Eastwood Guitars is launching a find the “World’s Ugliest Guitar” contest, with the winning entry to be re-created in a limited-edition run. Eastwood is gathering opinions with an interactive voting system at facebook.com/EastwoodGuitars1.
This page offers a choice of eight of the world’s “most extreme mistakes” in mass-produced guitars from the past 50 years. Round one is underway, this collection focuses on what may be the worst (or best) of the kooky retro vintage era including “the Soviet answer to the Telecaster” – 1969 Tonika EGS-650; the 1970 Czechoslovakian rocker – the Jolana Star IX and a crazy concoction from Italian guitar genius Antonio Pioli – the Wandré Sacrabeo.
“To say these oddballs are ugly is a little harsh,” said Mike Robinson, President and founder of Eastwood Guitars. “They are all over the top and we know that a lot of our fans would love to have any one of these guitars. After all, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”