Wednesday, 24 July 2013

One-off handmade guitar with a Love and Rockets theme
Far be it for me to decry the handiwork of those who are talented enough to build their own guitars from scratch - I'm quite sure I couldn't do it - but even having said that, I have to comment that this strangely-shaped hand-built Love and Rockets-themed guitar is quite an oddity. The set neck construction, inlay work, and high quality of the finish are all evidence that this guitar was built by someone comfortable with working with wood (apparently one Stephen Sidney Johnson, brother of the eBay seller). However, the design of the guitar is quite curious in places, particularly the almost buttock-like rear-end and one of the very weirdest headstock shapes I have ever seen - rocket-shaped, I presume. The neck is also bizarre in that it appears to be parallel along its length in these photos. It also has no volume and tone controls - just a jack output from the lone humbucker. Whether this guitar is homage to Love and Rockets the comic or the band (or even some other reference that I am unaware of), I do not know.

Currently listed on eBay with a Buy It Now price of £4,000, which, sadly, I think may be optimistic. I am sure that this may have been a real labour of love for its creator, but I cannot imagine it selling for anything remotely approaching this sum.

G L Wilson

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  1. Love rocket = Phallus. Lol

    1. The phallus possibility did not go unnoticed.

  2. I'm sure if you where wanting to sell a guitar for £4000 you wouldn't take a photo of it in the bath either.



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