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Man Plants Guitar-Shaped Forest to Honor His Late Wife

Pedro Ureta’s wife Graciela liked the idea of planting an enormous image on their property that could be seen from above. But they were busy and put off the project until later. Then, in 1977, Graciela died suddenly. To honor her wish, Ureta then set about planting and cultivating trees in the shape of a guitar [...]

The Late Movies: Geeking Out on “The Edge’s” Guitar Rig

Today in 1961, Dave Evans (known as “The Edge” of U2) was born. In the 51 years since, The Edge has become known for his layered, echoing guitar lines. He famously developed an ultra-complex guitar rig, involving a massive pedal board, a series of rack-mounted effects processors, a stunning array of pedals, and [...]

Han Solo in Carbonite Guitar

Neatoramanaut Daniel Deutsch (who makes the Etch-A-Sketch iPad Cover) sent us these awesome photos of the best Star Wars guitar ever! The Han Solo in Carbonite guitar is handcrafted by Travis Stevens (who also created [...]

Rocking Out With Your Droid Out

Any Star Wars fan who also happens to love music should be drooling over this amazing R2D2 guitar (aka GuitaR2D2) by Doug of Doug Draws Things. While I’m not a musician, I’d still love to see someone rocking out on this thing. Link Via Geekologie

Andrew W.K.’s Cheesy Custom Guitar

What could possibly make Andrew W.K.’s already cheesy persona even cheesier? A custom made guitar that looks like a big ol’ sloppy slice of NYC pizza pie, that’s what! Andrew built and painted the guitar as an homage to one of his fav foods, and he made sure to include his favorite topping on the pizza- [...]

LED Guitar Helps Beginners Learn To Play Like A Pro

Learning to play guitar usually means watching someone else place their fingers in the right spots and attempting to copy, then trying to remember where the heck you’re supposed to put them all when it comes time to play that chord again. That’s why this Fretlight LED guitar from Optek Music Systems seems like a fun [...]

On Music: Beatlemania Week – No. 2

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps” Many consider this George Harrison’s best song, at least of those he wrote as a Beatle. In the late ‘60s, Harrison was deeply into the I Ching and the concept of Relativism, which states that points of view have no absolute truth or validity, having only relative, subjective value according to [...]

“Game of Thrones” Theme Song 10 Ways

HBO’s Game of Thrones has an iconic credits sequence, featuring a theme song composed by Ramin Djawadi. It’s weirdly catchy and hummable — and it’s an easy geek test to hum this and see if other people pick up on it. I’ve collected ten cover versions of the song for your geeky enjoyment. [...]

Carved Alien Guitar

Gig Goldstein’s carved guitar is close enough to H.R. Giger’s original design to be scary. He’s been carving for about twelve years and has gotten really good at it. You can see Goldstein’s other guitars at his YouTube channel. Link -via Walyou | Goldstein’s YouTube Channel

11 Musicians Who Overcame Disabilities

1. Ludwig van Beethoven At age 26, the great German composer and pianist began to lose his hearing. His problems began with a severe form of tinnitus, and it’s thought they may have been complicated by syphilis, lead poisoning, typhus, or possibly his habit of immersing his head in cold water to stay awake. Whatever the [...]