Sandvik's "Unbreakable Guitar," Which Yngwie Malmsteen Tried and Failed to Smash, is Up for Auction at

We recently reported on Sandvik Group’s “unbreakable guitar,” a 3D-printed instrument that was put through its paces by Yngwie Malmsteen who—at a Florida club—attempted to smash it against amps, the stage floor and anything else in sight, only to have it emerge unscathed.

Now, that same instrument is up for auction at, with all proceeds from the sale benefiting Engineers Without Borders in Sweden.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.