“The metal elements in the finish will give a vintage-looking patina specific to each guitar”: Solar has launched a metal guitar that literally oxidizes depending on how you play it

Solar Guitars Canibalismo
(Image credit: Solar Guitars)

Age-worn guitars can be highly sought-after, and now Solar Guitars has offered its own spin on the aesthetic with a metal-topped guitar that will literally oxidize in response to your playing.  

The Chrome Canibalismo is the latest addition to its growing Chop Shop collection, and brings together a unique blend of metals, paints and polymers for an evil-cyborg finish that looks like it devours hard drives for breakfast.    

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.