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Top 9 Unique Mini Guitars and Collectible Guitars You’ve Never Seen Before!


Top 9 Unique Mini Guitars and Collectible Guitars You’ve Never Seen Before!

10 Best Mini Guitars and Collectible Guitars in 2020

Top 9 Unique Mini Guitar Collectibles You’ve Never Seen Before!

There are a million great aspects to playing guitar, but there are a few things that annoy EVERY SINGLE guitar player… So many guitars out there, and so little time to play them, or buy them for that matter. Guitars are f-ing expensive! 

If you plan on being a guitarist…just know that you are gonna need money, and lots of it to fund your guitar habit. Your average, halfway decent Gibson or Fender guitar is gonna run you at least $750 to $1000 just for something playable. They can cost a hell of a lot more than that for Pro models (for the professional, touring guitarist). Most of the time you may only be able to afford a miniature les paul.

That’s just the start of the expenses. You have to have some sort of amplification. Decent tube amps, or even digital modelers will cost you a few grand as well. Then there is the cost of strings, maintenance, accessories, etc.

My point is…Many of us never get to experience the joy of owning more than a dozen or so guitars over the course of our lives. I think that’s a big reason behind this new development of Mini Guitar Collectibles making waves in the Guitar market. My guitar followers on Instagram always give a ton of likes for the miniature les paul model guitars.

Mini Guitar Collectibles? What like a toy model guitar or a mini guitar replica? Are you kidding me? I’m sure at least one of these questions popped into your head, and you’re thinking you are way too old for miniature guitars. But, don’t be too quick to judge.

I think it’s fair to say these miniature guitars go well outside the bounds of a toy, and venture more into the conversation piece, and EXACT mini guitar replicas realm. They can be a subtle way of proudly displaying the fact that you play guitar, without having to announce it to the world, or your office colleagues for that matter. You can imagine a miniature les paul on your desk or coffee table can’t you?

I think every true guitarist is immensely proud to be a guitarist, but it’s not something we openly brag about in everyday conversation. Having a few miniature guitars on display at home, work, or your mancave sends a subtle message about your guitar player status to whoever sees them. Not to mention, they are incredibly accurate, and just plain cool to look at.

 

If you are looking for gift ideas for a guitarist, musician, or guitar lover check out my guide on the Best Gifts for Guitar Players!

The Originator of Mini Guitar Replicas

Axe Heaven (the major force behind the mini guitars market) is putting out some truly amazing AND Officially Licensed EXACT Models of famous guitars from Brands like Gibson® , Fender® Dean®, ESP®, Ibanez, PRS™, Schecter, and Yamaha.

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The story behind Axe Heaven Miniature Guitars

Whenever I stumble upon a really cool or unusual product, I eventually find myself wondering how that particular company or person managed to make it a reality.

I mean, think about what it would take for you, to have an idea, and then be passionate and determined enough to see it all the way through to the end product being sold everywhere. There are so many hurdles, it’s hard to imagine where you would even start, at least for me.

I imagine a few of the hurdles would be, designing it, manufacturing it, sourcing the raw materials, finding the right artists, building the company structure, distribution, sales relationships, a website….I mean the list would just keep getting longer by the day. So when someone does manage to do it, it’s worthy of our attention, and fascinating to ponder the story behind such a monumental effort.

So let’s hear it in their own words.

Here is how Axe Heaven Miniature Guitars describe themselves.

Our company name “AXE HEAVEN® “ says it all. Guitar Heaven.

We Love Guitars. It’s Our Passion!

We wondered, “How can we capture the feeling and affection that is heartfelt into something tangible and uniquely personal?” This search has led us to create AXE HEAVEN. Through this journey, we’ve discovered there are multitudes of people who feel just as passionate about guitars and collectible replicas as we do.

 

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Image courtesy of AxeHeaven.com

They continue on to say:

We’ve also discovered that there are even more people who love music and identify with the guitar heroes they listen to. And while many of those fans don’t even play an instrument, they would love to have something tangible in their possession to represent their love affair with music and their favorite artists.

Each AXE HEAVEN miniature guitar is exact in its details, down to the scratches, decals and graffiti. History matters when a famous instrument is replicated.

It is this ethos that has captured the imagination of thousands of music lovers around the world, and have them fall in love with our company, what we stand for, and what we produce.

AXE HEAVEN has come a long way over the years – from an idea and a craftsman’s small workshop to a modern, global company that is now, the world’s largest handcrafted miniature guitar manufacturer of licensed replica model guitars.

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Axe Heaven

We love guitars. It’s our passion. Each AXE HEAVEN® hand-crafted 1:4 scale ornamental replica mini guitar is exact in its details. www.axeheaven.com

The Gibson Line of Axe Heaven Miniature Guitars

It’s pretty rare for Gibson to allow or even partner with companies producing competing guitar products. Lawsuits from Gibson have been a pretty common headline in the news over the years.

Axe Heaven really grabbed the attention of the major guitar manufacturers with outstanding attention to detail, high quality materials, and a willingness to work with anyone wanting custom re-creations of their own personal guitars in the form of mini guitar replicas.

