Painting Guitar Cases

June 2, 2011

In between rehearsing for tour this week, our production manager showed me some of the stuff that’s taking up space in our storage unit. Apparently, we have a ton of empty guitar cases (the guitars themselves are on tour with us). So a couple of the guys and I decided to have some fun, and we painted on them.

These cases will probably be up for sale or auction soon, proceeds to benefit Music For Relief. Maybe we’ll even give some of them away…



  1. victoriacortez on July 26, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I want one!:)

  2. thegluelpfan on June 18, 2011 at 5:36 am

    I’d love to have one of those at home…can I please? πŸ™‚ They are pretty rad πŸ˜›

  3. tommyabella on June 10, 2011 at 3:46 am

    My Artwork for Iridescent !

  4. RunHanazrif on June 9, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Ohmagad , awesome work guys ! I really wish I can have one for free ;D ^^ x\

  5. brysislupin on June 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    YouΒ΄re giving some? Ok so I want the deep blue & silver one πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

  6. mikeecem on June 6, 2011 at 4:20 am

    omg! all around is filling with art… i love it. Good job

  7. mizerablesi on June 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Thats freaking awesome will try to get my hands on one of these wen they go up for auction…You guys are talented on so many levels its not funny πŸ˜€

  8. adiek84 on June 3, 2011 at 2:19 am

    This is such a great idea! I wish I could have one, but I guess the 10$ I have left at the end of the month would be overbid in 3 seconds. XD Just paint your way through the band’s gear. We like it.

  9. Shinoda's Army on June 3, 2011 at 12:03 am

    they’re beautiful

  10. dorito82 on June 2, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I have dibs on the one with the flames at the very end! lol

  11. kaynyne on June 2, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Nice, they’re great. Love the face at 0:11

  12. nutritionelles on June 2, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    aww how nice πŸ™‚ Why leave them ugly and boring?

  13. ellzworth on June 2, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    M. Shinoda for govt. of California! πŸ™‚

  14. Radyo Plexus on June 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    That’s awesome! Nice idea for the future projects! I already watched your music video for ‘Iridescent’ and it was pretty nice, great job by Mr. Hahn! By the way, have you checked your photo on Linkin Park Philippines facebook fan page? You looked more better than Justin! haha

  15. Alexandra Nofi on June 2, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Sale or auction would be awesome, MFR needs it.

    They look really cool, good way to make use of stuff that is just sitting around.

  16. claremcfearless on June 2, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    They look gorgeous, Mike! And I’m also happy to hear Mr. Bourdon working hard in the background. : )

  17. vickykun on June 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    How cute ;.;
    I want that pink one;.;

    So cute

  18. argol8489 on June 2, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    this is amazing, very very very very very very very very very very beautiful … I want one.

  19. linkinparkforever275 on June 2, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    ha nice ones πŸ™‚

    BTW mike, the Iridescent video is just awesome!! I really really like it!

  20. Pandayna on June 2, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    That pink one is sexy… but I would need a Gibson 325 to put in it though.

  21. icecold25 on June 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Someone has a lot of time on his hands…

  22. cincybmxlpfreak on June 2, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Sounds great! Btw…I just saw a clip of the new “Iridescent” video on MTV…and man…you don’t look very comfortable with that snake. Lol! Though, it was a really short clip, but I’m super excited for it! πŸ˜€

  23. cyndi021598 on June 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    “Haha CLASSIC! ” btw that’s the funniest movie ever! That’s cool

  24. thegrandkaidbz on June 2, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    There’s a demon on the guitar over there. Wes Borland in the house.

  25. anaphx on June 2, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I want one for a bass per favore πŸ˜‰

  26. 3infinity on June 2, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    If I put my guitar in that, it would instantly turn sacred, and Indiana Jones would show up and steal from me, proceding to fly into the Sun with it on his unicorn Sparkles.
    Yes, they’re that awesome.

  27. ohalien on June 2, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Awesomeeeeeeeee! *-*

  28. drichester on June 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Mike could you send some to Brazil, to be auctioned! What do you think?

  29. chelseasw3 on June 2, 2011 at 11:53 am

    I can nothing but agree with what Zara said πŸ™‚ Long live MSC and the hopefully new coming versions @isa_lalouani

    Have a great time at KROQ Weenie Roast and see you in Hamburg πŸ˜‰

  30. nettiena on June 2, 2011 at 11:53 am

    These are really great. I like them. And it’s really kind of you to offer it for Music for Relief! πŸ™‚

  31. Zara on June 2, 2011 at 11:01 am

    They look great, I love those skulls you do.

    I like the sound of giving them away too, how about to your favourite Mike Shinoda fansite owners? (@Zara19 & @lpfmfan)

    Hope you have a great time at the shows over the weekend.

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  33. tamidee on June 2, 2011 at 10:50 am

    hey mike. let`s make a deal. i want a beautiful car, some like the “mazda rx7 spirit r” . you buy me a car like this and you get a nice girl for it. she`s blonde and she would do EVERYTHING for you πŸ™‚ deal?

  34. egornemykin on June 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Mike, good day to you!

    Please,check this out:

    It’s not a spam or something like that. All russian LP fans really want to see what you think about it!

    Thank you!

  35. millalp94 on June 2, 2011 at 10:08 am

    amazing Mike !!!:D

  36. lnoelp on June 2, 2011 at 10:07 am

    incredible MIKE !!!
    too grt!!

  37. kathyxx on June 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Duuuuuuuude. I love these. I have many favorites.

  38. tinalein76 on June 2, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Cool Idea :)Have great day πŸ™‚

  39. shinodatwin on June 2, 2011 at 10:01 am

    I think these are all amazing guitar cases. I think one of my favorites is at 0:17 Awesome job guys!

  40. caroleeone on June 2, 2011 at 9:55 am

    That is truly amazing. I love your style. My favorite was that pink and blue case shown in the beginning. πŸ˜€

  41. skyzlmt on June 2, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Bring a couple to Weenie Roast M&G! I’ll make a donation to MFR.

  42. Parker on June 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

    States of the art.

  43. coliinreiid on June 2, 2011 at 9:53 am

    As what I would of expected from you Mike. Always awesome! Keep doing what your doing? Sorry I keep annoying you with this comment, but would you be coming into the LPUChat today?! It’s been a while man…LOL

  44. Claudia B. on June 2, 2011 at 9:52 am

    That’s so cool πŸ™‚

  45. evooba on June 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

    No way πŸ˜€ Dude!!! That’s awesome!!! And speaking of guitars, did you get a new one? I saw you holding a yellow Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar on the photo Joe uploaded on twitter. Nice one!

  46. linkindude on June 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Fisrt Hell Yeah

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