Um.. why was I not informed that there was such a thing as an apocalypse guitar? As you may or may not be aware. I am in a heavy new wave (sci-fi themed) band. We have songs about Dune and Orson Scott Card novels and whatnot. Anyway, I never even considered that I could combine my love of new wave and rawk music and my love of post-apocalyptic cinema. What a “you got chocolate in my peanut butter” moment! Oh wait.. you probably don’t know what I’m talking about yet, right? I found this thing on ebay: SCHECTER V-1 APOCALYPSE GUITAR.
Here’s a picture:
Now, I’m not claiming to know much about this guitar. Hell, it could sound like crap. (Although something is telling me that it’s pretty rad-sounding) But, just look at it! It looks like old weathered brass or something? I could totally see Mad Max playing this guitar. Actually, it would probably be Snake or somebody else from Escape from New York, but you get the idea.
I love reading the auction notes because they are pretty much without capitalization and punctuation so you get the feeling your reading some crackpot’s manifesto or something:
THIS IS A BRAND NEW SCHECTER V-1 APOCALYPSE GUITAR IT HAS FULL FACTORY WARRANTY !!!! I AM A FACTORY AUTHORIZED SCHECTER DEALER THIS IS A BRAND NEW FULL WARRANTY PRODUCT NEW LIST IS $799 — THIS IS A SCHECTER DIAMOND SERIES V-1 APOCALYPSE GUITAR WITH AND DUNCAN DESIGNED HB-102 PICKUPS- IT HAS A HIGH GLOSS MAHAGONY FINISH WITH APOCALYPSE GRPHICS ON THE TOP , DISTRESSED COPPER FINISH HARDWARE, DISTRESSED COPPER SEALED TUNERS, A CARVED TOP , BOLT ON NECK THE NECK IS A MAPLE NECK , THE BODY IS MAHAGONY , 24 JUMBO FRET ROSEWOOD FINGERBOARD WITH PEARL GEAR AND SKULL INLAYS ON THE NECK
See what I mean? Awesome!