If or inevitably when you find yourself short on the cash needed for a full size Gibson Guitar, then this miniature les paul is the next best thing if you are a guitar lover or guitar collector. Technically speaking the Miniature Les Paul isn’t playable in the classic sense, but they are stringed and the metal tuning machines definitely work on mine.

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Axe Heaven Gibson Guitar Hardshell Cases and A Frame Stand
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The best part of Axe Heaven Mini Guitars is the ability to own real licensed guitars from the real brand. I used to own a Gibson Les Paul Ebony just like this one, but full size.

Each Axe Heaven Guitar is made from real handcrafted wood body, and has all the standard hardware like the real thing. As if that’s not enough, they also come with an adjustable A frame stand, and a hardshell case.

Axe Heaven Gibson Les Paul Ebony Mini Guitar Collectible

These Miniature Les Paul Guitars make perfect gifts for musicians, rockstars, or guitarists especially. Every family has a musician or music lover, and it’s not always easy to find something they will like. I can personally attest, that I would love to get something like this miniature les paul for Christmas or a Birthday.

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Axe Heaven Gibson Les Paul Ebony Mini Guitar Collectible Miniature Guitars
Axe Heaven Gibson Guitar Hardshell Cases and A Frame Stand

Product #: GG-123

This miniature replica model honors the Les Paul guitar that established the legend, with the power, look, and feel of the world’s most desirable custom electric guitar in miniature les paul  form.

If you are more into full size guitars, check out my post on 9 Best Custom Electric Guitar Brands You&#8217;ve Never Heard Of (2020).

The Axe Heaven Gibson 1957 Miniature Les Paul Standard Gold Top Mini Model Guitar is probably my favorite. The Gold Top has always been super appealing to me, and with the chrome humbuckers and hardware, it takes the cake in my opinion. I couldn’t resist this particular model of miniature guitars.

Product #: GG-121

As Good As Gold. Each model guitar celebrates Gibson’s legacy through accuracy, authenticity and attention to detail. This miniature replica model honors the Les Paul guitar that established the legend, with the power, look, and feel of the world’s most desirable custom electric guitar.

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Axe Heaven Gibson Les Paul Ebony Mini Guitar Collectible Miniature Guitars
Axe Heaven Gibson Guitar Hardshell Cases and A Frame Stand

This miniature replica model honors the legacy of Gibson electric guitars. Used by legends from Jimmy Page to Alex Lifeson, one of the most improbable guitars to ever be played has etched its place in music history since its introduction decades ago. The EDS-1275 Doubleneck features more than just stunning looks, with hand-selected body and neck woods, Custom Bucker pickups, and a hand-sprayed nitrocellulose finish for a truly no-compromise recreation that honors the original in tone, feel and spirit.

Product #: GG-223

Each AXE HEAVEN® miniature replica guitar is 1:4 scale and is individually handcrafted from solid wood, with metal tuning keys.

Each guitar model is approximately 10” in length and comes complete with a high-quality miniature adjustable A-frame stand and a gold foil stamped Gibson by AXE HEAVEN® guitar case gift box.

Axe Heaven Gibson SG EDS-1275 Doubleneck Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson SG EDS-1275 Doubleneck Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson Guitar Hardshell Cases and A Frame Stand

If you need amplification for a full size electric guitar, be sure to check my post on Best Guitar Amps Under 1000 (2020)!

Guitar lovers unite! This officially licensed Axe Heaven Gibson ES-335 faded cherry mini guitar collectible is the perfect gift for any guitar fan. Each mini guitar model is 1:4 scale and is approximately 10″ long.

Included with your mini guitar collectible is one miniature adjustable A-frame stand, one guitar case gift box stamped with a gold foil Gibson logo, and a real Gibson guitar pick product tag to prove full authenticity of your collectible. Officially licensed by Gibson guitars and produced by Axe Heaven miniature guitars. Although these collectible mini guitars are awesome, they are not playable.

Axe Heaven Gibson ES-335 Faded Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson ES-335 Faded Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible

Product #: GG-320

This miniature replica model guitar honors the legendary Gibson guitars. The faded cherry stain on this handcrafted collectible is an amazing reproduction of the classic original hollow body instrument, but in miniature guitars form.

The Gibson ES-335 DOT is the cornerstone of the Gibson ES line-up. From it’s inaugural appearance in 1958, the Gibson ES-335 set an unmatched standard.

Axe Heaven Gibson ES-335 Faded Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson ES-335 Faded Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson Guitar Hardshell Cases and A Frame Stand
Axe Heaven Gibson ES-335 Faded Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible

This Gibson J-45 Vintage model guitar miniature is a classic, round-shoulder, dreadnought acoustic guitar,  is known for its rich warm, balanced tone and projection. Introduced in 1942, the J-45 is the one of the most widely recognized and best-selling acoustic guitars in Gibson history.

Product #: GG-630

Each AXE HEAVEN® miniature replica guitar is 1:4 scale and is individually handcrafted from solid wood, with metal tuning keys.

