What Could Possibly Go Wrong: AK-47 Guitar Edition

AK-47 guitars (courtesy baltimoresun.com)

Saying the Baltimore Sun is anti-gun is like saying that Filippa Hamilton rocks the preppie look. The paper’s decision to assemble a gallery of  anti-gun agitprop art comes as no surprise. But some of the images are. Ing. Surprising. I especially like the headline attraction form this year’s Basel Art Fair: life-size guns made of gummi bears. After that the Sun sets its sights in the past, dredging-up anti-firearms art from days of yore. That said, the monster dove made of toy guns is still disturbing, on all sorts of levels. As for the peacock made of AK-47 barrels . . . I’d buy that for a dollar! Where was I? Oh yes. The above AK-47-derived guitars may not the the best choice for longevity loving musicians, especially in Mexico. Just sayin’.


  1. avatar Carry.45 says:

    I’d buy that if I lived in New York City. I’d sling it over my back and go everywhere with it.

    1. avatar JSIII says:

      and it would take the NYPD about 90 seconds to give you 50 or 60 extra holes…and they would get away with it.

      1. avatar Carry.45 says:

        Nah, I’m pretty sure my family would be set for life.

        1. avatar Evan says:

          Nah, I’m pretty sure they would take out everyone around you, a dog and a car but you would be fine. …and that’s assuming they aren’t using that 10 pound trigger

  2. avatar defensor fortisimo says:

    There’s worse weapons to make an instrument out of, I suppose. Make a bass out of a 240 b with the feed tray opened out to hold the strings

  3. avatar Kyle says:

    I went the other direction and turned a guitar case into a discrete way to carry my sbg.

    1. avatar Mark says:

      I’ve carried a rifle in the car to the range in a guitar “gig bag” before. I’d really like an AK guitar but it would have to have an adjustable bridge with individual saddles.

  4. avatar William Burke says:

    I really don’t think that guitar is dangerous. There’s for instance, the “magazine”, into which the volume and tone knobs are set. I could go on, but nothing’s going to go “wrong”.

    I’m more concerned as to where those city slickers got the notion that doves and peacocks are placid, peaceful, and passive. I’ve seen doves (who do mate for life) get pretty scrappy over morsels of food, and peacocks can be, too.

    While neither one is as mean or scary as a swan, they are hardly paragons of peace.

    1. avatar C says:

      Peacocks are violent as hell!

      1. avatar LongBeach says:

        You beat me to it, peacocks are A-holes!

  5. avatar Bob Wall says:

    Gummi bear guns – Reminded me of the days as an intel analyst in the Army.

    1979 – Doing a pre-REFORGER map exercise when we ran out of acetate order of battle indicators for unit positions on the map (infantry, armor, artillary, battalion, regiment, etc.) Had a big bag of gummis, so we figured that we could go one, to, three together to determine unit size. But what about the type of unit. Took some decidING, but this is what we came up with: gummi at paper clipport arms, infantry; gummi with paperclip out of chest, armor; gummi with paperclip out of head, artillary; gummi with paperclip in a “T” shape out of head were aviation assets. Confounded by the combat engineer issue for a bit, then decided, paperclip outta it’s ass was sufficient.

  6. avatar Dustin says:

    Gotta say it before someone else jumps on it, “EErrrrr, those aren’t AK-47 barrels, those are SKS barrels!!!111!!eleventy” OK wharrgarbl over.

  7. avatar Fred says:

    “A pedestrian walks over an illustration to draw attention to domestic violence against women, on International Women’s Day in central Istanbul, Turkey.”

    Sounds like it’s working well.

    Most of that “art” looks like it’s stolen directly out of poor Mexican markets.

  8. avatar In Memphis says:

    So thats why AK prices arent coming down. The freakin hipsters are making them in to guitars.

  9. avatar Milsurp Collector says:


    That guy ruined the all ready hard to find pebbly plastic East German stock. I bet the rest of it was a genuine parts kit too.

    1. avatar Jeff says:

      Not hard to find outside of the US.. There are a shit ton of them in the ME and Africa. For some reason, nobody is importing this stuff. Probably because it’s busy being used to shoot eachother’s cousins right now.

      Parts kit? If you look closely, the receiver is still intact with three axis pin holes.

      1. avatar Milsurp Collector says:

        I wasn’t paying attention and thought this was made here out of an East German parts kit, not out of a fully functioning rifle in Colombia. Doesn’t surprise me that there are tons floating around on battlefields today.

  10. avatar C says:

    Probably plays like shit.

  11. avatar Trogdor says:

    It’s what happens when people cherry-pick the Bible. Beating swords into plowshares and turning the other cheek (so the bad guy can shoot both sides of your head I guess) are probably the only things that stuck in the gun grabbers heads. And even then they still got them wrong.

  12. avatar Ralph says:

    . . . and they shall beat their Gibsons into Kalashnikovs, and their guitar picks into spears: nations shall not go to Kanye West concerts, neither shall they play any more of that hip-hip sh1t.


  13. avatar J.G. says:

    An effort to make Cambodia a weapons free society? Im sure Pol Pot would approve. Im sure he’s saying “Why didnt I think of that?! A disarmed population is so much easier to ethnically cleanse.”

  14. avatar DrVino says:

    As a guy who cares deeply about AKs and guitars, I have to say: this is just WRONG…..

  15. avatar GS650G says:

    Not for sale in CT, NJ, NY. Mass, Ill, etc

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