13 EVIL Halloween Themed Guitars

Neal Beedie October 27, 2013 19

With Halloween fast approaching we thought it would be a fun idea to take a look at some of the most ghastly, freakishly EVIL custom guitars out there.  Here are 13 of the most vile creations we could find…

Most of these guitars are custom, one-of-a-kind models but that’s just the route you will most likely need to take if you want something as far-fetched and outrageous as these.  I can’t see Fender doing a new model featuring a 3D demon skull with flashing eyes any time soon!

This list isn’t ranked by order of EVIL, but I’ve certainly left the most gruesome and disturbing of all til last.  You may want to steer clear of the end of page because what appears there truly is the stuff of nightmares – evil incarnate some might say!

ESP LTD Devil Girl

This guitar was made in 2002 and i’m guessing it wasn’t ESP’s best selling guitar that year – it regularly makes the ‘ugliest guitar’ lists that you can find scattered around teh interwebz.

ESP Ltd Devil Girl Halloween Guitar

Hutchinson Nurgle Guitar

James Hutchinson is a UK based artist who creates very themed and highly stylised guitars. The inspiration for the Nurgle Les Paul came from the Warhammer 40,000 universe in which Nurgle is the God of death and decay. The guitar top is heavily corroded and eaten away by rust and worm holes.

Hutchinson Nurgle Steampunk Guitar Halloween

McSwain Frankenstein Guitar

Tired of seeing the same old guitars and designs, artist, luthier & musician Stephen McSwain decided to create a new breed of guitar that he likes to call “functional art.”  Each instrument is hand-made, one at a time, and has unique characteristics that make it a highly collectible guitar or piece of art, depending on how you look at it.

Former Evanescence guitar player Ben Moody is the current owner of this particular one.

ESP Flaming Skull Guitar

Another ghastly guitar from ESP, this one is designed by Jimmy DiResta.  It’s certainly very shiny, and gives off an almost liquid-like appearance! Looks like a great guitar for players who like to adopt a classical sitting position – that mouth seems like it would slot over your leg quite nicely!

ESP Flaming Skull Guitar Halloween

Ibanez Devil Mask J-Custom

This is a one of a kind Ibanez J-Custom, hand carved in Japan in 1998 for a guitar gallery in Orlando, Florida.  This was on sale for a cool $5000 and you can see why when you look at the detail involved in the carving of this guitar.

Photos were hard to come by, but fortunately there’s a great video of it on YouTube.  As you can see from the video you can see straight through the mouth of the carving, sort of like an evil version of Steve Vai’s monkeygrip! \m/

Schecter Custom Shop Coffin Guitar

This is a 2009 USA Custom Shop offering from Schecter.  Whoever airbrushed those skulls has some crazy skills, they look absolutely killer!  Doesn’t come cheap at almost a $5000 RRP ;)

Schecter Custom Shop Skulls Coffin Guitar Halloween

Ironside Ghostrider Guitar

Robert Ironside builds guitars which have been intricately carved to produce what are essentially works of art.  Robert doesn’t rely on paint to produce these stunning guitars, it’s all done by hand with a chisel!

Visit their website if you like what you see to order one of your own!  Don’t expect it to be cheap though, guitars don’t come much more ‘handmade’ than these!

Ironside Ghostrider Guitar Carved Skull Halloween

Hembry Dragon Guitar

Is it a dragon, or is it the devil?  Whatever it is, it’s pretty scary looking!  For added bad-assery the eyes also light up! Check out more crazy evil designs at Hembry Guitars

Hembry Carved Devil Guitar Halloween

George Lynch Custom Skull & Bones Guitar

This guitar was hand-carved for George Lynch by famous Hollywood horror movie make-up artist Johnny Frog.  It was made in conjunction with Ed Roman Guitars.

George Lynch Skull Bones Guitar Halloween Frog

Lieber Guitars Gigerstein Guitar

This guitar was commissioned by Chris Stein of Blondie and is based on the works of H.R. Giger, an artist who is most famously known for his work in the movie ‘Alien’.  The bio-mechanical body design is hand carved in wood and is adorned with carbon graphite, assorted biological materials and bronze castings. Lieber Guitars

With this guitar being so utterly badass you’d think there would be some high quality photos of it – unfortunately not :(

Lieber Guitars Gigerstein Halloween

Custom Paintjob

Of course, if these outrageous guitars are little OTT for you, then you could consider getting a more straightforward custom paint job by your friendly neighbourhood artist.  Or failing that why not try a stock guitar with a crazy finish like this Washburn Murderweapon?

