In the world of music, few instruments are as iconic and beloved as the guitar, and Absolute Radio has embarked on a mission to determine the greatest guitar anthem of all time, while celebrating some of the most outrageous and awe-inspiring custom guitars ever played by rock and metal icons.
As music fans gear up to vote for the greatest guitar anthem of all time, Absolute Radio has curated a collection of the most outrageous and awe-inspiring custom guitars ever played by rock and metal icons. From the sublime to the ridiculous, these instruments are guaranteed to turn heads and make a statement.
Some of the guitars on this list are pure gimmicks, but many are firmly rooted in rock and roll folklore – and a select few are among the greatest guitars in the history of the genre. Whether it’s Prince’s sleek and sexy Cloud guitar, or Brian May’s iconic Red Special, these instruments are as much a part of the music as the artists themselves.
The list of musicians whose guitars are featured reads like a who’s who of rock royalty, with names like Steve Vai, Metallica’s James Hetfield, and Led Zeppelin‘s John Paul Jones all represented. But it’s not just the classic rockers who make an appearance – there are also guitars from newer artists like Muse and Kings of Leon, as well as a surprise entry from comedy legend Bill Bailey.
As fans cast their votes for the greatest guitar anthem, they can also marvel at these incredible instruments and the artists who wielded them. Who will come out on top in the poll? Only time will tell, but one thing’s for sure – the guitar will always be at the heart of rock and roll.
Check them out below. Head over to Absolute Radio to vote for your fav anthem and see the full list of ‘wild’ guitars.