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17 August, 2005

Exotic guitars

Ulrich Teuffel's revolutionary guitar designs aren't entirely to my taste, but they're interesting and designed for optimum functionality and sound quality.  Whilst I can appreciate the craftsmanship, these, by Peter McGilton are primarily playable gimmicks.  Unlike Teuffel's, they don't redefine the instrument.

Don't misunderstand me: some (not all) of the novelty guitars look amusing.  It's just that for me, the music is all that matters.  If a modification doesn't improve playability or sound quality, don't bother with it.  I couldn't care less about 'showmanship', and any band using a twin-neck, dragon-styled guitar with an integral harp is not a band I'd choose to see.

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