One of the coolest things about perusing the pages of Reverb is stumbling upon all sorts of unusual instruments with one–of–a–kind finishes. These are the kinds of things that you just don’t see anywhere else.
And since we love nothing more than showing off the many unique listings that end up on the site, today we’re surfacing 22 of our absolute favorite guitar finishes. From 16th–century art pieces to ’80s Silver Surfer comics, there’s something here for everyone.
Be sure to check out our Outrageous Guitar Finishes handpicked collection for even more guitar finish fun.
Fender American Standard Stratocaster
This 1997 American Strat features a Picasso–inspired paint job by artist Robbie Burger.
ESP Custom Shop Mirage Deluxe
This 1988 ESP Mirage’s finish is made up of 100% authentic 1988 $5 bills. The back of the matching headstock is signed by KISS guitarist Bruce Kullick.
Artist Michael Godard is responsible for the artwork on this guitar, the same used for Dishwalla’s Opaline album cover.
Salvador Dali’s “Lucid Dream” inspired this ESP’s finish.
Schecter NAMM Custom Shop Model
This ‘97 Schecter features a rendition of Sandro Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus.”
Johnson Guitars Custom Exotic Series
This guitar was made in the image of the Egyptian God Apophis.
This guitar is finished with a hand–engraved metal topping.
Jenson of London Tube Map Telecaster
Handmade in the UK, this Telecaster is finished with a map of the London Tube.
Distorted Branch Mily
A goofy finish for a goofy body.
Walla Walla Maverick Pro
Inserted into this guitar’s popular body is a custom Texas Ranger collage.
The completely custom design is finished on an unknown Strat body.
Custom Made in Japan “Sam the Olympic Eagle”
That’s Sam the Olympic Eagle, the mascot of the 1984 L.A. Olympics.
Schecter USA Masterworks #2
This 1997 guitar features a recreation of “Christ Carrying the Cross” by Hieronymus Bosch.
Schecter USA Masterworks #5
Toulouse–Lautrec’s “At the Moulin Rouge.”
The top of this guitar is outfitted with genuine cracked mirrors.
Steampunk Les Paul
The guitar is painted with acrylic paint to look like copper with a unique patina.
Black and white splatter paint outfits this Ibanez’s custom finish.
Gibson Custom Shop ES–335
Fresh out of the Gibson Custom Shop with signed artwork by airbrush artist Jennifer Janesko.
This guitar is covered entirely with Silver Surfer comics from the 1980s.
This Gibson is topped with custom stained glass.
Deimel Guitarworks Firestar Artist Edition
Kora Jünger’s artwork on this offset is titled “Berlin Tonight.”
Custom Art Guitar by El Draga
Each piece from artist El Draga is one of a kind.