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Acoustic Guitar (Dead Rising)
Dead rising Acoustic Guitar
Type Melee
Uses 40 hits
Location TuneMakers
Dead Rising
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The Acoustic Guitar is a weapon in Dead Rising.

It is a guitar that relies on acoustic methods to project sound. It is a six-stringed wooden guitar, one of the four guitars in Dead Rising.[1] Frank can swing around the guitar, which can cause massive damage to zombies. When swung, it can clear a large area in front of Frank, but unfortunately he needs a second or two to recover after whacking some zombies. There are four types of guitars:

  1. Bass Guitar,
  2. Acoustic Guitar, and
  3. two electric guitars.

The acoustic guitar may cause more damage, while the electric guitar is a bit faster as its recovery time is about half of the Acoustic's.

While all of the guitars are effectively the same, each type has a different set of animations for their attacks. The Acoustic Guitar has sort of a "stabbing" motion in front of Frank.[2]


  • Main: Tap the 360 X button button to swing the acoustic guitar. Tap the 360 X button button in succession to perform a three hit combo, by swinging the acoustic guitar right, left, then jabbing it forward.
  • Alternate: Hold down the 360 X button button to jab the acoustic guitar forward.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Righttrigger trigger and press the 360 X button button to throw the acoustic guitar.


  • When the acoustic guitar hits a target, it will emit sounds that are made by playing an acoustic guitar.
  • Its effectiveness can be increased by the Entertainment book.



  1. Dead Rising:Items Guide, GameFAQs, March 23, 2008.
  2. Dead Rising: Weapon Guide, GameFAQs, (November 11, 2006).

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