Turning Gun into Guitar.

Bogotá street musician César López was inspired by a rifle-carrying soldier when he created the escopetarra, a gun made into a guitar.

The first escopetarra -- a combination of escopeta and guitarra, the Spanish words for rifle and guitar -- was born a few months later.

The model was part Winchester, part Stratocaster, and all López. The 32-year-old musician has long been involved in efforts to use music to ease the pain of violence in this war-ravaged country.

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Actually an escopeta is a smooth bore firearm, such as a shotgun, as I believe is shown in the picture. A rifle has rifling, i.e. grooves, inside the barrel, and that distinguishes it from a smooth bore firearm, or escopeta. See the following link.

http://www.wordreference.com/es/en/translation.asp?spen=escopeta
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This is strikingly different from a different guitar that was turned into a lethal weapon of uncommon destruction. See http://www.kerenmalki.org/Press/Press_Listing.htm
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