Watch a man play and shoot a guitar made from a shotgun

Shovels, microwaves, games consoles, skateboards… People will make guitars out of anything these days - including, it seems, shotguns.

In the video above, Indiana's Big Damn Band guitarist Rev. Peyton shows off some mean slide licks before interrupting his playing to unload his 12-gauge on an unsuspecting box.

Rev. Peyton has called shotgun on the concept behind the three-string Guitgun, but it turns out the instrument was put together pickup designer Bryan Fleming, who also hand-built the pickup for the instrument.

Regardless, judging from the right Rev's reaction to the guitar, it seems happiness really is a warm gun.

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.