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Acoustic Guitar (Dead Rising 2)
Dead rising Acoustic Guitar (Dead Rising 2)
Type Melee
Uses 30
Strength Good
Location See article
Fits in Inventory Yes

The acoustic guitar is a weapon in Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Case Zero, Dead Rising 2: Case West, and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

It is a guitar that uses only acoustic (as opposed to electronic) means to transmit the strings' vibrational energy to the air in order to produce a sound.

Its durability can be increased with the Games magazine.


Dead rising Acoustic Guitar main
  • Main: Tap X/Square to perform a quick horizontal swing.

Dead rising acoustic guitar combo
  • Combo: Quickly tap X/Square again to perform a follow-up swing.

Dead rising acoustic guitar combo 2
  • Combo 2: Quickly tap X/Square again to perform a third, more powerful swing.

Dead rising Acoustic Guitar on head
  • Alternate: Hold X/Square to smash the guitar over a zombie's head, preventing it from attacking and making the zombie immobile.


Case ZeroEdit

Dead Rising 2Edit


  • The player cannot place more than one guitar on a zombie at a time. If the player attempts to do so, the original guitar falls off and the new guitar is placed on the zombie's head.
  • The Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide states that this weapon has "3 swing attacks, can also be slammed onto zombies, blinding them".
  • In the PC game file items.txt, there are two different types of acoustic guitars.[1]



  1.  AlternateTextureName0 = "data/models/weapons/acousticguitar_american"
     AlternateTextureName1 = "data/models/weapons/acousticguitar_dark"
    Strangely, it appears that these colors are for the electric guitar. Only one variant of the acoustic guitar is used in-game.
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