Guitar made from AK-47 – The Escopetarra

Guitar made from AK-47 – The Escopetarra

Tom sent in this great guitar mod – “Street musician Cesar Lopez was playing in front of a Bogota country club destroyed by a guerrilla car bomb when he noticed an army guard carrying his rifle the same way López plays his guitar. ”I saw that our body movements were the same,” Lppez said. “He had his gun. I had my guitar. And BOF! It hit me.” The first escopetarra — a combination of escopeta and guitarra, the Spanish words for rifle and guitar — was born a few months later.” [via] – Link.

10 thoughts on “Guitar made from AK-47 – The Escopetarra

  1. JAO says:

    I’ve wanted one of those ever since I saw the movie EVIL ROY SLADE as a child.

  2. djord says:

    Ken Butler has some cool firearm guitars too (as well as lots of crazy other mutant instruments): check em out at

  3. chris says:

    how do you make them?

  4. chris says:

    how do you make them?

  5. Luis says:

    “Escopeta” is spanish for shotgun, not rifle. Rifles are called the same in english and spanish. I’m guessing without an acoustics chamber unless they’re electric, they sound crappy and weight quite a bit.

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