Guitar Gear Gems: IKEA Guitar, Eric Krasno sig and Muse Prototype
Three very different and unique guitars that you have to check out this week
This week on Guitar Gear Gems we check out the IKEA guitar that is made from recycled IKEA furniture and looks great. Then we have a peek at the latest D’Angelico Guitars signature model and the new Manson Guitar Works Matt Bellamy Strta-style guitar that he has been seen playing live with Muse.
Literally made using recycled IKEA furniture this guitar actually looks really nice and has a really nice style. It was built by YouTuber Tchiks Guitars from Brussels, Belgium and the self-taught guitar maker documented his work.
The guitar uses the following IKEA parts. The neck is made from a STUVA cot and the body used the HENRIKSDAL chair and a LACK shelf. Next, the fretboard was made using an MÅLERÅS picture ledge.
He then used the APTILIG chopping board for the control knobs and finally the output jack plate was made using the LILANGEN door handle and the strap buttons can from a KALLAX insert knob.
Check out the video below to see the whole process explained.
Deluxe Eric Krasno Brighton
Next up D’Angelico has revealed their new Deluxe Eric Krasno Brighton signature model and it features two single-coil pickups in humbucker-sized cases. These ‘Strat in Humbucker’ pickups were developed with Seymour Duncan’s USA Custom Shop exclusively for this particular signature model.
Elsewhere, it comes with a solid Swamp Ash body and a set-thru C-shape three-piece maple neck with a 12″ radius rosewood fretboard. It has 22 Jescar 47/104 nickel silver frets, a TUSQ nut and a set of Grover 509 Super Rotomatic locking tuners.
At the body, there is a tried and tested Tune-o-Matic bridge and stop bar tailpiece setup.
Looks like a pretty stunning guitar and it sounds great in the demo video below. I like this one a lot and it looks like a workhorse instrument.
MSRP – USD 2299.99
Muse’s Will Of The People world tour is in full swing and frontman Matt Bellamy has specified a Strat-style guitar from his Manson Guitar Works company. As Matt owns part of the company it couldn’t have been hard to convince them to make it.
The prototype has custom Manson pickups and comes in a Desert Sunburst finish with a blue-mirrored pickguard. The pickups are neck and middle single coils with a stacked bridge pickup designed by Manson’s Simon Thorn. It has a Gotoh 510 bridge and the rear of the alder body has a carved belly cut for comfort.
If you go to see Muse live whilst they are on tour then you will no doubt get to hear it in action.
- Tchiks Guitars: YouTube/Tchiks Guitars
- Strat-voiced single coils: D'Angelico
- Muse Strat?: Instagram/Mansion Guitar Works
That IKEA guitar looks hideous