AK-47 Turned into a Guitar

César López, a sculptor from Colombia, takes rifles formerly used by paramilitary units in his country and turns them into guitars:

The idea came to Lopez back in 2003 when, while playing in front of a Bogota country club, he witnessed a car bomb explode. In the ensuing confusion, he noticed how the army guards all carried their rifles in a manner that resembled the way he carried his guitar and out of that explosion came the first escopetarra—a Winchester rifle/Fender Stratocaster hybrid.

The Vice President of Colombia donated a dozen AK-47s to López to encourage his art. At the link, you can see photos of other rifle-guitars that he's made and a video of him performing music on one of them.

Link via Geekologie | Photo: Guns.com

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The sound would be pretty awful though, wouldn't it? The point of the guitar body is to resonate or whatever else, and this has nothing. Might as well wrap the strings on a 2"X4".
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as a guitar player, and as a gun enthusiast, this is AWESOME!!! it could only be better if it retained both functions. that would be what the real desperado would play, if he wasn't antonio banderas...
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