Ever wake up and think, “What would happen if I jammed a guitar neck into a violin?” No? Just Johanes Wilenius then. No one asked for this lovechild but we all secretly needed this Ugly Vitar – yup, that’s the actual name of that thing.
It’s like a violin and a guitar swiped right on each other, and had a one-night stand. The result? An acoustic guitar neck awkwardly sitting atop a violin body, looking like it had one too many drinks the night before. And just for giggles, there’s a pickup thrown onto the neck. Why not?
Crafted by the evidently “bored” but still talented Johanes Wilenius, this instrument is a slap in the face to purists everywhere. The rebellious offspring of classical strings and rock-n-roll? The raw, relic’d appearance of its body tells tales of a history we may never know, adding a certain enigmatic charm to the instrument.
Name’s the Ugly Vitar, but don’t be fooled – it’s so wrong that it is right! The Ugly Vitar is like the pug of string instruments. So ugly it’s cute.
And let’s chat about its sound…It’s nasty good. Frankly, that’s the only way to put it. Don’t believe me? Check the Ugly Vitar’s sound on Youtube. The Vitar holds a raspy, gritty tone that resonates with character. Think of a cat with a sore throat singing the blues. Distinctive? Absolutely. Classical? Don’t make me laugh.
In essence, It’s a masterpiece in its own right. It’s wacky, it’s out there, and we’re all secretly jealous we didn’t think of it first. It’s proof that sometimes pushing boundaries can lead to something uniquely and unapologetically different…Something that is so wrong, it ends up being right!