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The Barcode Guitar Is Cooler than a Keytar

The Barcode Guitar Is Cooler than a Keytar
Unless you’re talking about a Keytar, most guitars are played using strings and frets. But this unique electronic instrument has neither of those. Instead, it’s played using a barcode scanner. Maker James Bruton built this unusual electronic guitar that’s covered with barcodes on its four necks.

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane
I’ve tried playing the guitar on a few occasions in my life, but I always got frustrated with proper fret placement that I like to blame on my fat fingers rather than my lack of coordination.
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Someone Built a Guitar from Ramen Noodles

Someone Built a Guitar from Ramen Noodles
While I prefer my ramen noodles to be made fresh these days, there were many times back in college when instant ramen was as staple food, due to its incredible ease of cooking and budget pricing.

The Batmobile Guitar Effects Pedal: Dunna Nunna Nunna Nunna, Batman!

The Batmobile Guitar Effects Pedal: Dunna Nunna Nunna Nunna, Batman!
If you’re into playing the electric guitar, you probably have a bunch of foot pedals on the floor, ready and waiting for you to add noise, wah-wah, echo, and other effects. But I bet you don’t have an effects pedal this cool. Built by Sizzorfite Studios for Vinyl Ventures, this awesome foot pedal is built into a Batmobile.

This Godzilla Guitar Is a True Monster of Rock

This Godzilla Guitar Is a True Monster of Rock
Godzilla is one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time. We’ve seen the creature take all kinds of forms over the years, but I can say with a high degree of certainty that this is the first time I’ve seen Godzilla as an electric guitar. The handmade instrument was inspired by Japanese musician Takamizawa Toshihiko of the rock band The Alfee.

Fender Guitar Amp Coffee Mug Cranks Your Caffeine Buzz to 11

Fender Guitar Amp Coffee Mug Cranks Your Caffeine Buzz to 11
You know what I love? Cool coffee mugs. You know what I hate? Cool coffee mugs that are ruined only by a square-shaped lip or other weird shape so that your drink all lands on your chest instead of in your mouth.

Fusion Electric Guitar Is the Guitar of the Future, Today

Fusion Electric Guitar Is the Guitar of the Future, Today
I’ve played a few instruments in my lifetime, but my stint playing the guitar was probably the shortest. It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it, it’s that I just didn’t have the time to dedicate to going to class and learning it properly.

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine, Yellow Submarine, Yellow Bass Guitar

We All Live in a Yellow Submarine, Yellow Submarine, Yellow Bass Guitar
You would have to be a real Blue Meanie to hate on this cool guitar. The luthiers at The Painted Player Guitar Co. in Basingstoke, Hampshire UK made this awesome custom bass guitar that looks just like The Beatles’ yellow submarine. It is a modified Fender Squier Precision Bass hand cut in the shape of the famed submersible.

Guy Plays Electric Guitar Through a Tesla Coil

Guy Plays Electric Guitar Through a Tesla Coil
A guitar and amp? Pffft! Real men play their electric guitar using Tesla coils. Musician and engineer Nabzim decided to attach his electric guitar to a handmade solid state Tesla coil using an audio interrupter schematic. I have no idea what that means, but it’s very cool.

Make Your Own Custom Batman Guitar: The DIY Knight

Make Your Own Custom Batman Guitar: The DIY Knight
If you have ever wanted to rock out on a custom Batman guitar, you can try your hand at making one like this. Imgur user DarrynStead has provided an overview of the process. You just need the skill (or Lucius Fox) to actually build it for you. The guitar is shaped like the Bat-symbol and on the back it has some cool artwork featuring the Caped Crusader.

Shotgun Guitar: Shreddin’ and Shootin’

Shotgun Guitar: Shreddin’ and Shootin’
Let’s form a band. Cool, I call shotgun! When shotguns and guitars combine, you get a musical weapon that will make you a rock God. You can also take care of those pesky fans that rush the stage and make an example of them.

The Jamstack Is an Attachable Guitar Amplifier

The Jamstack Is an Attachable Guitar Amplifier
You brought your guitar to the gig, but you forgot your amp? Problem solved. The JamStack is a compact guitar amplifier that will let you play anywhere without a traditional amp. The JamStack changes the game because it fits right on the bottom of your guitar and attaches in seconds. It has a 10-watt speaker designed to delivers sound at high and low volume levels.

iRig HD 2 Musical Instrument Interface Ready to Rock

iRig HD 2 Musical Instrument Interface Ready to Rock
Musicians rejoice! IK Multimedia just dropped a big update to their iRig HD interface, making it the best way yet to connect musical instruments to your iOS device, PC or Mac. The iRig HD 2 lets you connect guitars, basses, and other instruments to digital devices, and lets you record, tweak and tune sounds to your heart’s content. The latest version of the iRig HD not only has a 1/4″ Hi-Z input jack, and outputs for Lightning or USB devices, but it’s got a headphone jack with level control, and a 1/4″ output you can hook up to an external amplifier.

Chordelia Makes Learning the Guitar Easy

Chordelia Makes Learning the Guitar Easy
I’m jealous of people who can play the guitar. I have tried many times, but I just can’t do it. Well, YouTuber WayOutWest built a contraption that fingers entire chords on a guitar at the push of a button.

Colin Furze’s Flamethrowing Guitar & Smoking Bass: Through the Fire & Vapes

Colin Furze’s Flamethrowing Guitar & Smoking Bass: Through the Fire & Vapes
The crazy inventor Colin Furze promoted Intel’s new TV series America’s Greatest Makers by making a flamethrowing guitar and a bass that’s literally smoking. He may be a Brit, but he’s a great maker all right. Colin actually made not one, not two, but four mods for this promotion.

Marceline & Marshall Lee’s Ax Guitars: We Are the Kings and Queens of Vampires

Marceline & Marshall Lee’s Ax Guitars: We Are the Kings and Queens of Vampires
Scare the filling out of your friends’ doughnuts with Ben Spear Makes Swords’ cool non-functioning replicas of Marceline’s ax bass and her gender-swapped counterpart’s six-string. They’re made of pine with nylon strings and steel knobs. Each guitar is about 49″ long and weighs 5lb.,
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