NES guitar

[Dave] set out to build the ultimate NES guitar. He’s apparently done a pretty good job, this thing is pretty remarkable. Every detail is covered in NES goodness. The body is a console, the head is a cartridge, his knobs are even replaced by goofy little heads of Mario and friends. We think he should do some custom pixel art inlays in the fretboard next. Skip to about 2:00 to hear him play a Nintendo medley on it.


  1. l says:

    Oh my wow

  2. monkeyslayer56 says:

    wow and a lot a NES items lately…

  3. Mielle says:

    Just missing a turtle plectrum, but nice! :)

  4. Skitchin says:

    Nice!…minus the whole defiling of a classic :P. I can’t seem to track down any pictures of the setup, but I wonder exactly how he reinforced this thing. Personally, I would have gone for a HSH or even just dual Humbuckers. It didn’t sound terrible, though it’s hard to tell if the intonation and everything is setup properly. It seems well built, though demonstration isn’t exactly glorifying. PLAY FREEBIRD! Combine this with the gameboy foot pedal for some serious OG thrashing.

  5. walt says:

    hey. that doesn’t sound anything like 8bit nintendo!

  6. drewg says:

    Cool, though I was kinda expecting the NES to be bent as well. Case mods are cool when done well, but so much more interesting if they retain (at least some of) their original functions.

  7. Dan says:

    I wonder if you have to blow in it and smack it 3 times to get it to start up properly.

  8. hoooooooooooorj says:

    I imagine there is actually at very least a 2×4 or similar running through the center of the body. You can see that there is wood coming out that the heel of the neck bolts onto at 2:19.

    Not terribly impressed, to be honest.

  9. sly says:

    he actually starts playing at 2:20 not 2:00

  10. sly says:

    and the nes melody at 3:00

  11. djrussell says:

    now YOUR playing with power? c’mon.

    somebody needs some rhythm too.

    overall it looks good though. nice nostalgic piece.

  12. roshamboe says:


  13. Hitek146 says:

    ^Yea, I noticed that, too… :)

  14. toon says:

    this guy needs a few guitar lessons.

  15. Nice but i expected to see the 8bit fuzz from FX doctor in there
    example vid on youtube

    the 8bit fuzz does a great job!

    but nice guitar anyway

  16. Jammin says:

    Lame pickups on there, you know mario doesn’t touch anything without humbuckers!

  17. he united 2 of the best things ever invented, the video game and the guitar.

    Now that´s what I call cool!

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