And, despite the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, the sign still stands.
The guitar is a replica of a Peavey. They engineered the sign to withstand 180-mph winds. As for the Hard Rock Casino and hotel, well, much of it was destroyed. Only a week before its scheduled grand opening.
Looks like the sign might have been modeled after the HP series. Obviously, a guitar well-suited to shredding.