Alt News August 2, 2013
Behold, Internet: A Guitar That Is Also A Flamethrower

Pyrotechnics and rock and roll are a natural fit - just ask Metallica.

But until now, the instruments and the flames were usually separated.

Enter amateur flamethrower enthusiast John Springer.

guitar-flamethrower.jpgIn the video above (the first episode of Springer's new web series, 'Flamethrower-It'), Springer demonstrates several of the flamethrower/guitar hybrids he's created, and talks about the process of building them and refining the hot, rocking technology.

As for why he started building guitars that shoot flames, he explained his reasoning to the website Hackaday: "I noticed an unfortunate lack of many flamethrower guitars on the web so I filled the need." Sounds about right.

So far, he's built at least six playable guitars that double as flamethrowers, including one video game controller. His original prototype was able to shoot a six-foot flame for about 40 seconds.

By the time he got to Mark V (codename: "& the Kitchen Sink"), he'd built a guitar made out of Lego that could shoot 18-foot flames in a variety of colours. Rock and roll.

Via Hackaday



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