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How to REALLY play with the Millenium Falcon
November 17, 2010 1:47 PM   Subscribe

Travis Stevens has created the ultimate guitar for Star Wars fans. While the Cargo Bay shows an impressive list of Star Wars-inspired musical gear manufactured by Fernandes Guitars, Stevens' one-of-a-kind instrument is... slightly different.

Star Wars fans looking to recreate the Mos Eisley cantina scene might want to save up for the Eigenharp instead (previously).
posted by Unicorn on the cob (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I was thinking of the mos eisly band while clicking link wondering what kind of non-human instrument it might be, then I thought "Huh, I hope it's not a millennium falcon model with a guitar neck", shortly followed by "goddammit!" :(
Guitar design these days is mostly conservative and unimaginative, but this only addresses one of those issues.
posted by -harlequin- at 1:54 PM on November 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


Neat! And speaking of Fernandes, I feel like it's only a matter of time before someone converts a Nomad into a ROTJ-style half-built Death Star.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:55 PM on November 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I can't figure out what kind of music it would be okay to play on that thing.
posted by cmoj at 3:07 PM on November 17, 2010


Is this the one that's hanging/has hung in the Streetlight Records window in Santa Cruz? It was unstrung last I saw.
posted by Earthtopus at 3:09 PM on November 17, 2010


Bah. I was expecting a Rick Nielsen style multi-neck where all the necks were AT-AT legs.
posted by el_lupino at 4:10 PM on November 17, 2010


Bass. Not guitar.

That said, nice.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:36 PM on November 17, 2010


The first pic is a bass, but the rest, and the video are a guitar.
posted by lobstah at 4:58 PM on November 17, 2010


Additional details here at Urlesque.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 5:01 PM on November 17, 2010



I can't figure out what kind of music it would be okay to play on that thing.


Whatever it is, it better have a lot of Han SOLOS (!!!!)


(You may private message your hate mail to me for that joke at your leisure)
posted by Liquidwolf at 5:08 PM on November 17, 2010 [4 favorites]


Beat me to the guitar Solo joke, Liquidwolf. As for what music would work best on it, I'm inclined to say outer-space surf, a la the newly reformed Man or Astroman?
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:18 PM on November 17, 2010


I have it on good authority that Han Solos require a Gibson Flying V. I bet that bass player would put Pete Townsend's act to shame if he got ahold of the Millennium Falcon bass, though.
posted by Balonious Assault at 6:48 PM on November 17, 2010


Fernandes Guitars: Crafting the World's Ugliest Instruments Since 1969
posted by item at 6:53 PM on November 17, 2010


I mean, seriously? Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.
posted by item at 7:00 PM on November 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I have a Nomad, and I think it's adorable! But then, I do tend to like things that look like the fucked-up splayed aborted versions of other things. It's like a dang knuckle with strings on it. Which is pretty tight!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:49 PM on November 17, 2010


Aren't you a little short for a Stratocaster?
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 7:59 PM on November 17, 2010


You played here on that thing? You're braver then I thought.
posted by KingEdRa at 10:58 PM on November 17, 2010


Greg Gnog, I'm a fan of the Nomad's cuteness myself - it's that wretched stars n' bars paint job that earned it an 'ugh' in my book.
posted by item at 11:39 PM on November 17, 2010


Hm. Well. Shame on me for the broken link. Han Solo, Flying V, etc.
posted by Balonious Assault at 12:10 AM on November 18, 2010


It's the guitar that made the Satriani run in less than 12 Malmsteens!
posted by orme at 6:23 AM on November 18, 2010 [1 favorite]


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