Tagged: Guitar

Shotgun Guitar – Playing music never seemed so dangerous

Shhotgun Guitar

You shoot bullets with a shotgun and you create music with guitar strings. When both of these come together, it’s something like you’ve never seen before. However strange it might sound, but it’s true, and the man behind this creative idea is pickup designer Bryan Fleming. And he put his creation in the hands of Rev. Peyton of Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band who had a big hand in designing it too. in the end, it ended up all as a video which is going viral on the internet.
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‘Heavy Metal’ 3D printed electric guitar is treat for the ears and eyes

Heavy Metal 3D printed electri guitar

We have seen all kinds of guitars which a musician would love to get their hands on, and now it’s time for another one. This time it is a 3D printed aluminum guitar which looks impressive, and it plays like any other high-end electric guitar. With all the rose and barbed wire shapes on the guitar it won’t seem out of place in a G’NR concert. Using additive manufacturing technique to make an electric guitar dubbed ‘Heavy Metal’ makes complete sense as one can get any desired look. This guitar is created by Xilloc, an expert in 3D printing who got a request from Olaf Diegel of OddGuitars to make the base for one.
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Fender Stratocaster cardboard guitar flabbergasts Linkin Park on first look

Cardboard Guitar Stratocaster Fender Cardboard Chaos

There have been countless number of things crafted out of cardboard and infinite more to come as long as creativity is alive. Another cardboard creation that caught our eye is this guitar by Signal Snowboards inspired from the design of world’s most famous electric guitar, the Fender Stratosphere. Now that is a tall order for the sheer complexity required to create the guitar’s body. Called as Cardboard Chaos, this project came to life courtesy collaboration with Ernest Packaging.
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This Lego guitar would work for a pro

Lego guitar

If can say Lego and guitar in the same breath – Lego guitar should be your next make! Certainly not a new concept, we have seen a few Lego guitars, all best in their own rights. So, what’s up with this one? YouTube user Nicola Pavan says, this is second prototype of the Lego guitar and unlike the previous one, or many more that we have seen in the past, has a body made entirely of Legos. Interestingly, without any wood support! Beat that you builder! Improving upon the previous guitar – Nicola has used glue (instead of mobile bridge, which made tuning difficult) on the screws, and trust me, this Lego guitar sounds as good as the real one, if not better. Read More…

Play “Super Mario” or “Metallica” on the rocking “Guitar Boy”

Guitar Boy

When one combines gaming and music, it is pure nirvana. Nothing compares to the fun element and you just want to lock those doors and do both these activities as long as you can do. Fibbef, one of the administrator at BitFixGaming decided to get these two things together for the 2015 Game Boy classic building competition. He managed to fix all the hardware inside an electric guitar and make it look like an over-sized Nintendo Classic Game Boy circa 1989. Not only does it look like a Game Boy fixed inside a guitar, but it is actually functional. No wonder he likes to call it the Guitar Boy.
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Darth Vader Electric Guitar for a Star Wars fan

Darth Vader Electric Guitar_1

Darth Vader, the superhero of this universe and the super villain of Star Wars is quite popular among DIY’ers and artists. For his sheer presence and cool looking apparel that he carries so well, the Sci-fi villan won’t fade away soon in popularity. It is quite obvious that cool stuff themed around Darth Vader sell like hot cakes. This electric guitar by Etsy user [RainyDayInstruments] is also right up there amongst the Darth Vader merchandize that you would die for.
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Project Guitar Hero: Knitted gloves that play guitar notes based on finger gestures

Project Guitar Hero knitted conductive yarn by Yen Chen Chang

Wearable technology is spanning new avenues with researchers and innovative young minds at work. Another example of wearables taking textile and gesture technology to the next pinnacle is the Project analogRead (Knitted Sensors) by Yen Chen Chang from the Royal College of Art. In one of his experiments, Project Guitar Hero, he has made knitted gloves that control the music being played by altering the finger movements, just like you would hit the guitar strings or stroke a keyboard to produce different kind of melodies. Basically your finger gestures are converted into signals to play varying musical notes similar to playing a real guitar or keyboard.
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Guitar Ear-O headphones made from salvaged electric guitar parts

Guitar Ear-O headphones

Guitars and headphones are bliss for music lovers, but when one combines both of these in physical form is gets even better. Meet Guitar Ear-O designed by Carina Ostermayer (from Munich) that is a pair of headphones made from defective electric guitar parts giving music accessories a whole new dimension. To make the Guitar Ear-O headphones unused parts like fingerboards and speakers are used and it indeed looks good covered up in musical theme. So in a way the musical instrument is not left biting the dust in a closet, rather it is turned into another music playing instrument that has become so famous with people worldwide.
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$3000 Stash Stainless Bass Guitar that cannot be destroyed on stage

Stash Stainless Bass Guitar

Wooden guitar are cool and produce a very rich acoustic sound that reverberates in the environment setting the listeners soul free but breaking the age old jinx of the wooden guitars is this one made entirely out of stainless steel material. Stash Stainless Bass Guitar is designed and hand assembled by Stanislaw Potyrala in Mississauga Ontario and made entirely from stainless steel material which lends this guitar much more stiffness and environmental stability when it comes to sound quality and tenability. The guitar has unified frets and tubular neck with a parallel array of strings around circular radius which gives it a very futuristic and upbeat design.

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FLAMEnco – Flame throwing guitar sets the stage on fire

Flamenco guitar flame throwing guitar

Guitars are fiery instrument of music that can set any stage on fire in the hands of a talented artist. But to turn your guitar into a real fiery instrument is something extraordinary. That is exactly what Don Juan did with his guitar as he turned it into a flamethrower initially capable of showering multicolored flames to a distance of six feet for about 40 seconds. But as this bloke got the hang of things he expanded the capability of flame throwing guitar that he calls as FLAMEnco Guitar to a whopping 18-foot long flames colored in pyrotechnic supplies. Clearly this is something that you should not try at home without proper knowledge or you’ll set the whole block on fire but still a DIY for pro geeks who like the limelight.
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