25 Weird, Awesome & Cool Guitars

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25 Weird, Awesome & Cool Guitars

awesome guitarsI think we can probably agree that all guitars are cool. So what we’re looking for here are weird, awesome, cool guitars that really strike a chord.

We compiled a list of 25 of the most interesting and unique guitars we could find, covering a wide range of styles and shapes.

So what are you waiting for? Let’s go check ’em out!

25 Weird, Awesome & Cool Guitars

1. Chrome Guitar

Chrome has been used in guitar design for a long time, so this seems like a good place to start. Of course, it’s usually small parts like tuners or the bridge that are made of chrome, not the entire guitar. But that’s what makes this one so awesome!

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2. Steampunk Guitar

Steampunk is pretty popular these days, so it’s not surprising to find a few guitars out there made in this style. This one’s pretty elaborate, and it looks great, too.

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3. Prince Guitar

If you stop and think about musicians with weird guitars, it probably won’t take too long till you get to this guy. Unbelievably talented musician, who also happened to like playing weird, awesome, cool guitars.

Prince, we miss you already.

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4. Multi-Neck Guitar

We’ve seen multi-neck guitars before, but this one takes the cake! Cheap Trick’s lead guitarist Rick Neilsen looks at your puny double-neck guitar with its sad, two little necks, and just shakes his head.

It was most likely originally designed for an octopus, but whatever. We’re still pretty sure Rick can play it.

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5. See-Through Guitar

We stumbled upon a few see-through guitars while compiling this list, and have to admit, they’re awesome in their simplicity.

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6. Aquarium Guitar

Now clear guitars are cool and all, but what if you filled up that guitar … with an aquarium? Full marks for creativity on this one. It’s a beauty, too! Plus a new way to spray the crowd with water if things get too hectic in the pit.

Trey Anastasio of Phish really needs to get himself one of these.

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7. Snakeskin Guitar

While we’re on the subject of animal-themed guitars, check out this snakeskin design. Awesome guitar, and extremely well-crafted. We might even be able to overcome our terrifying fear of snakes long enough to play it!

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8. Mermaid Guitar

Is a mermaid an animal? Or a person? Guess that depends on, well, actually we have no idea what that depends on. Look, it’s both a human and a fish at the same time, alright? Stop asking so many questions.

This one also happens to be a beautifully crafted guitar.

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9. Shark Guitar

We fear this list may be about to jump the shark, but there’s no denying the facts. You’re going to need a bigger guitar. And this one’s really great for playing scales. Or covering ‘Hammerhead’ by The Offspring.

Okay, we’re fin-ished making bad jokes.

It is pretty sharp, though.

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10. Star Wars Guitars

While we’re on the subject of movies from the 70’s, how about these Star Wars guitars? Fans have found a way to incorporate Star Wars into just about anything, so this should come as no surprise. And we have to admit, these are kind of awesome.

Definitely a great choice to play your (han) solo. You’ll be a force to be reckoned with. And as Yoda once said, “Don’t get to play the Millennium Falcon guitar, until completed your training you have.”

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11. ???

To be honest, we’re not entirely sure what’s going on here.

You know when you’re getting a haircut, and the barber cuts off too much on one side, so they go ahead and make it the same length everywhere else, and pretend that they meant to do that? It kinda feels like that may have happened here. It’s definitely an interesting look, though.

Try doing that with an acoustic!

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12. Unique Guitar

While we’re on the subject of not having any idea what’s going on, check this one out. Kind of want to call it a Mustache Guitar. Is that weird?

It’s definitely strange and cool, and also elegant and minimalist.

And the longer we look at it, the more we kind of want one.

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13. Sword Guitar

Imagine how different the world would be if King Arthur pulled this Excalibur out of that stone? They could have rocked the Camelot for decades. Lancelot on the vocals, Galahad on the drums, some other guy on the bass, playing ‘The Ballad of Guinevere’ at the local fair. In fact, how do you know that isn’t exactly what did happen? You weren’t there.

The truth is, you can probably take a stab at just about any song with this one. We’ll bet you won’t have too many hecklers while you’re playing your solo, either.

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14. Alien Guitar

This alien guitar is just badass.

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15. Starry Night Guitar

A guitar can also be an artistic statement, and there’s a lot of really cool hand-painted guitars out there. We dig this ode to Van Gogh’s Starry Night, beautifully done.

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16. Mosaic Guitar

You can tell a lot of work went into this one, and it’s a really great design. Another cool guitar!

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17. Swiss Guitar

This would be a great guitar to own, because you could literally play anything you want, as badly as you want. What are they gonna say, that your music’s cheezy?

By the way, what do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho cheese.

I know you probably groaned at that joke, and said to yourself, “You gotta brie kidding me.” But cut us a little slack, we have to write something here. I know we feel grate about it.

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18. Steak Guitar

If you ever get a gig at a steakhouse, just play this guitar for a while, throw down a few riffs, spread some subliminal advertising, then announce that all steaks are 75% off. The cooks will love you, and you’ll be sure to get invited back!

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19. Skateboard Guitar

Our lives are so busy, most people are multi-tasking all day. So why not at night, too? You use this guitar to play your gig, and then skateboard home. Think of all the money you’ll save in cab fare!

Also, we’ll bet that if you just walk up to the front gates at a Vans Warped Tour concert holding one of these, security will grab you and escort you directly onto the stage.

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20. Jigsaw Guitar

This one’s pretty simple in its concept, but it just looks really cool. We are a little puzzled about how they pieced it together, though.

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21. Skull Guitar

This one’s designed to be in your face. Plus, we couldn’t really finish a list of cool guitars without having a skull somewhere, right?

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22. Neon Guitar

Next on the list is this neon glow-in-the-dark guitar. Because sometimes it can get a little dark on stage, but now you don’t even need a spotlight!

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23. Weird Blue Guitar

To be perfectly honest, we aren’t really sure what the designer was going for here. What we do know, however, is that they totally nailed it!! It’s striking, it’s blue and it’s definitely a cool guitar.

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24. Stone-Inlay Guitar

Pretty neat design, with Chrysocolla stone inlaid directly into the wood. It definitely has a unique look.

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25. Claw Guitar

Last but not least, we’ll end on a high note. This one’s a bit of a more subtle design, but still very effective. Great placement of the guitar hole.

It’s definitely clever, and a very cool guitar. We’d certainly love to get our claws on it.

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Comments (7)

  • Janice | MostlyBlogging Reply

    My daughter plays the guitar. I tried, but it hurt my fingers. Stumbling!

    May 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle Reply

    What an awesome collection of guitars both amusing and very clever creators. My husband is a guitarist (very much a Martin fan, I think he has four.) and he enjoyed looking at your 25 list.

    Bloggers Pit Stop

    July 30, 2016 at 11:16 pm
    • GuitarSpotting Reply

      Glad you guys enjoyed it. There are definitely some interesting guitars out there!

      July 31, 2016 at 10:43 pm
  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome Reply

    These are amazing!! I think the steampunk is my favorite but they are all incredible! Thanks for sharing them! Visiting from the Blogger’s Pit stop!

    September 3, 2016 at 1:11 pm
  • Janice Wald Reply

    Hi Guitar Spotting,
    Thank you for bringing your post to Blogger’s Pit Stop last week.
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

    September 13, 2016 at 10:52 pm
  • Kevin dugan Reply


    June 10, 2017 at 11:56 am
  • William Reply

    These are just so awesome.
    If I could lay my hands on the sword guitar…

    August 24, 2017 at 12:02 pm

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