Watch As Luthier Builds the DiResta AK47 Guitar — Video

Below, check out this recently posted clip of the AK47 guitar, aka the Gattar.

The well-shot video is particularly cool because it shows exactly how the guitar was made, from start to finish, including closeups of the tools, wood and construction methods involved in the process.

The guitar was built by Jimmy DiResta, who adds, "I made this AK47 guitar for Wyclef Jean. Enjoy!"

While you're at it, check out this clip of Wyclef Jean—the Haitian/American rapper, singer/songwriter and producer—playing and discussing the DiResta guitar.

For more about DiResta and his guitars, visit

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.