Spinal Tap's Custom "Global Warming" Guitar for Sale on eBay
If you were inspired by Spinal Tap's reunion at last summer's Live Earth concert and "Warmer than Hell," their new single that accompanied the band's return to the spotlight, have we got something for you: Nigel Tufnel's one-of-a-kind, custom-made Ernie Ball Global Warming guitar that he played at the concert, now available on an eBay auction.
This piece of rock memorabilia won't come cheap -- current bids are up to $12,101 with seven days to go -- but if you couldn't make it to Live Earth, having a custom guitar that was might be the next best thing. No word on whether this one goes to 11, but it does have a functioning LED thermometer; hit the jump for a close-up pic and all the guitar-geek details. ::Ernie Ball via ::eBayAccording to the description, the guitar includes, "Laser engraved figured maple top depicting a flaming Earth Real snow globe with Al Gore figurine, 'Presidential Seal' and volume-activated lighting Knobs in the shape of an ice cube and an Egyptian pyramid Pickup switches in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Empire State Building Painted and laser engraved pickups (to maintain continuity of the image on the body) White Corian fingerboard laser engraved with Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales Functioning LED "thermometer" running up the center of the fingerboard (when the tone pot is pulled up, the thermometer slowly rises to the first fret; freezing is at the 12th fret) Flamed headstock Fully-detailed guitar backside painted black with sparkling stars complete with a 'Blackberry' compartment containing a small faux blackberry fruit."