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The first of the scrap metal guitars. The tuning devices are made from old machine bolts. The fretboard is constructed with thirteen frets to the octave (instead of twelve) as an experiment. Miscalculation made the overall neck length too long for regular guitar strings, and necessitated the use of bass strings.

Carl Weiting played this bass in the very earliest version of Neptune. It was soon replaced with the bicycle-wheel bass after Carl sustained a head injury from the jagged fretboard.

1991-1992

scrap metal guitar