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With its staggering selection of seven-string, eight-string and baritone guitars, Schecter has become a leading source of alternative instruments that fall between the standard six-string guitar and four-string bass.
Rob O’Reilly, an electronics engineer out of Ireland, set out to build a guitar that's more fashionable and functional than anything else out there. Take a second look at the body of the Rob O’Reilly BE guitar below. It was modeled after a lens from a pair of sunglasses. The center of the guitar is completely transparent, allowing you to express yourself anyway you please.
The ESP Custom Shop has posted a fascinating time-lapse video of a guitar — the "Ghost Soldier" — being built. In the clip, you'll see the start-to-finish creation of the guitar in the ESP Custom Shop in Tokyo, Japan.
In the video below, which was posted last month by Charvel, guitarist Jake E. Lee discusses his Charvel signature model guitar. The former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist also discusses the roots of his original white Charvel, which started its life as a sunburst Fender Strat.