César López, a Colombian sculptor takes the used rifles and turn them into real working guitars. The Vice President of Colombia donated a dozen AK-47s to López to encourage his art. Watch the pics and video below.
The idea came to Lopez back in 2003 when, while playing in front of a Bogota country club, he witnessed a car bomb explode. In the ensuing confusion, he noticed how the army guards all carried their rifles in a manner that resembled the way he carried his guitar and out of that explosion came the first escopetarra—a Winchester rifle/Fender Stratocaster hybrid.