The Fender Stratocaster and Gibson Les Paul are timeless electric guitars that have transcended multiple genres across their 60+ year history. They are simply iconic, and it’s no surprise why these instantly recognisable instruments remain best-sellers worldwide. But as music becomes increasingly diverse, and as more musicians strive to form their own identity — some players are looking for alternative, weird guitar shapes and fresh, unfamiliar designs.
That’s why we’ve put together this article; showcasing seven guitar companies that make super-cool, idiosyncratic instruments for the sonically adventurous! Who knows, the next addition to your collection might be from one of these guitar brands boldly going where others do not dare…
Baum is a boutique Danish guitar brand that makes super-cool, modern instruments with vintage roots and minimalistic Nordic style! Established in 2015 by art director and designer Morten Bau, Baum combine their love for old-school guitars with Morten’s passion for vintage cars. These elements are seamlessly melded together, while respecting the classic rules of guitar building.
Baum’s new-for-2021 Original Series electric guitars are available exclusively at Andertons Music Co. in the UK. Manufactured in South Korea, these instruments are far more affordable than Baum’s bespoke, handcrafted creations — yet look just as amazing! They’re built to a very high standard and boast a range of premium features; including Roasted Maple necks, proprietary ‘Goldsound’ pickups and ‘Levitator’ roller bridges for rock-solid tuning stability.