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The Top Five Weirdest Guitars of the Eighties

It's been a while since we've checked in with the Guitar Nerds crew, but Mark and the gang have come up with a good one, a little something called "Top 5 WEIRDEST Guitars of the 1980s." You can check it out above.

If you disagree with any of their choices (including the SynthAxe or the rarely seen Kramer Triax), be sure to leave a comment below. If you'd prefer to travel another 10 years into the past, be sure to watch "Top 5 WEIRDEST Guitars of the 1970s," below.

Or, if you'd like to know a bit more about the SynthAxe, which is featured in the Eighties video, be sure to watch this vintage demo video:

If you're now in an Eighties mood and would like to watch the trailer for Rodney Dangerfield's classic 1986 comedy, Back to School, you're in luck:

For more Guitar Nerds videos, be sure to follow along on YouTube.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.