unique steampunk guitar, who likes?

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  1. eric7

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    It looks cool/interesting. I am pretty sure that I would not enjoy playing that guitar. Any raised/sharp edge on a screw always finds the side of my right hand and they are everywhere on that guitar.
     
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    Fun to look at. I have no burning desire to own it.
     
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    Hard to look at. Too much going on.

    I appreciate the art, it's just not to my taste.
     
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    Not really into Steampunk.
     
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    A hip trend....about 15 yrs ago!
     
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    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    I like this one better...actually wouldn't mind having it.


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    fugly as all get out.
     
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    Better steam, funnier punk:

     
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    They are cool looking, but not my thing.
     
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    They'd make cool wall hangers, can't really see'em as players.
     
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    Gross. No thank you.
     
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    I could achieve the same effect with $3.00 worth of duct tape.
     
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    yes this one is beautiful, but probably in a higher range of $$$$$!!
     
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    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    Not in the real world that I live in, but I could see playing it in a full steampunk band with a stage like Rush's Time Machine set.

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    Not a fan.

    Not that I even necessarily mind the whole "Guitar as Art" thing, (although, personally, I would rather play a guitar than hang it on a wall,) but this just seems to run counter to my understanding of the whole steampunk aesthetic. I much more dig the that Explorer that Stratzrus posted that seems like there was some artistic thought and craftsmanship put into it. Seems to me that steampunk objects should look like they were both the height of technology and artistry from the first decade of the 20th century, but as steampunk got more and more popular it seems like everyone felt that they could just slap some cogs and gears haphazard on any old thing and "relic" the sh*t out of it and voila, steampunk! Art! Give me more money for it!

    It should look like something pulled from an H. G. Wells or Jules Verne novel, not out of a landfill.

    (Wow, this came out waaay more rant-y than I intended. Sorry about that.)
     
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    i agree with you on this. The original guitar shown in the video is beyond ugly.
     
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    In this vein, a FB friend has recently posted these builds. Amps from thrift-shop and landfill finds.

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