This is the Hallmark Wing-Bat – a guitar based on the original Batmobile design

Hallmark Wing-Bat Batmobile guitar
(Image credit: Guitar Hi-Fi / Instagram)

Guitar Instagram is a weird and wonderful place, and you never know what will wash up in your feed day to day, but this image of a Batmobile-inspired Hallmark Wing-Bat electric guitar, shared by Detroit dealership Guitar HiFi, was enough to snap us out of our doom-scrolling.

The limited-edition is reportedly one of 100 made back in 2009. It takes its cues from the iconic Batmobile vehicle from the original 1966 Batman series. The instrument pictured is number 42 and was built by luthier Bob Shade, incorporating the Swept-Wing design of the vehicle into the guitar’s mahogany body.

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.