THE BEST Guitars

Eric Johnson Stratocaster

Eric Johnson Stratocaster

Legendary guitarist Eric Johnson teams up with Fender for the E.J. Stratocaster RW Electric Guitar; it features a 2-piece alder body, custom tremolo block and pickups by Johnson.

Wireless Drum Controller

Wireless Drum Controller

Logitech’s Wireless PS3 Drum Controller for Guitar Hero may be pricey, but you’ll get low-latency RF, fully adjustable components, a stainless steel-topped bass pedal and 30 ft range.

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Marshall Mini Guitar Amp

Marshall Mini Guitar Amp

Wearing a full-sized Marshall amp on your waist is a surefire way to break your back, but this Mini Guitar Amp is designed for portability; it runs on a 9V battery and includes a belt clip.

Xbox 360 Wireless Guitar

Xbox 360 Wireless Guitar

Xbox 360 owners finally get their own Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller; just like the PS3 version, it features a rosewood fingerboard, metal frets and a whisper-quiet strum bar.

Air Guitar World Record

Air Guitar World Record

The 2008 record of 318 was smashed this weekend by 440 gamers in Brutal Legend tees rocking out to Motorhead’s Ace of Spades; it’s now the world’s largest air guitar gathering.

Logitech Wireless Guitar

Logitech Wireless Guitar

At $200, you could get a real guitar in place of Logitech’s new Wireless Guitar; still, for hardcore Rock Band/Guitar Hero players, you can’t beat the $50 price drop over the previous edition.

Beatles Rock Band Guitars

Beatles Rock Band Guitars

In addition to all the goodies in The Beatles: Rock Band Limited Edition, two custom guitars will also be available for $99 a pop on 9/9: a Gretsch Duo-Jet and Rickenbacker 325.

Gibson Artist Guitars

Gibson Artist Guitars

Two musical powerhouses join forces with the Gibson Artist Series, headed by Led Zep’s Jimmy Page and featuring the designs of 12 street artists; they’ll be auction 4/29 in London.

Super OM Guitar

Super OM Guitar

Although Blackbird is best known for their small carbon fiber guitars, the Super OM is their first full-sized acoustic; a pickup with volume and tone control is available for an extra $140.

Guitar Hanger

Guitar Hanger

You’ll need to keep it away from rogue buttons and zippers, but this Guitar Hanger is a great idea for musicians living in tight spaces; it takes all of five seconds to hang your axe.

Speak n’ Spellbinder

Speak n’ Spellbinder

Now this is what we call circuit bending: the Speak n’ Spellbinder is a Rock Band guitar and Speak and Spell mashup that includes tone triggers, variable pitch and whammy bar.

Rock Out, Rebel Scum!

Rock Out, Rebel Scum!

Stormtroopers are pretty poor shots, but they’re apparently pretty good at jamming out the Imperial March; this Rock Out, Rebel Scum! t-shirt is available at Teextile for only one more day.

Kaossilator x Guitar Hero

Kaossilator x Guitar Hero

James Hasskin has taken the Korg Kaossilator, a touchpad synth, and packed it into the shell of a Guitar Hero guitar; the result is a techno-tastic axe mashup with 100 sound effects.

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Guitar Hero Cufflinks

Guitar Hero Cufflinks

No need to get too stuffy at your next formalwear event: these Guitar Hero Cufflinks hint at your gaming proclivities and are detailed from the colored buttons down to the whammy bar.

Arcus Collapsible Guitar

Arcus Collapsible Guitar

The final project for U. of Derby student Jason Heredia, the Arcus Collapsible Guitar folds down to half its size; Floyd Rose locking nuts reduce the need to retune after collapsing.

Competitive Air Guitar

Competitive Air Guitar

Proof that man can make a sport of anything give enough time (and boredom), above is a video of the Austin Air Guitar Preliminaries; the actual contest begins 5/3, with finals 6/12.

Bowoo Guitar Cases

Bowoo Guitar Cases

Brooklyn-based Bowoo creates high quality, stylish guitar bags with limited runs of 20 to 25; currently available is their Standard, which handles classical up to 000 size acoustics.

Zivix Guitar

Zivix Guitar

Zivix’s Headliner Guitar seeks to blur the line between Rock Band/Guitar Hero axes and the real deal; billed as a “real digital guitar”, we hope its strings aren’t all show and no go.

Fender Stratocaster Table

Fender Stratocaster Table

This Deluxe Stratocaster Coffee Table is a must for fans of the Strat; it’s made in the USA with vintage-tinted hand-selected maple and sports six flush-mounted tuning peg caps.

Guitar: Impossible

Guitar: Impossible

Perfection is only a click away with Guitar: Impossible; he uses the miracle of video editing, over 1,000 cuts and 6 hours of tabbing to make a perfect, if staccato-ey rendition of Mozart.

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EVH Wolfgang Guitar

EVH Wolfgang Guitar

Produced to Eddie’s exact specs, the EVH Wolfgang Electric Guitar is the result of two years of R&D and testing; it’s identical to the Wolfgang guitars he records and performs with.

Guitar Hero Pick Tee

Guitar Hero Pick Tee

Regal Clothing Co. is known for their in-your-face apparel, but this Guitar Hero Pick tee is probably one of their tamer pieces; it comes with a free Air Guitar (wink wink, nudge nudge).

Maestro Laser Guitar Aid

Maestro Laser Guitar Aid

You might not be rockin’ like Jimi Hendrix, Slash or Van Halen anytime soon, but this Maestro Guitar Aid concept employs training lasers to help beginners get acquainted with their axe.

1959 Gibson Les Paul

1959 Gibson Les Paul

Considered the holy grail of guitars (Keith Richard and Eric Clapton have played it) the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard has a 50th anniversary edition out, limited to 500 pieces.

Warbeast Guitar

Warbeast Guitar

It might get us impaled playing Rock Band or Guitar Hero, but that won’t stop us from ogling this PS3 Warbeast Guitar; angles aside, it features a glowing strumbar and faceplates.

Ovation Idea Guitar

Ovation Idea Guitar

Its composite back may scare guitar purists, but the Ovation Idea’s tech is super sweet: preamp for live gigs, built-in mp3 recorder with condenser mic, and playback for practicing.

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