With the electric guitar and motorcycle practically being first cousins, anything that merges them both has got to rock, right?
Well, it does in the case of these Exotic Guitars from Peter McGilton. Artist, inventor and winner of a national sculpture award, McGilton clearly had shed loads of fun on his Extreme Guitar series. This is not exactly what you would expect from someone with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts, and postgraduate studies in classical instrument construction. Of course, it was not just the merging of motorcycles and guitars which inspired him, as you can see from the gallery.
To me, his pieces are as much art as they are musical instruments. They incorporate advanced instrument construction techniques for the ultimate results in sound and playability. It is a nice thought that these guitars were constructed using classical instrument building techniques, not just existing models that were customized.
McGilton says these are the instruments of the next century, and I totally agree. ROCK ON. Instruments of the next century should be made with woods like purpleheart and gems like rubies and diamonds. These pieces are clearly works of art; his classical instrument training clearly shines through.
Peter McGilton's Extreme Series
1. Motorcycle-inspired Instruments - Exploring the fusion of motorcycles and musical instruments to create unique and visually striking designs.
2. Artistic Instrument Construction - Incorporating art and sculpture techniques into instrument construction to create instruments that are both visually appealing and high-quality in sound and playability.
3. Next Century Instruments - Pushing the boundaries of traditional instrument design by using unconventional materials like woods and gems to create instruments that embody the future.
1. Music Production - Opportunity for musicians and manufacturers to explore and innovate with motorcycle-inspired instruments, offering unique branding and design possibilities.
2. Fine Arts - Incorporation of art and sculpture techniques in instrument construction presents new creative opportunities for artists to merge their practice with music.
3. Luxury Goods - Creating next century instruments with rare and precious materials opens up a market for high-end luxury musical instruments, appealing to collectors and enthusiasts.