Friday, 5 December 2014

ESP LTD Lion guitar - a beautiful and unashamed objet d'art

I saw this picture on Facebook earlier today. It's a creation of the ESP Custom Shop in Japan. The Facebook post was accompanined by all the predictable "How on Earth do you play that?" comments, all of which are quite obviously missing the point. You don't play it, it's a work of art.

It's a similar situation to artist Yoshihiko Satoh's "Present Arms" art pieces (12-necked Stratocasters!); a lot of these photos have been doing the rounds again virally on Facebook et al, with most commenters simply not understanding that whilst these are technically functional pieces, you are not really supposed to play them. It's their inherent absurdity that makes them objets d'art.

Guitars as art? Why not? I'd hang 'em on my wall if I had the opportunity.

G L Wilson

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  1. Nice guitar and I definitely agree with you that why you want to play that guitar just take it and hang on the wall, Just great art work.

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  2. I think it would look better without the guitar bits stuck to it. :-)

  3. Anonymous8:00 pm

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