DiResta AK-47 Guitar

The making of an incredible guitar commissioned by musician Wyclef Jean:

The guitar was made by a guy named Jimmy DiResta,  you can check out his other incredible work over at his DiResta websiteHow he managed to not chop a finger or two off on that band saw is also incredible;  I love how he uses it to sculpt the wood.

2:48 – High capacity 6 string assault magazine!  That Wyclef… always pushing the limits.

6:00 – Trigger controlled whammy.  INTERNETS = WON.

Wyclef brandishing that badboy on the mean streets of NYC for TMZ:

Seeing how political Wyclef’s music is, knew there was going to be something anti-gun and deep behind this little project.  Wait for it…… “we convert weapons into music” and then something about saving kids from gun culture all over the world.

Wyclef-Jean-Diresta-AK47-Guitar

There’s one other AK-47 Guitar I blogged about a while back which you can also check out.  It’s more authentic looking, not like something a flamboyant African warlord would have commissioned Elton John to design.

Thoughts?  When is the Deagle Brand Deagle guitar coming… maybe I’ll commission one just to troll.

Hat tip: James, Krystian, Eric

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Pan500 May 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

Sami Lopakka from Finnish doom metal-band KYPCK also has a nice AK-styled guitar.

http://www.kypck-doom.com/images/pop_engine_lopashnikov2.jpg

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StarvinPilgrim May 3, 2013 at 05:58 am

That’s much nicer!

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dave w May 3, 2013 at 06:00 am

african dude wearing shades with a gold ak?
– so common it borders on sociological cliché

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Bear May 3, 2013 at 07:18 am

The tone sounds like it sucks. Not a surprise with all the metal and the wierd property of the wood. NOT TO MENTION the bolted-on bits. These elaborate shop designs do not normally make for a soulful guitar.

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DB327 May 3, 2013 at 09:15 am

So… yeah, what’s the point again? “Converting weapons into musical instruments” … you mean that thing that looks like an airsoft gun that you actually didn’t convert into anything?

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Mitch May 3, 2013 at 09:16 am

No, moron… your guitar is not a converted weapon… it has no ak parts on it at all… all custom fabricated… bubble burst.

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Dennis May 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Agreed. There was no “conversion from an AK-47”. What an idiot. And you gotta love the TMZ guy perpetuating the stereotype that we should all run screaming from guns.

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SittingDown May 3, 2013 at 11:54 am

The dude making the guitar looks a little like Che holding that “AK.” Probably made Jane Fonda swoon.

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junyo May 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Black dude in Manhattan with an AK.

M’kay.

If that dude didn’t have a camera crew you know NYPD would have shot the fuck out of him.

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SittingDown May 4, 2013 at 01:44 pm

And everyone else next to him.

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