Let's discuss the location of your hidden rebel bass: A Millennium Falcon bass guitar!
A Millennium Falcon bass guitar. Are there any sweeter words in the English language? It took me a while to figure out where it came from -- it's viraling all over the Web right now. Turns out it's a guy named Travis Stevens, who recently talked about his creation with Urlesque.com. (He built a regular guitar version too.)
"I made the guitar on weekends over the course of about a month. If I had all the materials available and nothing else to do I could make one in under a week," Stevens said. "I used a vintage Millennium Falcon toy / playset for the body. As it's an electric guitar, the body material is relatively unimportant. Since the aging plastic wouldn't be able to withstand the tension of the strings, I pieced together a maple block running from end to end inside the ship. The bridge, neck, and strap pins connect to this piece; while attached firmly with some powerful glues the toy itself is almost entirely cosmetic. The top of the toy has been routed out for the electronics, including some switch activated LEDs."
And to answer the next obvious question: Yes, it's playable. And yes, he's planning on selling it, though one big-time rock star is already interested in snatching it up. [Watch the video]