Think of weird 80s guitars and you think of the Chapman Stick, the Roland GR707, and the loony SynthAxe. But there is one guitar more 80s than all of them, and it's for sale on Ebay today. Gittler Guitars are incredibly rare - Allan Gittler handmade 60 in New York in the early 80s (selling one to Andy Summers which he played in the Synchronicity III video). Then he emigrated to Israel, settled in Hebron, changed his name to Avraham Bar Rashi and licensed the design to a local company. They computer-machined 500, and he says they messed up the manufacturing, and added some bits of plywood body to his original design to cover it up. The one on ebay looks like it's
one of the Israeli models, and so far there have been no takers at £1,998.
The full story from Vintage Guitar magazine here.
UPDATE: The picture above is the 1975 prototype from the MOMA permanent collection details here.