The Nintendo Guitar Boy Mod is Sublime
John Williamson / 3 years ago
Over the years, I’ve seen my fair share of outrageous custom guitars but the ‘Guitar Boy’ is a rockin’ retro-gaming masterpiece. This design was made by [Fibbef], an administrator on the BitFixGaming forum which was built as an exhibition piece for the 2015 Game Boy Classic build off. The project took around 3 months to complete and features a fully-functional Raspberry Pi B+ running RetroPie v2.3. Furthermore, there is a 5-inch display, hand-made wooden buttons and a plexiglass cover.
You can check out the entire build log here which provides a in-depth walkthrough through the build process. Surprisingly, the finished product can be used as a Game Boy with a host of integrated ROMs or a traditional electric guitar. Funnily enough, the A and B buttons perform the standard game controls but also required to alter the volume/tone on the guitar’s pickups. Another highlight is you can play the game’s music through the guitar with a more electric-sounding theme.
If I had one area of complaint, it’s that the neck is quite bland and looks rather cheap. Ideally, this could have featured a decal or perhaps a Pokemon colour scheme. Nevertheless, the final result is technically impressive and a really intriguing creation. The video below illustrates the guitar’s functionality and the creator discusses it in more detail.
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