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100 Stellar Guitar Innovations

Delectable Axe Confections, Plush Muscial Toys and Canned Amps

— March 20, 2012 — Art & Design
Musical inspiration is seeping through the walls of the world’s recording studios and entering the realms of fashion, technology, modern art and more.

A highly revered instrument, the guitar has been reworked since its inception to suit the needs of musicians and fans alike. Today, however, these reworkings have reached a whole new level. Companies and brand names are now vying for the most cutting-edge guitar-themed products, and many are making some incredibly convincing bids.

Guitar wall light installations and glowing fluorescent guitars are only some of the recent releases seen by this growing market. With advances in technology and art, it appears that this niche field is boundless and a constant witness to new developments. Whether one can use the instrument or not, these stellar guitar innovations will get any listener rocking.
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Versatile Actor Job Swaps
Versatile Actor Job Swaps
Johnny Depp Plays Guitar For Alice Cooper at London's 100 Club
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95
Singer-Shaped Instrument Cases
Singer-Shaped Instrument Cases
The Red Mountain Guitars Campaign is Handmade to Fit All
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94
Anthem-Rocking Axe Packs
Anthem-Rocking Axe Packs
Shred Sick Riffs With the Electronic Rock Guitar Bag
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93
Pay-Pass Musicians
Pay-Pass Musicians
Credit Card-Accepting Guitars May be the New Way to Pay Street Guitarists
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92
Free-Strumming Plectrums
Free-Strumming Plectrums
Air Picks Let You Play Like a Star Without the Guitar
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91
Foam Amps
Foam Amps
The FAMP is a Roadies Dream Come True
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90
Fib-Focused Music Videos
Fib-Focused Music Videos
The 'Them Changes' Lie to Me Video Gives Plenty of Perspective
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89
Audio Effect Axes
Audio Effect Axes
The New Gibson Firebird X Comes Packed with Faders, Distortion and Other FX
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88
Single Instrument Bands
Single Instrument Bands
'Somebody That I Used to Know' is Covered by One Guitar and Five Artists
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87
Guitar-Tutoring Games
Guitar-Tutoring Games
Rocksmith from Ubisoft is Set to Put Guitar Teachers Out of Business
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86
Frozen Music-Players
Frozen Music-Players
Terje Isungset Carves and Plays Instruments Made from Glacial Ice
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85
Virtual Guitar Lessons
Virtual Guitar Lessons
The iPerform3d App Uses Motion Capture Technology to Teach You How to Shred
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84
Lavender Psychedelic Buds
Lavender Psychedelic Buds
Lou Reed X10i Headphones Breaks Out Rockin' MP3 Gear
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83
Rockin' Retro Amps
Rockin' Retro Amps
Fender's EC Series Eric Clapton Amplifiers Celebrate the Golden Age of Rock
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82
Retro Game Console Guitars
Retro Game Console Guitars
The gAtari 2600 Pumps Out Sweet Electronic Tunes
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81
Tablet-Embedded Instruments
Tablet-Embedded Instruments
The iTar Turns You iPad into an Ultimate Musical Tool
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80
Modular Children's Guitars
Modular Children's Guitars
The Loog Guitar is Designed to Make it Easier for Children to Shred
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79
Robotic Music Bands
Robotic Music Bands
The EOL Robot Band Covers Marilyn Manson
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78
Brit Fashion Axes
Brit Fashion Axes
Paul Smith x Vintage Guitars is a High Fashion Anthem-Rocking Instrument
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77
Tablet Guitar Recorders
Tablet Guitar Recorders
The GuitarConnect Pro Lets You Record Sweet Riffs On-the-Go
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76
Porcelain Music Accessories
Porcelain Music Accessories
Be Inspired to Play Music with the Handmade Bone Guitar Pick
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75
Rock Axe Retrospectives
Rock Axe Retrospectives
The Guitar Collection Showcases the Most Infamous Axes to Grace Music
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74
Compact Chord Practicing Tools
Compact Chord Practicing Tools
PocketStrings Lets You Have Guitar Training on the Road
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73
8-Bit Axes
8-Bit Axes
The NES Paul is a Retro Guitar Hero Tribute
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72
Canned Guitar Amps
Canned Guitar Amps
The Can of Beans Amp is Perfect for On-the-Go Guitarists
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71
Rockin' Infantile Instrumentals
Rockin' Infantile Instrumentals
The Guitar Baby Rocks Out to Some Black Keys
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70
Air Guitar Advertorials
Air Guitar Advertorials
The Macy's Spring/Summer Campaign Goes From Day to Night
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69
Huge Glittered Instruments
Huge Glittered Instruments
