Electric Beamer II - Guitar Made from BMW Engine
The Electric Beamer II from AM Guitars is a one-of-a-kind guitar made from recycled materials, specifically a BMW's engine intake manifold.
This unique (or odd depending on your taste) guitar is not just meant to be displayed, behind it's museum looks, it offers full electric guitar functionality.
The Electric Beamer II is part of AM Guitar's "One of a Kind" Series of instruments, which as the name suggests, are guitars that are truly unique. Aside from being a one of a kind guitar, these guitars feature interesting recycled parts, which in the case of the Electric Beamer II, is a BMW. AM Guitars aims to contribute not only to the world of music and art, but to also help raise awareness on recycling and better waste management. AM Guitars' philosophy is to always utilize recycled items to build guitars.
The idea behind this guitar was said to have been born out of accident. While wondering around a junkyard, the luthier chanced upon a part with an interesting shape which he brought to his shop. The part turned out to be an engine intake manifold of a BMW.
The Electric Beamer II guitar is built around the said engine, following its natural shape. To make it look a bit conventional, wood is used on the sides as inspired by classical nylon guitar designs. The wood parts that were used came from a recycled walnut floor.
This BMW engine guitar features a maple neck that runs through the body and is topped with an ebony fingerboard. A custom aluminum logo is then created for the headstock.
Being equipped with a pair of EMG active humbuckers, one can conclude that this guitar is meant for rockers. The guitar also features a Gotoh hardtail bridge and Planet Waves auto-trim locking tuners.
You can check out the guitar in action along with other unique guitars in the video below:
If you are looking to find a one-of-a-kind guitar and you have the money to burn, then you can go to Rudy's Music Stop in Manhattan to get this special instrument. The Electric Beamer II is currently on sale there with a price of $20,000.
For more information, and to check out their other unique recycled guitars, you can visit AM Guitars.
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