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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.

Get your 80’s on with Jackson’s Limited Run Pro DK2M Dinky in Crackle Finish

Written on October 10, 2014 at 6:24 pm, by Jon

When I started playing guitar things like crackle finishes were pretty normal, Phil Collen’s main guitar for the Hysteria tour was Jackson Crackle Finish. The teenager in me still wants this guitar but the sensible old man in me …

Roeller’s Custom Guitars – The Crusader

Written on July 21, 2014 at 11:30 pm, by Jon

Roeller Crusader
Roeller’s Custom Guitars recently completed this guitar called the “Crusader” (for obvious reasons). The guitar started out life as a Schecter 7 String which Brett Roeller carved, hand painted and refinished.


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Harrison Guitar Works – Alfa Romeo Guitar

Written on June 30, 2014 at 8:00 am, by Jon

“Harrison Custom Guitar Works based in Yorkshire (UK) has created an ultra-exclusive electric guitar inspired by Alfa Romeo’s design and heritage. The ‘Alfa Romeo’, is a completely custom-made design that draws inspiration from the style, materials and technology of the …

Video Documenting Joe Fenton Painting Mark Tremonti’s Custom PRS Guitar

Written on May 24, 2014 at 9:36 pm, by Jon

Back in March I shared a photo of a very special PRS Tremonti guitar that had hand painted by Joe Fenton for none other than Mark Tremonti himself. The guitar looked pretty amazing so I was very happy to find …

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


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 …