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.

The Dimebag Razorback Explosion Straight from the mind of Dimebag Darrell, one of the greatest shredders, this Mahogany V Neck beauty will grip your loins and take your muse into the nine levels of hell.

Gibson Custom Limited-Edition Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar Silverburst Looking at this American beauty makes my legs shake and my fingers ache. Her curves, her silver finish, her chrome... she's the fuckin' Harley Davidson of electric guitars.

BC Rich Kerry King Metal Master Series Electric Guitar Dust off that spell book and prepare to delve into the world of Slayer's Mr. Kerry King. This dreamweaver will cast a spell on you as soon as you touch her sharp-angled body. As you run your fingers down the neck, crushing riffs will pound your audience into thrash metal oblivion.

Martin Acoustic 000-18 Kenny Sultan Sunburst Custom Signature Edition For those of you who prefer an intimate encounter, this sunburst beauty will inspire ballads and Bic lighters. Her solid premium tonewoods, mahogany neck and scalloped 1/4 " width Adirondack spruce top braces give this guitar's tone a sensual sound that will cause your fingers to quiver as you flow through the chords.

Chalicecaster Guitar What can be said about this vampiric beauty? Her image alone leaves me speechless. Rumored to be found in a 1957 Cadillac, Tony Cochran's custom-modified Fender Stratocaster is an ode to the inner beauty of these divinely inspired instruments.

Gibson EDS-1275 This doubleneck guitar is double trouble. Holding this beauty is like jumping into bed with ravenous twins armed with whips, chains and cookie dough. This model slept with some of rock's greatest guitar players: Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and Slash. Her 490 Alnico and 498 Alnico humbucking pickups and 20 frets per neck will take you and your audience beyond the stairway to heaven and into the elevator to hell.

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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.