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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