1Musician Goes to the Grave in a Guitar Coffin: England
2Biker Creates a Guitar Motorcycle for His Cross Country Road Trip: USA
Built on a 650 Yamaha frame, Nelson has displayed his "Guitcycle" in museums and motorcycle, car, and art shows. His biggest showing to date, however, was probably a 1982 round trip road extravaganza between San Francisco and New York City that bestowed upon him the Ripley's Believe it or Not title of "the only guitar ever ridden coast to coast."
Living in Georgia now, Nelson continues to show off his boss guitar hog and also devotes energy to his charity for underprivileged children called Guitars Not Guns.
3Giant Guitar-Shaped Forest in Memory of a Lost Love: Argentina
Pedro Martin Utera, now 72 years old, created this oversized tribute out of more than 7,000 living trees. The strings are formed from six rows of eucalyptus arbors which contrast in color from the greener guitar body made from cypress trees. When seen from an aircraft above this sparse region it is particularly impressive. It is more than 2/3 of a mile long and is truly a labor of heartfelt love.
4A Guitar-Shaped Deck Floats Upon a Backyard Pond: Illinois, USA
5Cruisin' in a Guitar Car: California, USA
6Out to Sea on a Guitar-Shaped Boat: Australia
7Take a Bathroom Break on a Guitar-Shaped Toilet Seat: Kentucky, USA
8Country Western Singer Designs His Own Guitar House: Georgia, USA
Cardin constructed the 110-foot-long house by himself over the period of 16 years beginning in 1971. It is accurate, right down to the tuning pegs and strings that are formed from aluminum cables which stretch across the roof. In tribute to his dream abode, Mr. Cardin released an appropriately named country CD entitled "Living in an Old Guitar."
9Architect Designs a Guitar Staircase: India
The guitar's fret board has been recreated from the treads of stairs, while a niche in the wall serves as both a handrail and creates the illusion that a 3-dimensional guitar case has been opened up. A functional piece of home design, Dsouza has elevated rock-n-roll pop art in a chic and cool manner.
10Dive into the Blues in a Guitar Pool: Tennessee, USA
The very first guitar swimming pool was installed in the 1960's at the Oakville, Tennessee home of flamboyant country music singer Webb Pierce. Pierce allowed paid tours of his guitar pool, and during the mid-1970's it attracted over 30,000 tourists a week. Unhappy neighbors filed a law suit to stop the tours, so in response Pierce commissioned a duplicate guitar pool to be built in 1978 in Nashville, a few miles away.
This second guitar pool, pictured here, was part of a hotel chain for years until the building was converted to condos in 1986, where it still remains.