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Whipping Post Guitar Case

Whipping Post Guitar Case

A ruggedly handsome hand-sewn guitar case from Whipping Post made of 100% full-grain leather with stainless steel parts. Its shoulder strap can be adjusted so you can carry the case as a backpack.

Cigar Box Electric Guitars

Cigar Box Electric Guitars

Kid Rock and other savvy musicians are fans of Memphis blues musician Johnny Lowe, who forges collectible handmade guitars out of cigar boxes, pool sticks and other repurposed objects.

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Hyper Touch Guitar

Hyper Touch Guitar

Max Battaglia’s concept guitar does away with strings and frets, replacing them with a long multi-touch screen. Its digital brains would let you configure the number of strings, frets and effects.

Guitar Club Dinosaur Tribute

Guitar Club Dinosaur Tribute

We remember striving for perfection in our youth: Shiba High School’s guitar club (one of Japan’s oldest guitar orchestra clubs) achieves it here, playing the Jurassic Park theme. (Thanks Spencer!)

Leather Guitar Bag

Leather Guitar Bag

Made of full grain leather, Whipping Post Guitar Bags are available in 3 finishes; they feature hand sewn satchels that use marine grade threading and include 1″ of high density foam padding.

Blackbird Lucky 13

Blackbird Lucky 13

Combining classic and modern design, this 3/4 scale, 13-fret guitar is one beautiful instrument. With its unibody carbon-fiber construction, any acoustic player would be proud to own one.

World’s Fastest Guitarist

World’s Fastest Guitarist

Music to your ears? Tiago Della Vega held the former world record for fast playing of the guitar at 320 beats per minute, but now has broken his prior record by playing at speeds up to 750 BPM.

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar

After all the rounds of Rock Band, we’re already used to playing guitars without strings. The touchscreen Kitara is a string-free performance instrument. Doubles as a MIDI controller.

Rock Band 3 Pro Mode: Guitars

Rock Band 3 Pro Mode: Guitars

In Rock Band 3‘s Pro Mode, players use either the Mad Catz button guitar controller, or the Squier Stratocaster guitar – an actual guitar that doubles as a controller – to play actual notes.

Moog Guitar E1

Moog Guitar E1

Invented by Paul Vo, the Moog Guitar’s pickups use magnetic fields to control the strings, allowing guitarists to pull off controlled and infinite sustains, instant mute, harmonic blends and more.

LEGO Spinal Tap

LEGO Spinal Tap

The mockumentary Spinal Tap had many classic scenes. Here’s one, only in LEGO form. Nigel shows Marty the world’s most absurd amp, for when the band needs that “extra push over the cliff”.

Evolution of Guitar Rock

Evolution of Guitar Rock

The best thing about Crash Kings’ Evolution of Guitar Rock isn’t the great covers of classic rock tunes – it’s that not one guitar was used on the the track. It’s all keyboard, drum and bass.

The Fingerist

The Fingerist

Turn your iPhone into a full-fledged guitar with this wacky accessory. Your iPhone snaps into the neck, providing a fretboard and strumming area, while the base adds an amp and speaker.

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YouRock MIDI Electric Guitar

YouRock MIDI Electric Guitar

This electric guitar/synth works as a controller for your computer’s music apps, and you can play it stand-alone if you don’t want to connect a PC or Mac. You can even use it to control Rock Band.

Smartphone Guitar

Smartphone Guitar

Steffest created a music app and installed it on multiple Android and WinMo phones, and an iPod Touch. He then taped ’em all together to make a crazy guitar, and proceeded to play Cracklin’ Rose.

SCLW LED Guitar Picks

SCLW LED Guitar Picks

Guitar players looking for a way to stand out on stage, take a look at these LED picks from Santa Cruz Light Wells. The picks can even be used as a light-up metronome to keep you on beat.

Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion Project

Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion Project

Jazz musician Pat Metheny is currently touring with a robotically controlled orchestra called the Orchestrion Project – a wide range of instruments with whom he can freely improvise and control.

The Venom Guitar

The Venom Guitar

Consider us bitten and smitten with DBZ’s ultra-swank Venom Guitar; it features a faux snakeskin airbrushed texture, Floyd Rose bridge, gold hardware, and trademark DBZ shape.

Zombies Guitar Pick 6-Pack

Zombies Guitar Pick 6-Pack

Shred with the undead with this Zombies Guitar Pick pack; the six picks are a no-brainer if you’re into death metal, although it’s rumored that shamblers tend to prefer cranberries.

PRS Guitarbud

PRS Guitarbud

Apple geeks can geek-out with their axe courtesy Paul Reed Smith’s GuitarBud: it’s a cable system w/iPhone app that lets you connect your iPhone and headphones to your electric guitar.

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Slash Appetite for Destruction

Slash Appetite for Destruction

Gibson teams up with legendary rocker Slash with the Appetite for Destruction guitar; it’s a 1958-60 Les Paul Standard with Slash humbucking pickups and a Slash-style reverse chevron.

Game: Power Gig

Game: Power Gig

Seven45 Studios’ upcoming PS3/Xbox 360 game Power Gig is a double-whammy for Guitar Hero/Rock Band fans: it hooks up a real axe up to your console for chording or chord play.

iPhone/iPod: Gibson App

iPhone/iPod: Gibson App

Unlike their pricey axes, Gibson’s App for the iPhone and iPod Touch is totally free; like their guitars, it’s a high quality app with tuner, metronome, 30 chord charts, and lessons.

Randy Scruggs Advanced Jumbo

Randy Scruggs Advanced Jumbo

Gibson honors Grammy & CMA winner Randy Scruggs with 100 Advanced Jumbo acoustic guitars; the round-shouldered dreadnoughts are made with Sitka spruce and solid rosewood.

50th Anniv. 1960 ES-335TD

50th Anniv. 1960 ES-335TD

Gibson’s 50th Anniversary 1960 ES-335TD revisits the most legendary semi-hollow electric guitar ever; it features a fast neck profile, dot fingerboard inlays and period-correct hardware.

GiO Guitar Interface

GiO Guitar Interface

Sing (or stomp) a sweet tune with Apogee’s GiO; the USB guitar interface is controlled by foot and includes five effects buttons, five transport control butons, and next/previous buttons.

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