ESP Guitars are known for doing custom axes with some amazing art. Hell, just look at some of Kirk Hammett’s (Metallica) guitars that feature artwork from The Mummy or Bride Of Frankenstein.
Well, now the company has just shown a limited-edition guitar featuring the face of one of horror’s most iconic actors: Vincent Price (House On Haunted Hill). The guitar features the artwork from the cover of Issue #254 of Famous Monsters Of Filmland, an issue that celebrated the life and achievements of Price and his effect on horror. One of the little things that I love about the guitar is the inlays from the nut to the 12th fret all line up to create the pendulum from The Pit And The Pendulum with the additional 15, 17th, 19th, 21st, and 24th frets looking like nacre blood droplets.
The guitar is only $899 and can be ordered from your local ESP dealer. You can see the full guitar specs below. READ MORE
This is a bit old, but it’s still pretty awesome so I figured I’d share it with you. Yuma, AZ based luthier Rick Johnson makes custom guitars for some very big names in music, including Ke$ha, David Bowie, Jimmy Buffet, and more. But the guitar that horror fans will probably appreciate the most is his Black Widow guitar that he constructed for Alice Cooper. Personally, I hate spiders (seriously, get those eight-legged bastards away from me) so this wouldn’t be a guitar for me, but I can see the appeal for Cooper and his stage antics. Check it out below! READ MORE
Let’s be honest here, guitars with horror artwork can either be really beautifully crafted or look like total garbage. And custom guitar bodies also suffer the same problem. Sometimes they look so unique and incredible that it takes the breath away. But other times you look at the guitar and wonder, “What the hell were they thinking? That’s not even cool looking at all!”
Below is a guitar that I think turned out really well. Clearly designed by a horror lover, it’s a double neck, 8-string guitar (yes, both sides are 8-string for maximum br00tal m3t4lz) that features the face of Billy The Puppet, the beloved little icon from the Saw franchise. The edges of the guitar are shaped like saw teeth, which though I’m not a fan of, I think it works perfectly considering the idea of this guitar.
Check out the guitar below and leave a comment with a link to YOUR favorite horror-inspired guitar! READ MORE