Pac-Man Guitar

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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).

  • Neck

    Two octave maple neck

  • Scale length


  • 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

“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.