“In soviet Russia, guitar shreds you”: Meet the Torture Eclipse – a W.A.S.P.-inspired electric guitar that incorporates a rotating circular saw blade

Hutchinson Guitar Concepts Torture Eclipse
(Image credit: Instagram / Hutchinson Guitar Concepts)

UK-based luthier Hutchinson Guitar Concepts has some form in building unusual high-end custom metal guitars, however, his latest – a tribute to an instrument favored by W.A.S.P. guitarist Doug Blair – is a particularly vicious build.

Dubbed the Torture Eclipse, the custom construction incorporates a working circular saw blade to an an ESP Eclipse body. Instagram videos show Hutchinson demoing the build with the blade in rotation – complete with (what, good god, we hope are fake-bloodied) hand bandages. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

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