Ping! Your microwave guitar is ready

We've heard of hot licks, but this microwave guitar takes instant noodling to a whole new level.

Built by YouTube user Moose ON, the instrument combines a Daewoo microwave with a Tele-style body, CND LP-esque neck and P-90 bridge pickup.

Moose also hammers his iPhone into the neck pickup position, although we haven't quite figured out why yet.

As you can hear, the guitar puts out some tasty tones - lest we forget it's packing a higher output than your average Marshall, with 800 watts of power.

It's sure to get your tunes on heavy rotation, not to mention curry favour with your audience - quite literally, if you get a ready meal or two cooking.

We'll reserve judgement on whether the microwave still works - and indeed, if it's actually safe to use - but we wouldn't advise trying this at home.

If you're keen to see more guitar/household item mash-ups, you're spoiled for choice - check out Fender Custom Shop's cardboard Strat, Prisma's skateboard guitars, Devil & Sons' Genesis/Mega Drive-bodied Segacaster, Rob Scallon's shovel guitar and the Guitar Boy, a working guitar/Game Boy hybrid.

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.