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Devil & Sons Skull and Crossbones guitars

Devil & Sons Skull and Crossbones guitars  ·  Source: Devil and Sons/YouTube

The new Skull and Crossbones Series is Devil and Sons Guitars’ latest range of guitar and bass incarnations based, funnily enough, on skulls!

Skull & Crossbones

Looking a little like something out of Spinal Tap, these quite un-scary looking skulls are all a bit tongue-in-cheek, fun and ridiculous all at once. They remind me a little of the ESP George Lynch Skull and crossbones model from the ’80s, yet not quite as cool.

I wrote about Devil and Sons ‘End Of The Road’ guitars back in 2016 and at least these new models don’t look like roadkill.

The series includes a flat top and an archtop guitar, plus a bass. They all look pretty weird and somewhat dated to my eye. But, I reckon someone out there will love them for what they are. I have a bit of a skull fixation myself and collect all manner of objects that are skull-shaped, but I have to say that these don’t really do it for me.

The Les Paul Jr-styled six-string flat top comes in at £699! I that’s a lot for something which looks a bit ‘home made’. I think I’d would pass on this and put my money into an ESP instead, or something else a bit more professional looking.

They could be pretty fun if you play in a covers band or some sought of Psychobilly outfit, though, I could easily see Demented Are Go playing one of these on stage…

Red Eyes

The guitars have skull-shaped tuning pegs and all three models have red LEDs in the eye cavities, which would look cool on a dimly lit stage. I could see these being a lot of fun to play in something like a theatre production or something a bit camp/kitsch and oddball.

Check out the demo video below and be sure to head over to the Devil & Sons website below, so you can check out these and some of their other weird and wonderful guitar creations. Okay, they aren’t to my taste exactly, but hey, you may love them!

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by Jef

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