The 'Pac-Man Guitar' rules

The best of all worlds in a custom instrument.

Specimen Products

Being of a certain vintage , we still have a soft spot for particular arcade classics from the '70s. (It doesn't hurt when they come with their own draft on tap .) So even though we're not into the whole guitar thing , we can't help but appreciate this one.

The "Pac-Man Guitar" is a 25.5-inch scale version of everyone's favorite insatiable yellow disc. And custom shop Specimen Products went well beyond the novelty factor, using "ebony, basswood, and maple with mother of pearl accents" to accompany the lacquer finish, according to Technabob.

As if all that weren't enough already, it has a dozen blinking lights that are controlled by a switch in the eyeball. We knew there was a reason we didn't throw away the belt .

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