Grammy-winning indie rock icon St. Vincent has revealed her custom signature Ernie Ball guitar. Envisioned and designed by St. Vincent with support from the engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, the guitar was crafted to perfectly fit her form, technique and personal style.
The Cowcaster is guaranteed to turn heads. That’s because it is one. The one-of-a-kind guitar, designed and built by artist Brent Gandy of Amarillo, Texas, brims with custom features—from Von Dutch–style pin striping on the back of the neck to a hand-carved bull’s head headstock—all of which are connected to an authentic bull skull.
Kiesel Guitars & Carvin Guitars Custom Shop are offering new six-string and seven-string pointed inline headstock shapes. This comes in response to customer requests to add a seven-inline headstock to go along with the 4x3 standard headstock, 4x3 CT-style headstock and 4x3 pointed headstock.
When it comes to social networks for guitar builders, CigarBoxNation.com is like the Island of Misfit Toys. Weird and bizarre inventions abound over there, starting with simple cigar box guitars and eventually venturing into things that should never exist in a normal world.
Below, check out this recently posted (August 29) clip of the AK47 guitar, aka the GATTAR. The video is very cool because it shows exactly how the guitar was made, from start to finish, with closeups of the tools and the axe in various stages of its creation.
The Stratocaster is the ultimate baby boomer. Born in the Fifties, it refuses to grow up. Having participated in many of rock history’s greatest moments, it’s still running with the young punks. It remains the ultimate playing machine—ergonomic, responsive, sexy.