More Giger alien love in the lead-up to Prometheus. Check out this awesome hand-carved guitar body, created by Gig Goldstein.

This detailed carving job took between 40 to 50 hours to complete. According to the artist, the most difficult part of the entire process is the overall design and ensuring it flows throughout the entire canvas, being the guitar in this case. He also looks to tell a story. This one is obviously based on the art of H.R. Giger and looks to tell the story of the life cycle of the alien.

I especially love the facehugger beneath the pickups and the egg pod nobs.

Carved Alien Guitar that would make Giger Proud

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • jumpingpolarbear

    Now that’s a real guitar :).

  • Steve

    That looks like an Ibanez RG series guitar. Interestingly enough Ibanez sold a series of electric guitars with finishes designed (or at leased approved/licensed) by H.R. Giger.

    Google image search for “h.r. giger ibanez” turns up a few pics.

  • jamesbx

    Would look nice next to my Space Invaders pinball machine.