Behold the Sputnik, an Arcade-Style Custom Guitar

Our friends over at Music Radar recently directed our attention to the Sputnik, a colorful, arcade-style guitar that has to be one of the wildest-looking instruments we've ever seen.

Built by Remy Sefi and David Or, the Sputnik features seven arcade-style Bluetooth MIDI buttons, two MIDI knobs, MIDI motion control, a Fishman TriplePlay MIDI pickup and a Realtime Pixel Styled Audio Visualizer.

You can check out a demo of the guitar above.

Sputnik was originally an Ibanez Artcore AS53, and has several Arduino micro-controllers placed inside its body.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.