As I was casually procrastinating at work today, I came across a picture on Facebook of an electric guitar made out of an NES, reposted by my friend Tyler. Now, the photo comes courtesy of ultimate-guitar.com (check out their Facebook page), but it made me curious as to whether this was an actual real thing or just some clever Photoshop magic.
Well, after a bit of research (thanks, Google!) I found the source of the image, GetLoFi.com.
Apparently, these guys had created an entire series of these NES guitars and were selling them at very reasonable prices. You could choose between a maple or rosewood neck, and between humbuckers or single-coil pickups. (Necks were all refurbished, and I’m guessing it’s safe to assume the consoles were too.) As is to be expected, these guitars have sold out long ago. Damn.
Looks like I’ll be spending the rest of my work day on Ebay. Sorry, boss.