When it comes the world of heavy metal, guitarists tend to like their guitars to have a certain level of flair and flash, along with a few personal touches that affect their tone. In the 80s, colorful and custom paint jobs were the norm as hair rock band guitars rocked Charvel, Jackson, ESP, BC Rich and Kramer axes.
These legendary guitarists took customization to a new level with their flashy colored designs, album cover paints and custom cutaways. The guitars are almost as identifiable as the music they created. Let’s look at these badass, memorable, classic 80s custom guitars from some of the coolest shredders in the era like Lita Ford and Eddie Van Halen.