$80,000, Yuriy Shishkov’s Pinball Telecaster® guitar and matching Wizard amplifier built by Fender.

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  1. Yamaha 350

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    Priced at $80,000, Yuriy Shishkov’s Pinball Telecaster® guitar and matching “Wizard” amplifier built by Fender’s custom amp expert Jim Dolmage are true pop culture memorabilia–using parts and materials from a vintage pinball machine. A showpiece that will appeal to guitar, pinball machine, movie memorabilia and Americana collectors alike–the guitar features the game’s original colored plastic playfield inserts that actually light up in a random pattern with battery-powered LEDs.

    Movable flippers and a spring-loaded ball shooter add a fun factor to this otherwise operational instrument, and plastic painted game trim pieces on the body and headstock complete the instrument’s pinball theme. Rounding off the guitar is a vintage-style maple neck; a Fender Custom Shop Nocaster® neck pickup; a chromed pinball volume knob; chrome wraparound bridge/tailpiece; as well as plywood from the 40-year old Bally® pinball machine, which was used to hand-build the body–a challenge in itself.

    The matching Wizard amplifier’s enclosure is constructed entirely from wood and metal recycled from the pinball machine’s cabinetry. The original vintage stenciled paintwork gives off an almost “carnival” atmosphere with a rattlesnake motif inside and out. The heavy plywood and metal trim lend a significant “attack” to the expressive sound of the ’57 Custom Pro-Amp circuitry, which is warmed up by the stout 15-inch Eminence® speaker.

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  2. blues junkie

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    Never seen that before, but I'd happily play it.
     
  4. bluescast

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    It's lovely and a cool idea.
     
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  6. teefus

    teefus Silver Supporting Member

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    they need to check the ventilation at the Fender factory. obviously the fumes are affecting people's judgement.
     
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    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Don't get me wrong, I love pinball but ...
     
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    That’s a bad gimmick for a price like that. No way no how. They should be ashamed for that ludicrous price.
     
  10. Jimmy R

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    Perfect decor for some rich guy's personal arcade.

    In before people start ranting and raving like lunatics over how that's not what guitarists want. :rolleyes2:
     
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  11. Trebor Renkluaf

    Trebor Renkluaf I was hit by a parked car, what's your excuse? Silver Supporting Member

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    They only need one person to like it.
     
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    I'm going to hold out for the Indonesian Squier Pinball/Wizard Combo version.

    I'm sure I'll be able to snag that for about $300-$400.

    THAT I can swing.
     
  14. Swami Asango

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    good idea, beautiful execution.
    I am happy to live in a world where these things exist.

    :aok:aok
     
  15. Jon Silberman

    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm not sure they'll find one. There are only 8 billion people in the world and just look at it.
     
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    For that much money they should include a restored vintage Pinball machine and The Who should come over and perform the Rock Opera Tommy in it's entirety.
     
  17. Swami Asango

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    it is art, I have no idea why you all get hang up on the price tag and if you can afford it or not.
    it is beautiful.
     
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    I’m waiting for the Seinfeld-Fender “Frogger” edition.
     
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    There's a seat for every rear end. Not for me but I certainly appreciate it. Goid thing Fender still make excellent affordable instruments so I see not problem with this at all. Sort of like a concept car.
     
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    Does it light up when you hit a chord?
     

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