December 12, 2023

Tesla Birdfish & Niwa

The tesla birdfish sounds like the the country cousin of God`s oddest mix up the Duck Billed Platypus. The egg-laying, venomous, duck-billed, beaver-tailed, otter-footed mammal baffled European naturalists when they first encountered it but there is no reason to be baffled by either the birdfish, the niwa, or the tesla – these are a series of guitars hand built by Ulrich Teuffel and they are beautiful machines where form and function precisely and naturally intertwine. The Birdfish features two tone bars and movable interchangeable pickups for example.

And, as Ulrich says “What if your wife loved it madly?”

Teuffel is perhaps the most evolutionary guitar maker with his designs and ideas- his Tesla model for example with clean modern circuitry incorporates contact points and push-buttons all over the body, which, when pressed, activate the  imperfect sounds of unwanted primitive guitar technologies such as background noise, humming and signal interruptions. MASSIVE! Here`s Cameron Morgan using one and it sounds absolutely fantastic. MY personal favourite is the Niwa, it`s just such a fantastically thought out and beautifully designed guitar!

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