Artist Jeff Ritzmann always dreamed of owning an extravagant custom guitar like George Lynch’s Skull and Bones or Eddie Van Halen’s Dragon. That desire stayed with Ritzmann until 2006, when the cover of Iron Maiden’s A Matter of Life and Death album inspired him to build a guitar that looks like a tank. He did it, he says, by modifying an off-the-shelf guitar “beyond all reasonable comprehension.”
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.
The Sturgis Buffalo Chip, motorcycling's biggest music festival, will take place in Sturgis, South Dakota, August 5 to August 10. Guitar players in the audience are in luck -- because Epiphone will be giving away a Buffalo Chip-themed Coronet guitar every night.
Yesterday (July 17), Oktober Guitars announced the release of the Mark Gallagher Signature Tele guitar. Modeled after his old workhorse, the MGT takes traditional looks and style, but with added features.