Find of the Week, Presented by Reverb.com – $188 AK-47 Guitar

Reverb.com was founded with a simple mission: to create the best place for musicians to buy and sell the gear they use to create the music they love. It’s kind of like an online Craigslist marketplace, but without flaky sellers, long drives to the wrong address and no PayPal protection – and it’s all music gear! My credit card is in serious trouble.

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Now, this is certainly not the first AK-47 guitar we have stumbled across. Hell no it isn’t. But the other one we found was gold plated and made for Wyclef Jean – so it may be juuuuust a tad more pricy than the one I’m about to tell you about.

Personally, I would never buy a guitar shaped like a gun, not so much because I dislike guns as because I like guitars, and guitar-shaped things (such as GUITARS) so I don’t want my guitar to be shaped like something other than a guitar. But I think this might be an exception, because come on, $188? That is CRAZY cheap for a fun, (probably) crappy beater that you can pretend to shoot band members or audience members with (think Randy Blythe style) while shredding away.

There’s not much information given by the seller, and what they do provide is a wee bit wrong –

Custom made guitar, with maple wood body. Custom hard carved and painting.

Maple wood neck with truss rod.

maple wood finger board.

The fretboard is clearly rosewood, and it’s likely not a good sign that he has “with truss rod” as a selling point. But it looks like he’s put quite a bit of work into turning this Maestro axe into a convincing looking gun (if you only saw the body sticking out of a bag, you wouldn’t think it was anything other than a gun). It’s also sporting an EMG 85 (a better selling point than the truss rod thing) and the fun factor is off the charts.

So if you’re in the market for a gun-tar, you may have just found your dream axe, for a pittance. Jump on it before I do right here!

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.