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Thunder Eagle guitars made a fun looking guitar from copper pipes and gears -

The Villanizer started life as a Rhoads Jackson V. It’s not every day you take a band saw to a guitar that plays as well as this thing does. However, I had no distinct plan other then doing a mechanical look to it. But I had more of a Sci-Fi / Blade Runner thematic in mind at that moment.

After cutting, a spacer was cut and installed to join the two pieces of the body. Knowing damned well that wouldnt be a strong enough of a join for just about any player, the steampunk look hit me, and I went on to installing the copper pipe, and soldering the joints. You just cant have steam power without a gauge, so I cannibalized an old oil gauge and made a custom face in it with my name and a real complex readout.

Gears. Man I hacked more gears together then I knew what to do with, and inlaid them into a cut plexi frame that was then screwed into the body…

The Villanizer Custom Guitar – [via] Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Darin says:

    Awesome!!!

  2. me says:

    That thing is the most amazing thing I have EVER seen.

  3. Anonymous says:

    WTF THATS COOL AS SHIT!!

  4. meeee says:

    how did u get the rust effect?
    thats coooooooooooooooooool

  5. Me says:

    WOW THATS AMAZING!!

  6. James says:

    Holy hell that’s amazing. Haha.

  7. kevin says:

    Dude that guitar looks wicked but i wonder wat it would sound like. lol

  8. Anonymous says:

    JUST PLAIN BRILLIANT!!

  9. Joey says:

    Simply amazing!!!

  10. Dr D says:

    it looks like the brass gears above the bridge are from lego o_O

  11. John says:

    There is a similar one here on Ebay…
    EBAY Item number: 300679249821
    ALIEN GUITAR ART aBsTRaCt technical flying V modern FuTuRIsTIc DECOR UFO PUNK

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