Erin Lareau's Crystallized 10-Foot 'Les Paul' Guitar is Glamorous
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68
Collapsible Travel Music Axes
Collapsible Travel Music Axes
Voyage-Air Guitar Makes Life Easy for Traveling Musicians
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67
Musical Cyclones
Musical Cyclones
The Guitar Tribute Tornado is Surprisingly Playable
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66
Slimmed-Down Electric Axes
Slimmed-Down Electric Axes
The Ministar Travel Guitar Cuts Weight Without Cutting Sound Quality
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65
Vintage-Inspired Axe Carriers
Vintage-Inspired Axe Carriers
Brixton x Fender Guitar Case Protects Instruments in Style
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64
Guitar Rockin' Threads
Guitar Rockin' Threads
Nonomuaks' Rock My Sweater Advocates DIY Designs
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63
Sweet Confection Axes
Sweet Confection Axes
Play the Cup Cake Guitar with Tasty Emotion
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62
Swine Strummers
Swine Strummers
The 'Bacon Love Blues' Guitar Tutorial is Not for Vegetarians
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61
Artistic Axes
Artistic Axes
'An Axe by Any Other Name' Turns Fender Guitars into Original Works of Art
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60
Time-Lapse Guitar Artwork
Time-Lapse Guitar Artwork
Artist Brady Uses Markers to Create a Musical Masterpiece
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59
Tablet Guitar Converters
Tablet Guitar Converters
iTar Transforms Your Device into an Anthem-Rocking Axe
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58
Cellphone Guitars
Cellphone Guitars
Steffest's 'Phone Guitar' Makes Sweet Music at Affordable Rates
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57
Deadly Musical Instruments
Deadly Musical Instruments
An Actual Shotgun Guitar Has Been Seized in Sweden
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56
Retro Guitar Accessories
Retro Guitar Accessories
DrNo Effects Creates Vintage Pedals with a Vibrant Retro Look
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55
3D Printed Guitars
3D Printed Guitars
The Zoybar Tor is Perfect for Digital DIYers Who Love to Rock
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54
Guitar-Slinging Dessert Ads
Guitar-Slinging Dessert Ads
The Dairy Queen Commercial Parodies the Old Spice Guy
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53
Glamorous Gilded Guitars
Glamorous Gilded Guitars
The $1 Million GoldCaster Guitar Makes for Pricey Playing
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52
Smashable Gaming Accessories
Smashable Gaming Accessories
The New Guitar Hero Controllers Allow for a Smashing Good Time
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51
Cuddly Rockstar Cushions
Cuddly Rockstar Cushions
The Gabriela Pardo Guitar Pillow is Electrifying
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50
Teaching Guitar Tablets
Teaching Guitar Tablets
2012 CES Debuts the ION Guitar Apprentice Turning iPads into Six-Strings
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49
Real Rockstar Ads
Real Rockstar Ads
Sparrow Guitars Want You to Stop Playing Video Games
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48
Automatic Guitar Tuners
Automatic Guitar Tuners
The TunerMatic Robotic Guitar Tuner Lets the Tone-Deaf Relax
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47
Computer Keytars
Computer Keytars
The TabStrummer Makes Playing Guitar as Simple as Pressing a Computer Key
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46
Realistic Gamer Guitars
Realistic Gamer Guitars
Mad Catz Enhances Realism in Gaming Keyboards and Guitars for ‘Rock
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45
Green Guitar Landscapes
Green Guitar Landscapes
Pedro Martin Ureta's Unique Tribute Memoralizes a Great Love Lost
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44
Beatles Tribute Guitars
Beatles Tribute Guitars
The Gibson John Lennon J-16oE Acoustic Guitars Celebrate 70th Anniversary
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43
Digital Instrument Tutorials
Digital Instrument Tutorials
Learn to Play the Guitar Virtually on Rock Prodigy
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42
Raw Recycled Strummers
Raw Recycled Strummers
The Praxis Guitars Debuted During the Maker Faire 2011
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41
Pedal Board Gadget Sleeves
Pedal Board Gadget Sleeves
The A.P.C. x Incase Capsule Collection for Guitar Junkies
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40
Rockin' Desk Lights
Rockin' Desk Lights
Dan Leap's Guitar Lamps are Made Out of Actual Six Strings
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39
Identity Guitar Picks
Identity Guitar Picks
These 'Rock my World' Fingerprint Accessories are One of a Kind
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38
Stringless Six Strings
Stringless Six Strings
'A Touch Sensitive Guitar' Makes Learning and Recording Music Easier
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37
Organized Chaos Captures
Organized Chaos Captures
Carl Kleiner Turns Everyday Objects into Masterpieces
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36
Hollow Electric Axes
Hollow Electric Axes
Hector Trevino's Sonic Wind is Designed With an Open Chamber
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35
Rockin' Swimming Plunges
Rockin' Swimming Plunges
RADMAN Blog Posts a Hip Guitar-Shaped Pool