Washburn Murder Weapon Guitar Halloween

Or how about Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and his famous signature Karloff the Mummy ESP?

Kirk also owns a few other guitars with similar horror themed finishes, be sure to check out his famous Ouija Board ESP and the less publicly seen Red Frankenstein ESP!

Kirk Hammett Karloff Mummy ESP Guitar Halloween

And the Winner Is…

MY EYES!!!! MY EYES!!!!……… Oh the humanity!!! The Justin Bieber signature Gibson is the true stuff of nightmare.
Happy Halloween everybody! :D

Justin Bieber Signature Gibson Les Paul

Post some of your favorite evil themed guitars in the comments section below.

19 Comments »

  1. Alessio October 23, 2010 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    ahahahah! Oh my the last one is terrible!!!
    Well talking about halloween how not to mention the incredible George Lynch's custom model by J.Frog at Ed Roman's factory?
    http://lynchmob.hp.infoseek.co.jp/George%20Lynch….

    Kirk Hammet's Mummy and Dracula custom graphics:
    http://www.gitaar.net/forum/index.php/file/3/131/…
    http://www.competition-specialties.com/pics/guita…

  2. Alessio October 23, 2010 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Oh and go check the carving work on this strat http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs39/f/2008/312/a/b/3_…

    This guy is insane! If you want to see the entire gallery go here: http://vankuilenburg.deviantart.com/gallery/#carv…

    • Neal October 24, 2010 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      Holy freaking moly, those are off the hook!! I might try and add these to the post if I get a chance, I had to stop after 10 guitars cos I was off to see Joe Satriani that night! :)

      • Alessio October 25, 2010 at 9:52 pm - Reply

        Ahah! Glad you liked it!
        I'll go to see Joe Satriani on the 12th of November probably, cause he will be playing in my city! ^^

  3. Chuck October 24, 2010 at 1:09 am - Reply

    I want the bieber fever guitar!!! LOL!

    • Neal October 24, 2010 at 4:15 pm - Reply

      Hah, i'll need to make you an 8-string version! I guess that would be even more wrong lol :p

  4. Addison October 26, 2010 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    The "Gigerstein" is probably the creepiest guitar I have ever seen. It was designed by HR Giger for Chris Stein of Blondie and built by Thomas Lieber. http://www.lieberguitars.com/guitars/gigerstein/

    • Neal October 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm - Reply

      Another awesome one, thanks Addison. I'd be scared to damage the fingers on that, they look pretty delicate! I've added this to the article :)

  5. Alisha January 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    I swear to god the last one is just… ughhhhh *shivers*
    I'd buy the last one just so I could burn it :P

    • Neal January 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      Well the way Gibson are going these days I wouldn't be surprised if they gave old Bieber a signature at some point :p I'll join you at the bonfire on that day…

  6. scraggs January 24, 2011 at 2:10 am - Reply

    please tell me that last one is just photoshoped and not real !!! pleaseeeeeee say it aint so, i will stop buying gibson guitars if they gonna start doing that shit

    • Neal January 24, 2011 at 11:15 am - Reply

      I Photoshopped that one yeah – hopefully Gibson will never stoop to such a low :)

  7. Ger February 12, 2011 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Talking about evil guitars… watch this (including the evil Chanel guitar and.. eh… more evilish stuff) http://daddy.forumco.com/topic.asp?whichpage=0.93…

    • Neal February 13, 2011 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Oh god, and there was me thinking the wangcaster was the most vile guitar I'd ever seen :D

  8. renae a June 12, 2012 at 11:00 pm - Reply

    the last one is a sin against humanity. i dont know why he is so popular. he cant sing, he isnt cute, he sounds like a girl for crying out loud. call me up for that bonfire. i will dance around that fire in joy that it would be totally demolished :/

  9. Michael Cox October 15, 2012 at 4:11 am - Reply

    You couldn’t make a scarier guitar than that last one if its’ sound hole was a portal to hell.

  10. Eking December 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    the funny thing is, bieber is a lefty actually^^

  11. Steve November 29, 2013 at 9:13 pm - Reply

    I’m a lefty too having that in common with him makes me want to cut my hand off and burn it in the eternal fires of hell and to top it off my daughter loves him FML

  12. Adam January 9, 2014 at 11:40 am - Reply

    i love that numbver 1 i will buy it and shove it into a fire and probaly the person on it thats how much i love that number1 awww

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