Ugly Guitar Building Contest Update!

Songs in the Key of Ug.

I had no frickin’ idea that the Bad Body Building Contest would strike such a chord with readers. Granted, it’s not the prettiest of chords. I think it might be the one shown here.

Seriously — in 24 hours, I received well over 100 creations. I am humbled. I am moved. I am nauseous.

I’m posting a few “favorites” as a slideshow. This is only the tip of the iceberg. (“Iceberg” may not be the best metaphor, though. Perhaps if you envision a huge floating mass made of bacon grease, My Little Pony figurines, and moldy iceberg lettuce….) There are many, many amazing ones posted here.

Luthier: AiXeLysD13

Luthier: AiXeLysD13

Luthier: Andrew Lund

Luthier: Andrew Lund

Luthier: Gavin

Luthier: Gavin

Luthier: Brian Sullivan

Luthier: Brian Sullivan

Luthier: Christopher Buyak

Luthier: Christopher Buyak

Luthier: Steve

Luthier: Steve

Luthier: Karen Campbell

Luthier: Karen Campbell

Luthier: wariomt

Luthier: wariomt

Luthier: Matt Fleming

Luthier: Matt Fleming

Luthier: Micah Houchin

Luthier: Micah Houchin

Luthier: Thee Mighty Mighty

Luthier: Thee Mighty Mighty

Luthier: Litos

Luthier: Litos

Luthier: AiXeLysD13 thumbnail
Luthier: Andrew Lund thumbnail
Luthier: Gavin thumbnail
Luthier: Brian Sullivan thumbnail
Luthier: Christopher Buyak thumbnail
Luthier: Steve thumbnail
Luthier: Karen Campbell thumbnail
Luthier: wariomt thumbnail
Luthier: Matt Fleming thumbnail
Luthier: Micah Houchin thumbnail
Luthier: Thee Mighty Mighty thumbnail
Luthier: Litos thumbnail

It’s not too late to waste otherwise productive time making ugly pictures join the fun! Here’s a list of online guitar visualization tools:

USA Custom Guitars
Fender Guitar Builder
Bailey Guitars
Frank Montag
Warmoth Body Builder

The contest runs till Sunday at midnight, Pacific Coast Time (GMT-8). Winners get announced on Monday. Post your creations to comments.

2 comments to Ugly Guitar Building Contest Update!

  • All you need to do is link to the Firebird X guitar at Gibson’s site. Instant fugly guitar! It don’t get no fugglier. After that the Zoot Suit SG and BFG is a close second and third.

  • The whole thing has been some seriously fantastic fun.  Ha ha.