Loving these 'steampunk' guitars...

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  1. CyberFerret

    CyberFerret Member

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    No idea how practical they will be, and not sure if I would ever play one, but I am really digging the looks of these... real works of art...

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    These are all the work of Tony Cochran. I have no idea of the cost or availability of them - just saw them on a friend's Facebook feed...
     
  2. Tone Disciple

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    Definitely cool looking!
     
  3. Rock Johnson

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    Awesome. Love the whole genre.
     
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    Really interesting aesthetic!
     
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    I love the look of these guitars, and others I've seen. One thing, though. It doesn't seem that "Steampunk" as a movement has any discernible musical style attached to it. Rush's latest album (and tour) used a lot of the imagery, but I doubt the steampunk crowd is going to jump on their bandwagon. There's a band in Seattle that has all the style, but its music is a boring kind of techno (in my opinion).
     
  6. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    Love it...


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    If I was in a rock band I'd love to have one of those.
     
  7. The Illustrated Bassist

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    These are very cool. Thanks for putting up the thread!
     
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    I saw that V awhile back online. It really caught my eye. I wanted to build one like it. I have an Ltd ec300 that is the perfect canvas for something like this. Maybe I'll give it a try when I find some extra time. Very cool guitars!
     
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    Very cool looking ...
     
  12. RockStarNick

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    This is SICK. Wow. Love the copper tubing!
     
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    A mate showed me some pics of a guys work he was selling... but closer inspection showed this particular guy was taking cheap copies, cutting them a bit, adding all his steam punk finery and then sticking price tags of $1000 - $4000 on them !!
     
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    Not to derail but also loving the "Steampunk" ladies. Especially Kato
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    I had a chance to set-up and inspect one of the guitars pictured in the initial post, and, speaking for that one particular guitar, it wasn't really a "player." The neck was bowed beyond the help of the truss rod, the nut was not cut to fit the strings, and the action was impossibly high. Furthermore, pickup/electronics were hardly what you'd want to have in your main performance ax.

    That said, the guitar was absolutely beautiful to look at, and it obviously took a lot of work, imagination and skill to get that way. So...I'd think of it more as a work of art. A super cool work of art!
     
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    I remember when I first read Perdido Street Station years ago and thinking "This is a very neat take on things..." Man, I should have immediately started investing in copper tubing and easily-rusted sheet metal.
     

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