Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to another edition of the “Let’s Laugh at Guitars” show!
Today, we’ve got a real treat for you. Feast your eyes on this headless guitar with a handle that’s straight out of the Steve Vai Monkey Grip playbook. Now, I know what you’re thinking…
“What a masterpiece!” Well, let’s hold our applause for just a moment.
By now, our regular readers know that we’re not the biggest fans of headless guitars. They make us kind of uncomfortable, like seeing a cat wearing a turtleneck sweater. It’s just not right, you know? But this guitar takes the discomfort to a whole new level.
First, it’s like someone took a Stratocaster and mashed it up with… You know what ? We don’t even want to know ! It’s a funny yet scary mix-and-match that leaves us scratching our heads, wondering what on earth they were thinking.
Come on ! We have the headless neck. Now, I get it. It’s a space-saving design, and we’re all about efficiency, and modernity and all. But come on! It’s like they took a perfectly good guitar neck and said, “You know what would make this better? Cutting off the head!” It’s like the musical equivalent of Frankenstein’s monster, but instead of bolts in its neck, it’s missing a head!
But wait, there’s more! The pièce de résistance is the Monkey Grip handle. Now, Steve Vai can pull off some pretty wild stuff with his guitar, but is it really because of the handle on his JEM? Nope! Here, it’s just like they took a perfectly good guitar and said, “You know what would make this better? Adding a handle for absolutely no reason!” It’s like they were trying to turn the guitar into a briefcase or a carry-on luggage.
Hey, maybe you can use it to smuggle snacks or booze into a concert just like that smuggler’s dream of a Telecaster… We don’t see any smuggler’s stash here, but who knows?
And let’s not forget about the tuning pegs. They decided to put them right behind the bridge. Well, that’s the best if not the only space left for a headless guitar but why such a carving ? Why ? It’s a head-scratcher for sure.
So, my friends, while this Chinese-made headless, handle-equipped, mix-and-match guitar may not be everyone’s cup of tea, we can at least appreciate its audacity.
It’s like a comedy act gone wrong, a hilarious attempt at pushing the boundaries of guitar design. And for that, we salute you, quirky guitar.
So, the next time you come across a guitar that makes you question reality, just remember, it’s all part of the wacky world of music. Embrace the weirdness, laugh a little, and keep on strumming. Because in the end, it’s not about perfection, it’s about having a damn good time.
Until next time, my fellow guitar enthusiasts, keep rocking and keep laughing!