Apparently the TBS ishop recently started taking preorders for special guitars based on those of K-ON’s Yui and Mio. The Hirasawa Yui Model Beginner’s Electric Guitar and Akiyama Mio Model Beginner’s Bass sell for 29800 yen each and come with a set of limited edition clear stickers to make the perfect otaku guitar. The guitars are designed for girls and middle/high school students and as such are made of light materials for a lighter than standard weight.
Being an easily influenced otaku I somehow feel like I want to buy Yui’s guitar despite having absolutely no experience playing at all. Of course I do realize I could just get a Cherry Sunburst Epiphone Les Paul Special 100 for roughly the same price and just order custom decals to decorate it in Yui goodness. Then there is also the issue of cheapness due to the lighter materials and the extra costs from getting it from Japan. So would I actually buy the official Yui version? High chances are no since my monies are going elsewhere. However my sibling is thinking of getting a guitar so maybe I can influence the decision a bit towards a Cherry Sunburst Les Paul so I can pretend I’m Yui part-time or full-time if my sibling gets bored of it and I end up getting it.