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34
Epic Multi-Neck Axes
Epic Multi-Neck Axes
Yoshihiko Satoh Guitar Sculptures are Anthem-Rocking Beauties
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33
Guitar Anti-Theft Devices
Guitar Anti-Theft Devices
The Rock Lock Protects Your Six String from Roadies & Thieves
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32
$85,000 Diamond Axes
$85,000 Diamond Axes
The Kaged Alligator Guitar by Rock Royalty Will Put You in the Spotlight
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31
Cushion Amplifiers
Cushion Amplifiers
The Amp Pillow is the Perfect Headrest for the Studio
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30
Touchscreen Guitars
Touchscreen Guitars
The Max Battaglia Hyper Touch Guitar Will Revolutionize Music
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29
Retro Gamer Guitars
Retro Gamer Guitars
The Koopa Troopa Guitar Will Have You Shredding Like it's 1985
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28
Galactic Instruments
Galactic Instruments
The Millennium Falcon Guitar is Perfect for Star Wars Rockstars
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27
Lucky Sweet Axes
Lucky Sweet Axes
These ShamRock Cookies Will Hit All the Right Notes this St. Patty's Day
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26
Electric Guitar Guns
Electric Guitar Guns
Colombian Sculptor Cesar Lopez Makes Music out Of Mayhem
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25
Skeletal Guitars
Skeletal Guitars
The Anatomical Rock Guitar Features Bony Collage Art
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24
Guitar-Inspired Alarm Clocks
Guitar-Inspired Alarm Clocks
Jamie McMahon's Acoustic Alarm Wakes You With Soothing Sounds
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23
Glowing Instrumental Lights
Glowing Instrumental Lights
Rich Roland's Neon Guitars are Super Cool
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22
Guitar Eyewear Shoots
Guitar Eyewear Shoots
Jin Ng Photography is Youthful and Punchy
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21
Musician Money Holders
Musician Money Holders
Picker's Wallet Provides a Convenient Space For Your Guitar Plectrum
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20
Slick Instrument Satchels
Slick Instrument Satchels
The Arizona Arena Guitar Case Adds Style and Functionality
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19
Virtual Musical Instruments
Virtual Musical Instruments
The Misa Digital Kitara Guitar Swaps Strings for a Touchscreen
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18
Literal Sheet Music
Literal Sheet Music
The DIY Paper Guitar is the Perfect Project for the Holiday Break
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17
Musical Gamer Guitars
Musical Gamer Guitars
The Skyrim Dragon Mandolin is Designed to Slay and Play
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16
Tablet Guitar Rigs
Tablet Guitar Rigs
The DigiTech iPB-10 Pedalboard Brings Stompboxes to the Digital World
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15
Carbon Fiber Guitars
Carbon Fiber Guitars
Blackbird Guitars are Perfect for the Musician On the Go
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14
Pop Art Instruments
Pop Art Instruments
Feast Your Eyes on the Wicked Grumpy's Downtown Guitars
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13
Geektastic Gamer Guitars
Geektastic Gamer Guitars
The GetLoFi NES Electric Guitar is a Crafty Console Creation
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12
Eclectic Food Shaped Instruments
Eclectic Food Shaped Instruments
These Fruit-Shaped Instruments by Celentano Woodworks Rock
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11
Exuberantly Edgy Photography
Exuberantly Edgy Photography
The Ashley Anthony Portfolio is a Collection of Fun and Offbeat Snaps
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10
DIY Papercraft Instruments
DIY Papercraft Instruments
The PePaKuRa Papercraft Instruments Stun With Realism
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9
Guitar God Kicks
Guitar God Kicks
The Converse Jimi Hendrix Pack Will Make You a Guitar Hero
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8
Arachnid Six Strings
Arachnid Six Strings
The Spider Electric Guitars by Olaf Diegel are Wicked
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7
Real Gaming Guitars
Real Gaming Guitars
The Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster is a Real Guitar, for Real
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6
Bent Guitar Tables
Bent Guitar Tables
Phil Daniels' Hart Furniture is Inspired by Beautiful Electric Guitars
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5
Killer Instrumentals
Killer Instrumentals
Intimidate the Masses with the Gun Guitar
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4
Guitar String Furniture
Guitar String Furniture
Axel Yberg's Bo Biddley Table is Inspired by the Legendary Blues Guitarist
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3
Playful Digital Illustrations
Playful Digital Illustrations
Jr Dragao Breaks The Mold With These Unusual Graphic Artworks
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2
Eccentric Guitar Stands
Eccentric Guitar Stands
Axe Totem Will Turn Your Guitar into an Art Sculpture
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1
Guitar Wall Lights
Guitar Wall Lights
Musical Instrument-Inspired Lighting is Perfect for Rockstars
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