NAMM Oddities 2003 The Other Room
Guitars Goodies Percussion Instruments Techno Geek Toys You Figure It Out

Delmundo Acoustic Guitars

Delmundo was showing a number of beautiful acoustic guitars unlike anything I've seen before.

Delmundo Guitars
2027 S. Victoria Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 731-3305




Minarik Inferno Guitar

This goes well beyond a simple flame paint job. I suppose if you owned one of the Delmundo acoustics you'd have to have an electric at least this extravagant to keep up.

Minarik Guitars
413 Ross Street
Glendale, CA 91207
(818) 243-3733

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Rat Fink

Here's a guitar inspired by the custom car work of "Big Daddy" Ed Roth. It comes complete with pinstrips and neon lime green pick guard and headstock plate.

There is also a matching bass, guitar amp, and barstool should you wish to go whole hog, or rat as the case may be.

Lace Music Products
5561 Engineer Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
(714) 896-2776



289 FIA Cobra Guitar

If your taste in automobile guitars runs more to the sporty side you could pick up one of these Shelby Cobra-inspired guitars. As with the car, you will pay for the performance. The introductory price for this guitar is a mere $5,599

606 Post Road East, Suite 525
Westport, Connecticut 06880
(877) 289-3421




The Veleno Ankh

What would and edition of the Oddities be without a guitar made from metal?

Velano is now incorporating some sort of "fingerprint" into each of their guitars so they can keep a detailed record of the history of each instrument.

Look no further to establish your musical Pagan credibility.

Velano Instrument Company
P.O. Box 55268
St. Petersburg, FL 33732
(727) 526-8656


The Bootsy Collins Space Bass

Washburn is only making 100 of these star-shaped basses and you can have one for only $4,500. I did a little poking around and found that you can buy them for $3,500 if you order direct from Boosty's webpage

On Saturday at the show Washburn had Bootsy there signing autographs alongside Praxis bandmate Buckethead. That was quite a pair to behold.

Washburn International
444 East Courtland St.
Mundelein, IL 60060
(847) 949-8444




Burrell Guitars

Do not attempt to adjust your set. This guitar is indeed as twisted as it looks, even the neck has a slight twist.

Burrell Guitars
1919 Madison Avenue
Huntington, WV 25704
(304) 429-4848




Emerald Guitars

I was drawn to this carbon fiber acoustic guitar because of it's unique paint job. After checking out their website I found that they built an incredible guitar for Steve Vai. That one would have been one of the NAMM Oddities greatest hits.

Emerald Guitars
Cavanacaw, St, Johnston
Co. Donegal, Ireland
+353 74 48019


Conklin double neck bass

Some bass payers only need four strings. For those that yearn for more here's a double neck bass that's got seven strings on each neck. The upper neck is fretted and the lower one is fretless.

Conklin Guitars and Basses
P.O. Box 1394
Springfield, MO 65801
(417) 886-3525




Italia Monza guitar

These guitars come with something they call an amp pod. It's a small amp that's got a 1/4" jack that allows it to essentially dock with the guitar. You can use this to warm up before a show and then leave it backstage when it's time to play.

LPD Music
32575 Industrial Drive
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 585-9630



Pignose Guitars

This year Pignose was show two new guitars with built-in amplifiers. The electric guitar has what looks like a car stereo speaker. It was fairly loud and had decent low frequency response, and as you might imagine, very good sustain.

3051 Coleman St.
N. Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 648-2444



Warwick Vampyre

Warwick basses keep getting meaner and meaner looking. Someday they'll actually get to the point were the looks catch up with the sound.

Warwick GmbH
Gewerbegebiet Wohlhausen
08258 Markneukirchen/Germany




ESP Guitars

ESP didn't fail to produce a large number of NAMM Oddity contenders.


ESP Guitar Company
10903 Vanowen St., unit A
North Hollywood, CA 91605
(800) 423-8388




The Hellion guitar

When you think about it, making a flying V into a batwing makes perfect sense. This one comes complete with pentagram inlays to complete your prince of darkness motif.

DiPinto Guitars
P.O. Box 29453
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(215) 427-7805



Siegmund Guitars

Another interesting and unique guitar, this time from Oddities first-timer Seigmund

Siegmund Guitars & Amplifiers
(818) 353-5558



Warrior Isabella 15-string

It's funny how a carved top 15-string bass nearly doesn't make the list these days.

Warrior Instruments
93 Direct Connection Drive
Rossville, GA 30741
(706) 891-3009



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