Here is another artistic guitar from Ulrich Teuffel. Named Rhodium Birdfish, this guitar, besides the few museums and private collections that own one, also owned by Billy Gibbons and Kirk Hammett.
Beside them MB&F M.A.D. Gallery located at the heart of Geneva, just purchased this extravagant guitar. Ulrich Teuffel guitar is handcrafted modular electric guitar featuring two-piece aluminum body, interchangeable wooden tone bars, headless maple neck, and sliding pickups that can be swapped in seconds.
Only 10 pieces during the year he made by hand, in his Bavarian atelier, using classic materials. This guitar cost $20,000, and has quilted maple-wood tone bars and aged bird’s eye maple neck.
The Birdfish that follows an unorthodox form, get its name from two central elements, the ‘bird’ and the ‘fish’, both carved from a solid block of acoustically optimal aluminum. The tone bars, pickups and neck are all attached to the ‘bird’ and the ‘fish’ while the control unit, with a five way switch like that of a classic 1950s guitar, forms the head of the ‘bird’.
The model in MB&F’s M.A.D. Gallery is a Rhodium Prodigy Birdfish, which has quilted maple-wood tone bars, aged bird’s eye maple neck and is priced at approx. $20,000 including Swiss VAT.