Each model guitar is approximately 10” in length and comes complete with a high-quality miniature adjustable A-frame stand and a gold foil stamped Gibson by AXE HEAVEN® guitar case gift box.

Axe Heaven Gibson J-45 Vintage Sunburst Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson J-45 Vintage Sunburst Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson J-45 Vintage Sunburst Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson J-45 Vintage Sunburst Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson Guitar Hardshell Cases and A Frame Stand
Axe Heaven Gibson J-45 Vintage Sunburst Mini Guitar Collectible

If you are an acoustic guitar player be sure to check out my article on Can You Put Strap Locks On An Acoustic Guitar?

This miniature replica model guitar honors the legacy of Gibson electric guitars. The Gibson SG Standard rocks the classic looks and features associated with the late 60’s style SG models sought after by many… just in miniature form.

Product #: GG-222

Each AXE HEAVEN® miniature replica guitar is 1:4 scale and is individually handcrafted from solid wood, with metal tuning keys.

Each model guitar is approximately 10” in length and comes complete with a high-quality miniature adjustable A-frame stand and a gold foil stamped Gibson by AXE HEAVEN® guitar case gift box.

Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Custom White Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Custom White Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Custom White Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Custom White Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson Guitar Hardshell Cases and A Frame Stand
Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Custom White Mini Guitar Collectible

When the Kalamazoo factory unveiled the Flying V as part of Gibson’s Modernistic Series in 1958, many in the industry had their doubts about the success of the unusual design. The angular Flying V model guitar didn’t look like any guitar on the market and it was not easy to play sitting down. But before long, the “V” had some serious champions like Lonnie Mack, Albert King and Jimi Hendrix.

Product #: GG-520

Each AXE HEAVEN® miniature replica guitar is individually handcrafted from solid wood, with metal tuning keys.

Axe Heaven Gibson 1958 Korina Flying V Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1958 Korina Flying V Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1958 Korina Flying V Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1958 Korina Flying V Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson Guitar Hardshell Cases and A Frame Stand
Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Custom White Miniature Guitars Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1958 Korina Flying V Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1958 Korina Flying V Miniature Guitars Collectible

Guitar lovers unite! This officially licensed Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG standard cherry mini guitar collectible is the perfect gift for any guitar fan.

Each mini guitar model is 1:4 scale and is approximately 10″ long. Included with your mini model guitar collectible is one miniature adjustable A-frame stand, one guitar case gift box stamped with a gold foil Gibson logo, and a real Gibson guitar pick product tag to prove full authenticity of your collectible. Officially licensed by Gibson guitars and produced by Axe Heaven. Although these collectible mini guitars are awesome, they are not playable.

Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Standard Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Standard Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible

Product #: GG-220

This miniature replica model guitar honors the legacy of Gibson electric guitars. Regardless of the fact that George Harrison and Eric Clapton rocked a ’64 SG Standard, that model guitar year was clearly a standout for SGs in general.

The clunky side-pull vibrato had been replaced by the dependable Maestro Vibrola. The neck profiles had increased in size, resembling the profile found on 1959 Les Paul model guitars. And the balance, playability and look of the SG seemed to come into its own. For all those reasons and many more is why we decided to create a handcrafted model guitar after this iconic instrument. 

Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Standard Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Standard Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson Guitar Hardshell Cases and A Frame Stand
Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Standard Cherry Miniature Guitars Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Standard Cherry Mini Guitar Collectible
Axe Heaven Gibson 1964 SG Standard Cherry Miniature Guitars Collectible

The AxeDr.com Philosophy

Keep rocking, and share guitar with everyone who will hear it.

At AxeDr.com I defend the premise that guitar can dramatically effect one’s life for good, and that every kid ought to consider pursing music in one form or another. If you believe that too, please share this one someone in your life that would enjoy it.

Keep Rockin,

The Axe Dr.

Conclusion

As strange as it may seem, you can own a whole lot of Gibson and Fender guitars, just not the size you might have imagined. Axe Heaven guitars are constantly releasing new models, and they’ll no doubt be an interesting company to watch grow.

If you love to collect guitars, then this may be the best option for a tight budget and large appetite for Axes. I love mine, if nothing else it’s a great inspiration or conversation piece to show off at the office or in your living room.

Keep Rockin’,

The Axe Dr.

FAQ FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  • 1. What is a "Mini Guitar Collectible"?

     

    A mini guitar collectible is a 1/4" scale exact model replica of a full size guitar. They are usually around 10 inches tall, and come in all different varieties. Axe Heaven is the originator of these highly desirable conversation pieces, and the market is hungry for them.

     

  • 2. Where can I find Mini Guitars?

     

    AxeDr.com is a great place for Gibson Mini Guitar Collectibles. They have Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson SG's, Gibson Flying V, Gibson ES-335, and Gibson J-45.

     

  • 3. Does Gibson have mini guitar models?

     

    In fact, Axe Heaven and Gibson partnered up on a brand new line of mini guitar replicas honoring the most classic and iconic Gibson models. The models available now are the Les Paul Standard, Traditional, Ebony, and Gold Top. The SG, ES-335, Flying V, and J-45 Acoustic.