Meet the "Les-o-caster," a Double-Neck Strat/Les Paul Combo Guitar
Call of the Kraken guitarist Conrad Snook is the man behind this one-of-a-kind, head-turning creation
We don't have to tell you that guitarists love modding their guitars, particularly Strats, to fit their particular needs.
The world is full of Strats and even Les Pauls that have had every conceivable mod made to them - and then some. But have you ever seen the two iconic guitars combined outright?
Enter the "Les-o-caster," an absolutely bonkers creation from the mind of Call of the Kraken guitarist Conrad Snook.
This double-neck instrument features a 2011 Fender MIM Stratocaster Standard and a copy of a Zakk Wylde custom Bullseye Les Paul, Bareknuckle Mother's Milk single coil pickups for the Strat and a boutique Gemini Pickups PAF set for the Les Paul.
“I got the idea after sound checking at a music venue which had a bunch of guitars mounted on the walls in its bar area,” Snook told Guitar World about the genesis of the guitar.
“I think there was a Strat, Les Paul, Tele and Flying V, but most notably, a Gibson EDS-1275 double neck. I remember looking at it and thinking that I liked the idea of having a double neck guitar, but how often would I use the 12-string during a gig?
"That was when the idea came to me: why not have a double-neck guitar that includes the two most common types of guitar?”
Want to see the guitar in action? Check out Call of the Kraken's "My Head Keeps Spinning" music video below.
Get The Pick Newsletter
All the latest guitar news, interviews, lessons, reviews, deals and more, direct to your inbox!
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.