Guitar Boy is a working Game Boy and guitar

For many guitarists, riffs and gaming are natural bedfellows, but they've never been integrated quite so seamlessly as on the Guitar Boy, a hybrid guitar and handheld console.

Put together by YouTube user fibbef s for the BitFix Gaming forum's 2015 Game Boy Classic build-off, the Guitar Boy is made up of parts from a Peavey Rockmaster, but there's also a 5" monitor and 2200mAh battery installed, while a Raspberry Pi runs the Boy's in-built games - fibbef shares how he put the instrument together in his build diary.

You can see the Guitar Boy in action above - we'll admit that having strings over the screen won't make for the easiest pixel-perfect jumps in Super Mario Land, but we appreciate the fact that the A and B buttons double as volume and tone controls.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.