Today, in the wacky world of guitar creations, We have quite the spectacle for you – a headless bottle green Stratocaster-like resonator guitar. I’m not goin’ to lie to you… I scratched my head. I questioned the sanity of the builder. But I have to admit, I’m torn between love and hate. Love the boldness. Hate the result.
First and foremost, it’s a Stratocaster but with no headstock. It’s like the guitar decided it was done with making decisions and just chopped off its own head. It’s bold, it’s daring, and it’s completely headless. I do not like headless guitars except maybe the Erlewine Lazer model… But don’t tell anyone !
Then, it has a huge resonator. I thought it was a fake decorative one but it’s actually not a dummy resonator ! The acoustic sound is made by a large speaker cone underneath the resonator plate. I have to admit, I like this feature. I like resonator guitars. It’s like the guitar is trying to be a full-blown speaker system. Strumming a chord and feeling the vibrations rumbling through the guitar body is a hell of a sensation. It’s like having a mini concert hall right in your hands. It’s bonkers, it’s ludicrous, and it’s strangely fascinating.
The guitar has one volume knob only, because who needs all those pesky tone controls, right? We’re simplifying things here. And of course, there’s a piezo pickup under the bridge. That’s right, it’s like having a secret agent hiding in your guitar, capturing the acoustic sound with precision and espionage.
Apparently, this whole creation was built out of sheer boredom. Like it started out as a joke, a moment of “What if?” that spiraled into a full-blown guitar experiment. I have to give credit to the builder for their audacity and their willingness to push the boundaries of guitar design. But at the same time, I can’t help but shake my head and wonder, what were they thinking?
Love and hate, my friends, love and hate. It’s a constant battle when it comes to these offbeat creations. On one hand, we applaud the bravery and creativity. On the other hand, we scratch our heads and ask, “Was this really necessary?”