Ask Skunk what his favorite guitar is and he will enthusiastically exclaim, “My own! A Roland synth guitar made of Plexiglas, with hand-wound Skunk-O-Sonic pickups.” It is the only such guitar in the world.
Many moons ago, exploring the world of guitar synthesizers, Skunk asked Roland to make him a six-string out of plexiglass, which he believed would minimize problems he’d been having—particularly when recording—with more resonant wood-fashioned instruments. The first such guitar was stolen out of a rental truck in 2006. Skunk asked its luthier, Makoto Sugimoto, to make him another, identical right down to The Ventures guitar pick embedded in the neck-piece (a tribute to Skunk’s favorite band). Serendipitously, considering the title of this book, the serial number on the back of the headstock contains the number 108.