Watch A Craftsman Build This AK Guitar [VIDEO]


By Brian Belko via

If you don’t already play guitar, you will want to after you watch this time lapse video of an AK-47 guitar being made. This awesome guitar was designed and built by designer Jimmy DiResta for the musician Wyclef Jean.After all is said and done, the AK-47 guitar looks remarkably similar to the weapon that inspired the design . . .

The gold paint job and working whammy bar trigger really push this AK-47 guitar from pretty cool to absolutely badass. Watching such a skilled designer turn an ordinary guitar into such a unique piece of art is truly remarkable.

Makes you want to go build something, doesn’t it?


  1. avatar DrVino says:

    So wrong. On so many levels.

    1. avatar dlj95118 says:

      …got that right.

  2. avatar Matt in TX says:

    I thought, at first he was going to cannibalize the rifle. Glad it din’t go that way.

  3. avatar Geoff PR says:

    What kind of groups is he getting now?

    (Running like Hell…)


    1. avatar Matt in TX says:

      Shouldn’t that be “Groupies”?

  4. avatar Noire says:

    I was hoping for a guitar that could shoot. This was just a butchering of a perfectly good guitar and a lot of wasted man hours. I’m sure some trendy somewhere in tight jeans thinks this is cool.

    1. avatar Jason Byrne says:

      Man hours that could have been better spent commenting on blogs.

  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Now he needs to play some Jimi Hendrix “machine gun”

    1. avatar Chris T from KY says:


    2. avatar Lotek says:

      Or ACDC ” Gone Shootin”

  6. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    Wasn’t this already a Ted Nugent album cover?

    1. avatar Chris T from KY says:

      That was only a painting. No real guitar used.

  7. avatar Omer Baker says:

    That was AWE-SOME. At first I thought to make the switch the trigger but the whammy is WAY BETTER. I’m floored.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “I’m floored.”

  8. avatar Andy says:

    I think I’ll stick with Telecasters.

  9. avatar Pantera Vazquez says:

    Evolution of the “axe” .

  10. avatar Flubnut says:

    A very interesting build, but not really my cup of tea. Rob Allen ( came up with something a bit more classic:

    1. avatar Roymond says:

      Oh, yay — inlay. Big whoop.

      Now, if he’d built a concealed-carry compartment into the guitar, I’d be impressed.

  11. avatar Kevin b says:

    Bandsaws terrify me.

    1. avatar Matt in TX says:

      We should ban them, for the children.

  12. avatar Roymond says:

    I’m disappointed it isn’t a working gun. It would give a whole new meaning to saying, “Knock ’em dead!” as a performer goes on stage.

  13. avatar andrew says:

    Awesome, however the gold paint spoiled everything IMHO.
    Black true CCCP instead of gangsta gold would have been waaaaay better.

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