Ah, shouldn’t this guy be practising? This may or may not be the coolest guitar you’ve seen all week, but if you love gaming and you love guitars, then this rare crossbreed will make your day if not your entire week! And if you’re not much into gaming, then well, perhaps this piece will still make your day in a different kind of way.
This new species of instrument is called Guitar Boy, and it’s the brainchild of Fibbef, an administrator of BitFixGaming boards. He completed it on September 13 for the BitFix Gaming 2015 Game Boy Classic build-off. In case you were wondering, Guitar Boy is a working electric guitar and also a working oversized Game Boy, and gamers will notice that the design of the Game Boy resembles the classic from like years ago (except this one has a gorgeous 5-inch LCD display screen).
So how does it work? Turns out it’s pretty simple. The Guitar Boy runs on a Rasberry Pi B+ with RetroPie version 2.3., and an audio selector on the side chooses whether the sound comes out of the guitar or the Game Boy.
If you’re interested in the step-by-step process that went into building this mutant guitar, click here.
Not convinced, the Guitar Boy is a real guitar. The Guitar Boy is a Game Boy. Listen to the video below as Fibbef goes through the functions of each part of the guitar so you can hear for yourself how it performs: