Hey, tree-huggers! Move along, nothing to see here!

Except an image gallery of guitars that are primarily not made from wood.

Let’s face it, with all the drama Gibson has been experiencing with their choices of wood, and their documentation of said wood, and the whole thing about the environment and saving trees – it does seem that looking into some other materials might be an option.

Everything these days can be made from a multitude of different materials, but it seems that when they do it with guitars it’s regarded as a bit more radical than say – a plastic stapler.

Some of these materials, such as carbon fiber, aluminum, and lucite, actually have some pretty stunning tonal characteristics, so its nothing to write off as craziness.

Here are a few we have gathered up for this gallery – I’ll include some links at the bottom if we’ve actually done a story on any of them.

Click any image to enlarge – and find out what it’s made of!

So there you have it – 12 guitars not made from wood. The Kramer I suppose is the exception, since only the neck is aluminum, but I included that because it’s really interesting – the combination of wood and aluminum, plus it’s cool to know that Kramer actually began as a company that only made aluminum necked guitars.

We’ve done full articles on some of these guitars – which you can find right here:

Tim Monaghan (129 Articles)

Tim has been playing guitar & bass since he was 12 years old and has been in Jazz, funk, rock & metal bands. Influences include Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Doug Stegmeyer, Baden Powell, Steve Vai, and pretty much anyone else who has a unique style that expresses their individuality. One of Tim’s many hobbies is building, tweaking, and repairing basses and guitars.