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Our editors have compiled a list of five, tech-related guitars you can't buy. If we happened to miss any, please leave us a comment. "Continue reading" for the full list.

Sega Genesis Electric Guitar

Yes, the guitar actually works, but unfortunately the console is just for show.

The Escopetarras: Gun + Guitar

The Escopetarras combines a guitar and gun into one device It was created by Cesar Lopez, who got the inspiration "while standing outside a bombed Bogotá club and noticing the similarities between his guitar and a soldier’s rifle."
Partnering up with musical instrument craftsman, Luis Alberto Paredes, he has been creating the instruments ever since. Initially made out of Winchester rifles, they are now made mostly from everyone’s favorite Cold War assault rifle, the AK47
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Touchscreen Guitar

Phil decided to install a Kaoss Pad directly onto his guitar. First, he needed to find a guitar with enough space on the body (Epiphone Les Paul Special 2) and then he custom mounted the touchscreen. More information here.
The Kaoss Pad is a touchpad MIDI controller, sampler, and effects processor for audio and musical instruments made by Korg
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NES Guitar

NESPaul has created the world's first functional NES guitar using his original system from when he was 10-years old.
How much would you pay for one of these babies? This god of a man sacrificed his NES, the best system evar, to make a freakin' awesome guitar. Unlike the Halo fanboy who made the rocket launcher, this awesome project is actually functional
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Face-Controlled Electric Guitar

David Merrill "mapped the output of a real-time face-tracker onto the parameters of an audio effects processor" in his Facial Control for Electric Guitar project.
A modified real-time head-tracker communicates via a TCP/IP socket connection to a custom server program. The server manages the mapping of sensed gesture onto control messages, which it sends to a guitar effects processor via MIDI messages
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