instruments. He works as a guard and goes hunting for materials after work, reports NetEase. He puts discarded objects like buckets to good use.
Some of his instruments blend western and Chinese string features, like a pipa-shaped cello made from a dead tree. Others look truly unique…
Li’s musical influence came from his brother, who worked performed professionally for the Chinese military. As Li didn’t have money to buy many instruments, he made them himself.
Speaking of homemade instruments, also check out this very very big erhu that a Jiangsu man made to break the Guinness World Record.
By Amy Yang
[Images via NetEase]