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.


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



Pan500 May 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

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



StarvinPilgrim May 3, 2013 at 05:58 am

That’s much nicer!


dave w May 3, 2013 at 06:00 am

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


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


junyo May 3, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Black dude in Manhattan with an AK.


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


SittingDown May 4, 2013 at 01:44 pm

And everyone else next to him.



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