Holy Guitars, Batman!

Hey, Brother...can you spare a hand or something?

During the quiet times in U2-land, my friends and I start to ponder the “what if’s” to keep ourselves from going bonkers as we wait for something new. My husband stumbled upon this amazing guitar (or should I say guitars) and asked me if Edge would consider adding this to his fine collection. While scary to look at, it could serve a real purpose should Edge feel like experimenting with U2’s sound a bit more.

My friend, Phil, sent along this from Engadget where someone’s figured out how to rig their Nintendo Wii controller up to their *real* guitar to use “the acceleration data on the Wii controller and capturing movements of the instrument and translating that into different effects.” I think Edge could totally rig a Wii controller up to his space station and bring a whole new dimension to “The Fly” or anything off of Passengers for that matter!

Man, will the new material come already? I’m turning into a techno-geek without really trying!

8 Responses to Holy Guitars, Batman!

  1. jake October 16, 2008 at 4:26 pm #

    how the hell is that even possible to play? haha

  2. ella October 21, 2008 at 5:26 pm #

    that thing probably weighs more than edge does!

  3. rager69 October 22, 2008 at 10:37 am #

    First, why two basses?

    Second, that’s gotta be frickin’ heavy

    Third, I’ve seen double-neck guitars that give you a 6 string and a 12 string, but anything more is ridiculous. If you must jump between 6 and 12 string quickly then that’s a good solution. Why would you need to jump between 6 string, another 6 string, a 7 string and a 12 string? For Christ sake, maybe stick with one guitar on a song!

    Last, I’m not even sure Edge really needs to switch guitars, unless they’re tuned different. With effects, it’s hard for the average person to discern the difference in guitars in the best listening environment, let alone at a concert. And for those that can differentiate, does it really matter? It’s live – it’s going to be different than the studio version. So what if it should be a humbucking pickup instead of a single coil, or vice versa.

  4. rager69 October 22, 2008 at 10:39 am #

    Oh, and it is probably very tough to play – hand/fingers in unusual positions.

  5. Brian October 22, 2008 at 5:16 pm #

    Reminds me of Rick Nielsen’s 5-neck guitar from Cheap Trick: http://www.modernguitars.com/archives/002180.html

  6. f October 23, 2008 at 1:11 am #

    Hello, it’s probably photoshoped and doesn’t exist, but could be stacks fun to play.

  7. Brian October 23, 2008 at 5:48 pm #

    Not photoshopped… you can find this particular one for sale on ebay. And Hutchins makes a different model here: http://www.hutchinsguitars.com/shop/electric-guitars/6-neck-electric-guitar.html.

  8. Jeffo April 8, 2009 at 12:14 am #

    This thing is insane, I’ve never seen anything like it. it does seem a bit pointless though, there is no need for that may guitars and I also can’t see a use for the four and five string basses.

    one another thing, if The Edge was to hold it likea normal guitar, it would be virtually impossible to play the guitar at the bottom