Sometimes when you go searching for unique guitars to add to your wish list you come across that little something that blows your mind. When guitars have been doing the same thing and have been built using the same technologies for so long, those little differences can really make you think. The Tour Bus guitar by Sébastien Gavet is one of those guitars that blows your mind and makes you think.
I intentionally used the word little in my opening paragraph because it is the size of this guitar that is partially responsible for this guitar’s uniqueness. The main reason for this guitar’s uniqueness however is this guitar’s ability to transform from its initial size and design into something slightly larger while retaining the ergonomics that are commonplace on most modern guitars. You simply have to view the videos and animations on the Tour Bus Guitars website to see what I am talking about.
The image below shows you how the guitar looks when you are ready to play it. The extensions you see—the pieces protruding from the main body—blend perfectly into the back of the guitar when not in use. Carrying this guitar around is not dissimilar to carrying around a pool cue stick (or similarly sized small bag). This is even the case when you have a full tremolo on your guitar. I mention this because the customisation on these guitars is very impressive.
The guitars look amazing, sound amazing (in the videos mention previously) and are basically an amazing concept. You’ve got to love that.
Disclaimer: I’ve not played this guitar. I have not experienced the sound or feel of this guitar. That doesn’t matter. It looks awesome, it’s obviously played by winners and I want one.