Image Gallery: Cool Guitar Knobs To Twist Your Image

Titanium Knobs on a Stratocaster

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Unique, Pretty, and Different Guitar Knobs

If you’re tired of the standard fare guitar knobs, there is plenty more to choose from. In fact, we found enough to fill many more image galleries but we chose these for the tasteful-lookin-good factor. We didn’t include any skull knobs, because – frankly I think skulls are a bit abused. If skulls could talk, they’d probably say, “Hey jerks, we used to be scary but ever since you put us on teenage girl’s shirts and earrings and your little brat’s onsies, the phone never rings anymore. Tim Burton in particular is a dweeb. Thanks alot.”

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Cocobolo Wooden Knobs

These are hand made by some of those weirdos up in Michigan, and you can find them at They are finished with Linseed oil, and hand made. Before I get any hate mail from Michiganders, I’ll add that I lived in Michigan, and it was one of my favorite places I’ve ever lived. Mostly because of all those weirdos.

Gretsch Arrow and Jewel Knobs

Gretsch is well known for their knobbery – and the three we’ve shown here are great examples of what Gretsch is capable of. They can all be purchased in multiple places around the web.

Peavey T-40 Bass Knobs

Yeah, they’re for a bass, and this is a guitar site, but I liked them so much that I decided to include them in this gallery. Betcha $50 I could make them stick to a guitar anyway. These might be a little harder to get ahold of due to their specific application, but I bet if you like them, you can find some. Best if you own a Peavey or if your name starts with “P”. If not, and you need a nickname that starts with “P”, email Smitch. He’ll hook you up, but you’re not guaranteed to like it, Pottynugget.

Philco Hex Knobs

These come off a radio, but we’ve seen them used on guitars. Make that guitar. I’ve only seen it once, but it looked pretty cool. On a glossy black H-S-H Strat with a black pick guard, they actually managed to look a little classy and not very old-school-radio-like. On the day they were installed, they became guitar knobs. These are also pretty easy to find on the web.

The Gibson Robot Knobs

You know the ones. The ones for the tuner. Everybody’s got an opinion on Gibson’s Robot thingy, but all opinions aside, it’s a cool looking knob, being back-lit and all, and actually, it was one of the first knobs I thought about when I first set out to make this gallery. I like ’em.

Shotgun Shells And Silver Bullet Knobs

Maybe not for a Les Paul, but I could see these going pretty well for a few different guitar styles. My favorite between the two are the shot gun shells. Definitely for a specialty guitar. These are made by a company called “A Well Dressed Bullet”. They also make pens, belt buckles, clocks, and much more out of bullets.

Taylor T3 Guitar Knobs

These come stock on the Taylor T3 – which is a pretty beautiful semi-hollowbody guitar. The knobs are simple, elegant – almost like one of those 50’s flying saucers. They go perfectly with the T3.

Titanium Knobs

You can find Titanium knobs all over, and if you’re wanting something that feels heavy between your fingers, will stay shiny, and something that you can show off about because it will never break and you can implant it in your body with low risk of infection – titanium is your best bet.



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Tim Monaghan

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.

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