The new instrument is also perfect for confusing your bandmates when you tell them that your biggest musical influence is a skeleton.
Fans of One Piece‘s “Soul King” Brook should be pleased to know that the jammin’ skeleton’s very own Shark Guitar is now available for preorder!
This guitar is a welcome collaboration between Premium Bandai and Shimamura Music, and is made entirely in Japan with a body crafted from American basswood. In addition, the parts are produced by Gotoh, a Japanese guitar hardware and accessories company known for their top-notch quality. In other words, this isn’t just some cheap anime tie-in product, but a bona fide musical instrument fit for the pros.
Check out the Shark Guitar’s sleek design, faithfully replicated from the One Piece anime:
▼ Amusingly, the output jack is located right in the mouth area.
▼ This sweet official plate adorns the head.
▼ The Shark Guitar also comes with a hard case, a leather strap, and a certificate of authenticity acknowledging your own guitar’s unique serial number.
▼ Detail of the leather strap
▼ Guitar specifications
Both Premium Bandai and Shimamura Music are now taking preorders for the Shark Guitar, with an expected shipping date of September. Shoppers should be warned that the guitar will set them back 270,000 yen (US$2,640), tax included, but that’s a small price to pay for dedicated fans of Brook…right?
If not, Shimamura Music is also selling 27 collectible One Piece-themed guitar picks. A pack of two randomly selected picks goes for just 450 yen ($4.40), which should make your wallets just a teensy bit happier:
Enjoy jammin’ the Seven Seas on your very own quest to become the best guitarist there ever was!
Rocketnews 24 edited by JWS