Georgia-based company Bohemian Guitars offers these cool oil can guitars — inspired by the resourcefully sort of re-purposed musical instruments that started in South Africa — for sale. Even better, a percentage of guitar sales goes towards donating instruments to schools and youth organisations to promote music education.
Italian multimedia designer and art director Federico Mauro, he who is probably best known for his Famous Eyeglasses series, also has a Famous Guitars series of the iconic guitars that famous musicians tore their fingertips — as well as picks, teeth and the such — away at. The effect is both stark and elegant.
Buenos Aires-based Skate Guitar duo Ezequiel Galasso and Gianfranco de Gennaro take used skateboards to the great gig in the sky by repurposing skate decks as guitars. Colorful, and sounds good too. Sweet.
What do you do when your daughter grows too old for dollhouses and moves off to university? Build her a portable dollhouse in a guitar to take with her, of course! At least, that’s what Lorraine of Fairy Meadow Miniatures decided to do. This unique piece might just be the cutest acoustic guitar I’ve ever seen.
Fuzz: The Sound That Changed The World is a really nerdy ninety minute documentary filled with interviews with various pedal builders and musicians along with a little bit of fuzz history and should be watched by anyone remotely interested in effects. It just makes you just want to build everything for yourself. One of the […]
Handmade silver guitar accessories by Silver Luthier are on my mind lately. Ever since the company’s founder and designer, Ryan Murphy, gave me one of his custom built guitars, I’ve wanted the full set up of skull or flame bridges, knobs and tuning pegs. The company is new and about to bust into stores this year. I also own their skeleton key pendant and skull ring. Yes, they have jewelry as well.
At one end of the spectrum there are those guitar players — the ‘social players’ — who’ll share a few chords round the campfire every once in a while and then pop it back in the cupboard until the next gathering. At the other end, there are those who sit in their bedroom throughout their […]
This is a fantastic piece of guitar playing. The John Butler Trio have been tearing up the roots scene Down Under for years now, and you can see why. He looks like your average nu-age folk singer-songwriter, but his obvious deep-rooted connection to the guitar — as demonstrated by his staggering sense of rhythm and […]
Six years of playing down the line, and I only recently nailed my first Clapton song. The joy and relief it brought to me and my parents, who forever politely smiled as I destroyed tune after tune, was palpable. So, it was with bitter jealousy that I watched this kid, eight-years-old, doing nothing less than […]
The revolutionary Gibson Robot Les Paul Studio Limited Electric Guitar has some groundbreaking controls at your disposal. At first glance, the four control knobs seem to be indistinguishable from those on other Les Paul guitars. But look again. While the knobs do provide the standard tone and volume controls for each of the two pickups, […]
Songsterr solves problems by creating tabs you can play back and along with in real time. As the song progresses, Songsterr indicates where you should be in the tab. Just what us guitar hacks needed. Now, where the hell is my Guitar Hero axe?
Peter Nalitch is Russia’s answer to Manu Chao. His video for the song Guitar is a Borat-like jab at low-budget, post-Soviet awkwardness — absurd English lyrics, Eurotrash earnestness, bad wipes, and cheap subtitles. But its tongue-in-cheekness is quite apparent, and the song is disarmingly catchy and romantic.
I don’t care if Jimmy Hendrix was dragged kicking and screaming from where he lies, put through a torrid round of detox, and handed an invisible guitar – a Flying V carved out of the bones of Robert Johnson. It would still pale in comparison to this.