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Pac-Man Guitar

This guitar was made in 1998 at the request of Dave "Timely" Winer of the Howards and the Baltimores. He called my bluff after I replied, "Not only can I build it, I can make the headstock blink as well!"

A variable-speed knob is located on the eyeball so you can synchronize the blinker to the beat. There is also an emergency push-button kill switch (another request of the client).

"People always ask me where I got it. It gets a lot of attention. What most people don't realize is that aside from being really cool looking it's an extremely well crafted and easy to play instrument." - Dave Winer

NOTE: This guitar is a one-of-a-kind and not part of Specimen's available portfolio of instruments.


Neck: Two octave maple neck
Scale length: 25-1/2"
Fretboard: Ebony, three large round mother-of-pearl fretboard markers
Headstock: Twelve blinking light bulbs nestled beneath translucent white acrylic on headstock
Tuners: Geared banjo tuners
Body: Double black-bound body made of basswood and finished in yellow cellulose lacquer
Pickup: Two single-coil pickups with yellow covers
Controls: One control each for volume and tone
Bridge: Traditional vintage-style tremolo bridge