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Category Archives: Crazy Guitar Designs

This is where it all started for Guitar Noize, a collection of some of the crazy guitar designs found all over the world. Everything from the slightly weird to the outright bizarre.

Little Red Riding Hood Carved Guitar

Written on April 23, 2014 at 8:20 am, by Jon


I’ve featured a few of Gig’s carved guitars over the years, I like how he always has a theme for each guitar, in this case Little Red Riding Hood. The guitar is a Warmoth mahogany Strat body with an oil …

Hutchinson Guitar Concepts Viking Les Paul

Written on March 28, 2014 at 9:47 am, by Jon

hutchinson viking les paul concept
Hutchinson Guitar Concepts has just released its third Viking concept, based on a Gibson Les Paul Custom. Check out the previous two Viking concepts, the Viking V and Viking SG.

With detailed knotwork carved into the top and arching

Bob O’Reilly Guitars – Be Guitar & BE MIDI Synth Guitar

Written on March 18, 2014 at 9:36 am, by Jon


Ok I think it has been fairly well established that when it comes to guitar design I’m pretty conservative, I understand that designers need to push boundaries in order to see what can be done and changed but at the …

TARAS GUITARS Inc. – VP-1 for outward bends?!

Written on February 18, 2014 at 9:13 am, by Jon

taras vp-1
If there is one thing that is certain it is the conservative nature of guitar players in regards to the design of the instrument. For example look at Teuffel guitars, they have been producing some of the most unique guitar …

Gretsch G5034TFT Rancher with Bigsby

Written on February 14, 2014 at 8:51 am, by Jon

gretsch_g5034tft_rancher

The Gretsch G5034TFT Rancher dreadnought has got to be one of the most distinctive Rancher models ever, with a beautiful Savannah Sunset gloss finish, a sweet iso-chamber mounted Fideli’Tron™ pickup for great amplified tone and performance, and even a Bigsby®

WINTER NAMM 2014: Schecter join the 9 string party with the C-9

Written on January 24, 2014 at 9:08 am, by Jon

schecter c9
There ain’t no party like a 9 string party! Yes it’s that time where people write comments like “they’ve gone too far” like they did when 8 string guitars were released and obviously they were a complete flop… ok ok …

WINTER NAMM 2014: Ibanez RG9/RG90BKISH Prestige

Written on January 23, 2014 at 3:43 pm, by Jon

ibanez rg9/rg9 prestige
Last year Ibanez teased a new 9 string guitar prototype you can see it here delightfully modelled by Peter from I Heart Guitar well it looks as though it is going to be officially released at Winter NAMM 2014 tomorrow …

Carvin Jason Becker Michael Jackson tribute guitar

Written on January 17, 2014 at 9:25 am, by Jon


Here’s a look at Jason Becker’s Michael Jackson inspired one-of-a-kind Carvin guitar, they definitely captured the look they were going for perfectly. I can imagine that there would be a few Michael Jackson and Jason Becker fans that would buy …

ESP Superman Man Of Steel Guitar

Written on December 10, 2013 at 9:00 am, by Jon

Now here is a Crazy Guitar Design for you, I think my son would love this one although it is a little out of his price range (he is 2). I first noticed this guitar on BMusic Australia’s Facebook page

Making of the ESP “Ghost Soldier” Custom Shop Guitar

Written on November 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm, by Jon


The ESP Custom Shop are known for making some crazy guitar designs such as the ESP Shinigami that I posted way back in January 2008. The “Ghost Soldier” was created by master luthier Masao Ohmuro, and shows off the detail …