German makes giant guitar shaped bicycle
Storkow (Germany), April 11: A 56-year-old man from the eastern German village of Storkow presented his newest creation to the world- a giant guitar-shaped bike - which he hopes to register as the world's biggest mobile guitar on the Guinness Book of Records.
"I think it's the biggest mobile guitar in the universe," Senft told Reuters. And at 14.81 metres long and 4.21 metres high, the four wheeled vehicle is too big to use on roads. Senft explained that it would be too high to go under bridges and its enormous tuning keys would probably get caught up in trees.
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.
"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," explained Senft.
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.
As the grand finale, Senft was joined by east German rocker Dieter "Quaster" Hertrampf for a quick jamming session. The pair played and sung in front of the giant guitar, and even managed a little number on whilst perched on top of the world record attempt.
The cycling fan first became famous when he appeared at the Tour de France in a devil's costume. In the past few years, he's been known for his crazy bike constructions, ranging from a giant fish-shaped bike made purely of bicycle bells, to an enormous wheel made of footballs during the football World Cup in 2006.