Biggest mobile guitar-world record set by Dieter
14] STORKOW, Germany--German
bicycle fanatic Dieter ĞDidiğ Senft has invented a 14.81 metres
long and 4.21 metres high guitar, setting the world record
for the Biggest mobile guitar. Photo: German guitarist 'Quaster' Dieter
Hertrampf of former East German band 'Phudys' (L) and Didi
Senft, a 56-year-old cycling fan better known as 'El Diablo',
pose for the media in front of the so-called 'guitar bicycle'
in Storkow, some 50 km (31 miles) south of the German capital
Berlin, April 8, 2008. Didi made the giant 'guitar bicycle'
in the shape of a guitar, which measures five metres (16.4
feet) high about 12 metres (39.3 feet) long. REUTERS/Fabrizio
Senf, Guitar Bike Inventor: "I think it's the biggest
rideable guitar in the universe. It's well over 14 metres
long and is more than four metres tall, which means you can't
ride it on public roads. But it will soon be put in front
museum so tourists from around the world can come
and take photos in front of it. Then you can see the difference
in size between a person and a guitar."
Locals looked on with curiosity and a sense of
amazement as Didi, dressed head-to-toe as the devil, rode
the giant musical instrument over fields around the village.
More than 300 metres of aluminium piping and more
than 40 square metres of corrugated aluminium were used to
build the giant four-wheeled guitar. This meant that as well
as investing six months of his time on the creation, Senft
also spent a great deal of money on the project, using only
the best quality materials. (enlarge photo)
"The strings on this guitar are probably
worth more than Quaster's (an East German musician) whole
guitar. They're made of stainless steel wires, which I decided
to use here because the guitar is going to be kept outside,"
giant bike took Didi
Senft six months to build. And it's no mean feat to
ride it, as it weighs half a tonne. But this isn't Senft's
first wacky vehicle. (enlarge
He's become well-known in his native Germany
for other creations like this bike to celebrate the football
World Cup in 2006. And for Senft the only way to celebrate
his latest invention: to rock to the sounds of a normal-sized