What do you get when you cross a Stratocaster neck with a Star Wars Millennium Falcon toy?
The Han Solo.
Builder Doni Latchford of Coventry, England, creates these out-of-this-world instruments using original Millennium Falcon models. Latchford, who sells them through Etsy under the name DoniGuitars, has no trouble sourcing the bodies. Millennium Falcons were hugely popular when Kenner Products introduced them in 1979, and the models were subsequently reissued by Kenner as well as Hasbro. Some were manufactured without lights, but Latchford adds plenty of blue LEDS, which are powered by a concealed and easy-to-access battery pack.
The crowning touch is a headstock overlay of actor Harrison Ford as Han Solo himself.
So how does a plastic-bodied guitar built from a toy sound? Not half bad, according to Latchford, who plays one in the video shown below.
“This guitar produces a wonderful tone and with a half decent amp,” he writes on his Etsy page. “You could amaze everyone by conquering all manner of riffs in less than 12 parsecs!”
Latchford even has bassists covered. His Rebel Bass is a fully working P Bass–style guitar with a Millennium body. Among those who use it are Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket. You can watch a video of Blankenship and his Rebel Bass below.
The instruments cost $767.70. For another $345.46 you can get a custom case that will fit either instrument.
Take note that the guitars are currently in stock! Grab one now—Doni Guitars says that as of January 1, 2016, “the prices of the Rebel Bass & Han Solo guitars will be increasing significantly due to hikes in operational and supply costs.”