The Seven Sexiest Guitars

If there's one thing that starts a guitarist's heart thumping, it's the heat from the fretboard as his or her fingers slide across the strings. It's a sordid love affair that leaves fans screaming for more, and the guitarist's soul longing for more.

In fact, B.B. King loved his $30 guitar so much that he ran into a burning building to save her. Stevie Ray Vaughan was so in love with his Fender Strat he just kept adding pieces of used bass guitars, turning his beloved into a musical monstrosity.

To honor this musical love affair, I've compiled a list of the seven sexiest guitars.

ESP KH-2 Ouija Kirk Hammett Signature Model Electric Guitar (see above) This solid body guitar is bound to help you harness the spirits of rock. Her Floyd Rose original bridge and two EMG pickups allow you to feel her pulse as you run the pick across her strings. Her Rosewood fingerboard with skull and bones inlays promises a night of death grinding.

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Christian McPhate is an award-winning journalist who specializes in investigative reporting. He covers crime, the environment, business, government and social justice. His work has appeared in several publications, including the Dallas Morning News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, the Miami Herald, San Antonio Express News and The Washington Times.