Behold This Absolutely Disgusting, Woodworm-Infested Guitar

Over the years, we've all seen guitars that have met unfortunate fates due to neglect, carelessness or just plain misfortune. It's hard to imagine a more depressing (or, quite frankly, disgusting) fall from grace though, than the one that has befallen this particular guitar. 

In the video above, posted by Ecuador repair shop Guitars Clinic, you can see the moment where the guitar—a Yamaha RGX 521—is stripped of part of its finish... to reveal a swarm of woodworms feasting on the innards of the guitar. 

The initial clip featured the caption “This is awesome," but a follow-up video lamented “They are everywhere." 

We don't even know how this infestation happened exactly, but we wager that, if Guitars Clinic can manage to restore this thing back into playable shape, they can probably repair anything.

Now, if you're looking for a low-priced guitar without a mass of wriggling creatures feasting on its innards, we do have a list for that!

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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.