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The 30 Most Unique Looking Guitars at NAMM 2016

So many unique guitars this year.

So many unique guitars this year.

For the last few years, I have been going to the NAMM show, and always have been floored at the amount of artistry that goes into some of the guitars on display.

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While GearGods likes to cover the more technical aspects of the convention (head on over for 300 videos featuring product demos, announcements and performances), I prefer to make a list every year of the sexiest guitars. These are being judged purely for aesthetic purposes, and not for their playing ability. Without further ado…

This ridiculous 8-string Pratt Headless Bass

One of the first things I saw at the convention and certainly one of the more unique-looking basses around.
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This Gorgeous Sever Custom Guitar with Nightime Sunburst Finish

A guitar that looks like the sky at night!

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This ridiculous Rolling Stones tribute guitar

This is essentially a guitar you hang up on your wall, right? Unless you play in a Rolling Stones cover band, then it's perfectly fine to play this one live.

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ESP Custom Shinobi Guitar

This is the type of guitar you would never take out of the case.

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This Wooden Custom ESP Guitar

ESP really brought it. Not sure if you can tell from the photo, but the bevel on this one was nuts.

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This gorgeous Vigier strawberry swirl guitar

Never has a guitar finish made me want a milkshake more…

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Ibanez Steve Vai Special Editions

Only 77 of each of these have been made in celebration of Vai's legacy, and man are they gorgeous!

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Vox Starstream Guitars

I love a unique body, and these are some of the most unique I saw at the convention.

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Classic BC Rich Red

BC Rich understands that red = metal

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These gorgeous new EVH guitars

Eddie Van Halen's signature design will never go out of style for this dork. I love the different iterations this year.

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This gorgeous red Jackson guitar

Did I mention I'm a sucker for red guitars?

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This bright Charvel Neon Guitars

I'm also a sucker for neon guitars.

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Schecter Keith Merrow Signature

Speaking of neon guitars…

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Schecter GWAR Signature and Sean Yseult Signature Bass

I love a unique body on a guitar, so the accented V on the Mike Derks guitar is killer. Also, a coffin case bass? How metal!

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Schecter Shaun Morgan Signature

Schecter really killed it this year. I love the embossed bevel on this guitar.

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This unique 660 Guitar

So patriotic!

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These insane Ogre Guitars

Who would actually play these?

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The Gaudiest Guitars at NAMM

These two were in the same section and were unbelievable to look at.

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