Outrageous Guitars!
The Black Kaoss Manson
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Taken from: http://www.musewiki.org/images/Kaoss_Manson.jpg
This guitar was custom made and bought by Matthew Bellamy, the guitarist from the band Muse, for their album Black Holes And Revelations. The guitar was manufactured by Manson, one of the most well-renowned custom guitar shops in all of England. What makes this guitar special is that it has a built in effects processor pad, which gives Muse their distinct sound which is completely their own. To use the touchpad all Bellamy has to do is touch it while playing with the strings at the same time!

Information adapted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Bellamy#Custom_Hugh_Manson_instruments

Here is a video review of a guitar that is very similar in style to the Black Kaoss Manson, as used by Matt Bellamy of Muse:

Pikasso Custom 42-String Guitar!!!

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This beast of a guitar was custom made for Pat Metheny, an American jazz guitarist and frontman of the Pat Metheny Group. This hunk of wood sports 42 strings, arranged in various groups of different numbers and thicknesses of strings. As shown, the guitar has four sets of parallel-running strings, so it's almost like four guitars in one! The guitar was crafted by a Canadian luthier named Linda Manzer. Metheny has used this guitar on many of his studio albums, including Quartet and Imaginary Day. This guitar is truly unique and the only one of its kind!!

Information adapted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Metheny

The following video shows this wicked guitar in action!