This Nintendo Guitar Let's You Shred and Play Games at the Same Time
Embedded with the guts of an NES Classic, Randy Garcia's Guitendo is a functioning electric guitar and a video game system.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “You know what would make this Nintendo Entertainment System even cooler? If it were also a guitar.” If that is truly a thought you have actually had, then a small company called Guitendo has you covered.
Guitendo specializes in making guitars out of broken video game consoles. The standard model, priced at $450, is a six-string electric guitar with an NES for the body, a fixed bridge, a single single-coil pickup or humbucker, and a volume knob. Additionally, it is available for both right-handed and left-handed configurations at no additional costs. Any additional options, like a middle pickup or kill switch will cost extra. If you’re a bassist, the Guitendo is also available as a bass starting at $475.
At the end of the day, as Randy Garcia (maker of Guitendo) says, “the sky is the limit” as far as what you want out of your guitar. If you have an idea that seems feasible, Garcia will attempt to get it done. This is demonstrated in this video, where Garcia embeds an NES Classic into the guitar so you can rock out while playing your favorite classic Nintendo games. All you need is a few cables and enough shelf space to get it booted up. If you’re not a fan of the NES, then you could use a different console like this PS2 guitar — aptly named BassStation2 — but it won’t be a functioning console.
If you are interested in purchasing a Guitendo guitar, you can either visit the website and contact Garcia via email or go to Reverb and get one there. If you’re feeling lucky, Reverb and YouTuber Rob Scallon have collaborated to give one of these guitars away. You can check out the video below that is vaguely reminiscent of that old eBaumsWorld video but better.