The W125-001 is a lightweight aluminium Telecaster style electric guitar.
This guitar is inspired by the 1930s Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union grand prix cars. These cars were famously known as "Silver Arrows" because of their raw aluminium bodies, and incredible power and speeds at which they ran.
It is particularly inspired by Rudolf Caracciola's W125 Mercedes-Benz used during the 1937 German Grand Prix, which used the number 12; and finished first ahead of two other silver arrows cars (Mercedes teammate Manfred von Brauchitsch, and Auto Union rival Bernd Rosemeyer), which completely destroyed the competition by finishing over four minutes ahead of the field.
The W125-001 features a wooden body and neck covered in aluminium; hand cut and shaped aluminium control plates, pickguard, knobs and pickup cover (which holds two single-coil pickups); and special spanner screws (which are the same tamper proof screws that were used on the original silver arrows race cars). The neck has been hand painted to imitate a dull and very dark petrified wood that contains mostly carbon. The strap is 100% cotton in white, in style of the drivers uniforms used in the 1930s.
MP1-001, by Mick Cohagen
The MP1-001 guitar is part of a Pangaea inspired multimedia project entitled No. 01517478. It consists of audio, video, clothing, music equipment, and displays.
The base of this guitar consists of a 1969 reissue Fender Mustang clone body, and a 1972 Fender Music Master neck. This guitar features a flat white/blue white finish with a flamed maple pickguard hand-painted to look like petrified wood; genuine triceratops vertebra knobs; genuine spinosaurus tooth and imitation petrified wood tremolo; a repainted Seymour Duncan JB JR with triceratops bone dust; and a worsted wool/leather/silk strap.
FGP2-001, by Mick Cohagen
Between design, research and development, and actual physical work; 400+ hours of work has went into this (all work has been completed by myself).
The design is based off of 60s Framus Strato de Luxe and Fender Maurader Type I guitars. The guitar used for this project is a 2008 Squier Jagmaster.
The Jagmaster had its offensive polyurethane finished stripped, and was replaced with a hand-painted imitation petrified wood finish. The plastic pickguard was replaced with hand made copper control plates in which the top control plate acts as a proximity control to kill the volume; while an ostrich skin pickguard hides four pickups powered by a bespoke booster unit.
This guitar also features a hand made strap made of worsted wool and silk, topped off with emu skin armour.
The crest on the headstock is a design based off the Bruce McLaren-era McLaren team logo.
Unlike the MP1-001, this guitar is designed to withstand balls out rock action.
Technologie de luxe!
Sushi Girl, by James Larsen
Couldn't find much about this guitar, apart that it was made by James Larsen in Tucson, AZ. Larsen produces these guitars under the "Girl Brand Guitars" moniker.
Sushi Girl features a "Giant Squid feeling peckish" inlay on the neck and continues the theme with a "See-through Plexi-Top with actual, real plastic imitation Sushi on a plate looking out at you!" A clever design that takes the tele form to a completely new level. Guitar maker Chris Larson uses a wide array of techniques and materials to create guitars that not only look interesting, but guitars that have unique sounds that guitar players find irresistible - the pickups are made by Dave Schecter (formerly of Shecter Guitars) himself, and include a transformer circuit that enhance the electronics of the guitar.
A Digitech Whammy Pitch-shifter pedal and a Boss overdrive pedal, painted in white and prettied up with ostrich skin, by Mick Cohagen.
www.mikecohagen.com - Mike Cohagen's homepage
www.girlbrand.com - James Larsen's Girl Brand Guitars homepage (an online scandal in web design lol)