The Beauty of Symmetry in Metal Imagery

Archive: Guitar

3d printed odd guitars

3D printed Guitars

15th of March, 2012

These fine guitars are 3D printed by ODD, aka Olaf Diegel from Auckland, New Zealand. 3D printing is an absolutely fascinating technique that opens completely new and accessible ways for designers to create and produce amazing things. And only this way ODD was able to create this fragile and very detailled guitar designs.

flying v

Flying Symmetry

11th of March, 2012

This guitar shape is one of the most iconic and classic one among Rock and Metal guitar players: The flying V. Originally invented and built by Gibson in 1958 it got its name obviously by the V-shaped body. In its purest and original form the guitar is symmetric, although today there are several variations from different manufacturers who change and vary the form – and sometimes towards asymmetric shapes.

Michael Angelo Batio

Batio – Lucid Intervals and Moments of Symmetry

8th of November, 2011

Although this post isn’t about symmetric Metal imagery, Michael Angelo Batio has to be featured on this blog. Apart from being a guitar player not from this world, he is the only guitarist able to play symmetrically.

Batio (born February 23, 1956) also known as Mike Batio or MAB, is a guitarist from Chicago, USA. He was voted the “No. 1 Shredder of All Time” by Guitar One Magazine in 2003 and listed as one of the “Top 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists of All Time” by Guitar World Magazine.

Batio is ambidextrous, a skill he taught himself. This enables him to play two guitars at the same time either in synchronization or using separate harmonies. Batio invented and often demonstrates the “Over-Under” technique, which involves flipping his fretting hand over and under the neck rapidly, playing the guitar both regularly and like a piano (source).