Rumor is, Lyle Nilsson stole this electric guitar backstage at a Cream concert in 1965. He told me it was a Firebird that once belonged to Eric Clapton. Lyle cut it down to this strange shape in order to disguise it. I held it up to a Firebird and it seems close. He fitted it with what he called "The Abydos Bridge". He told me the bridge and its odd circuitry is based on a little known hieroglyph found at an archaeological site south of Cairo in the ancient temple of Abydos . . . say WHAT? I looked it up. He wasn't lying. It looks wack, but has a slight smell of ozone when played.