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It Was Only a Matter of Time: K-On! Guitars

Ita-Guitars? You betcha.

...Or “ita-guitars,” as Sankaku elects to call them. A few obsessive (and very quick) anime fans in Japan have already emblazoned the cast of Kyoto Animation's new music series K-On! on their guitars, and some of them actually do look pretty cool, even if the show didn't tickle my fancy as much as I'd hoped. (Still need to get around to watching that second episode though.)
I can't tell if these are just vinyl stickers someone had made or permanent decorations-- maybe it's just that my favorite anime tends to change too much, but I can't imagine permanently doing something like that to an expensive item like a guitar. How about you? Are there any shows that you like enough / have liked long enough that you'd permanently engrave on something expensive?
darkcyderon April 16, 2009 at 10:12 a.m.
You've already seen the Gurren-dan emblem that's laser-etched on the back of my iPod :P
HeeroYuyon April 16, 2009 at 10:24 a.m.
imo the second episode was much better than the first Gia, even if one of the characters was a bit illogical at one particular moment.

Wouldn't owning the same model guitar as your favorite character be better? I mean, playing a guitar that has designs that don't exactly flow with the guitar's natural design doesn't strike me as being as cool as playing the same one as them. Plus then (if you're a girl) you could cosplay the character and it would be epic.
xElectrastarxon April 16, 2009 at 11:15 a.m.

I don't see anything wrong with that. I've seen videos where some Japanese otakus decked out their cars with huge vinyl stickers and other things so these little guitars are pretty average next to those.

MoonStormon April 16, 2009 at 1:25 p.m.
out of all of them the third one looks the best.
RedRoseson April 16, 2009 at 1:29 p.m.
As HeeroYuy stated, I'd rather own the same model guitar as one of the characters instead of adding an etching or whatever that is.

But out of those three, I do like the third one.
Agent_Loston April 16, 2009 at 2:44 p.m.
Yep, I'm with Rose on this on but sadly I can't play the Guitar at all :(. I don't have the dexterity to make it work.
Champyon April 16, 2009 at 3:04 p.m.
i wonder how they did that.. it looks awesome.
Sigueon April 16, 2009 at 7:06 p.m.
Way to ruin a fine looking instrument.
mattysenon April 17, 2009 at 8:12 a.m.
That Tele (first gutar pic) looks half finished, the rest look ok though
Netstrykeon May 13, 2009 at 10:16 p.m.
If they Konami was smart, They would make a pseudo version of the K-ON! insterments for Rock Band and same for Guitar Hero.

Dig Deeper into K-On!

Yui saves the light music club from suspension by becoming the fourth member. The problem? Yui has no clue how to play an instrument, castanets aside.

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