Unusual custom guitars

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  1. unfocused says:

    Wait a minute. Completely creative custom guitars and not ONE mention of a Rhinehart guitar?

    Tell me if these don’t put all those (except the bigfoot) to shame…

    http://www.fishguitar.com/guitar.html

  2. Anonymous says:

    I can’t decide what’s more interesting: the guitars or the incredibly lame puns describing them.

  3. saint_al says:

    Deep surf:

    http://musicthing.blogspot.com/2006/09/ebay-of-day-amazing-60s-mosritevon.html

    ~40 years old, possibly the coolest customs ever

  4. Satan Ate My Ears says:

    Jason Kocol from the death metal band Impaled has possibly one of the greatest modded guitars ever. Saying “metal as fuck” doesn’t even begin to describing it.

    http://b1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01203/14/53/1203303541_l.jpg

  5. banjofreak says:

    Most of these came from the Bunny Bass archives, although bunnybass.com seems to be gone now – guess I haven’t been there in awhile!

  6. stevew says:

    The Escopterra: An escopetarra is a guitar made from a modified gun, used as a peace symbo (Wikipedia)

    Nelson Mandella holding one http://www.virginmedia.com/images/ak47-guitar.jpg

  7. Oscar_Littlelad says:

    Not a surprise that most of the pics weren’t credited. The ‘-radar’ websites (musicradar, techradar, bikeradar and gamesradar) published by Future mostly contain a mixture of infrequent, derivative blog drivel, rehashed press releases and lukewarm material torn from its news-stand publications by unnder-trained, over-worked and badly paid first-jobbers in their twenties. The bastardisation of its content from its existing quality brands across the board is a textbook example of old media companies ‘not getting’ the web – especially ironic as Future’s founding titles were computer magazines.

    Disclaimer: I am no longer an employee of Future Publishing. Among many other reasons for leaving, they are even too skinflint to pay for their staff to occupy single rooms on press trips – being forced to share a double room with someone I’ve never met before is an indignity I’ll save for incarceration; thanks all the same, Stevie.

    Cool guitars, though. Me like.

  8. takeshi says:

    I suggested a link to Fred Mangan’s site a while ago. He’s the guy who built the satellite dish guitar. I think they left his best work off the list, however. The Christocaster is one of the best sounding guitars I’ve ever heard, a cross-shaped guitar built from the wooden pipes of an 1880s church organ. Also, near the bottom of his gallery page is a picture of a bass made from an aluminum clock face and a functioning .38 revolver.

    http://fredmangan.com/gallery.html

  9. Sparky005 says:

    The link for this article also has a link for the 10 best steampunk guitars. i could not believe they had no guitars from James Trussart in there, or Zemaitis. Both offer fantastic instruments that fall in the steampunk category. Check this out: http://www.jamestrussart.com/Steeltop/Gallery%20Steeltop/DSC01124.JPG and this one: http://www.jamestrussart.com/Steeltop/Gallery%20Steeltop/DSC01187.JPG

  10. Anonymous says:

    Betty Boop vintage guitar, found at Real Guitars SF…

    http://www.puppiesandflowers.com/archives/2009/02/betty_boop_guitar.html

  11. Daemon says:

    Wait a second… you posted the list of wierd guitars, but not the attached list of steampunk ones?

    Avoidance of steampunk on BB… Must be one of the signs of the apocalypse.

    http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/10-ridiculously-cool-steampunk-guitars-197183

  12. dbarak says:

    Anybody up for a little toe jam session?

  13. Marco Raaphorst says:

    silly. it’s not even plugged in!

    nothing beats my Fender Voodoo Strat. period! :-)

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