Not a lot could make the Mos Eisley Cantina cooler, but it would have been pretty awesome to see a member of the Modal Nodes playing an R2-D2 guitar. Hey, it could still happen in the next extra special edition.
Anyways, this amazing electric guitar was customized by a guy named Doug. Who doesn’t need a musical instrument with a Star Wars theme? He found most of the parts to build the guitar on Craigslist:
The body is custom cut from 2 pieces of poplar. The neck was ordered from a custom place here in SF. Most of the guitar guts were from a used Ibanez I got off of Craigslist. The details of the guitar were hand painted with acrylic paint. The front and back are protected by clear acrylic sheet which I cut and beveled by hand using a Dremel (also found on Craigslist).
Yep. I still stand by my statement that everything is better when it looks like R2-D2.
See more pictures of this awesome design after the break.