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The body and knee rest of this 2001 Jay Turser Stiletté Futuré are screwed to a flat aluminum back.

A radical-looking guitar with a not-so-radical sound.

Sometimes you see a picture of a guitar and are intrigued by its looks. Such was the case when I saw this on eBay a few months ago. It’s a 2001 Jay Turser Stiletté Futuré model. These were only made for about three years.

You can tell someone wanted to design a futuristic guitar here—but then got distracted by reality.

In person, the Stiletté Futuré has an unusual 3D look that pictures don’t do justice to. You can tell someone wanted to design a futuristic guitar here—but then got distracted by reality. It features two Strat-type single-coil pickups, a humbucker in the bridge position, an upside-down headstock/tuner configuration, a rosewood fretboard, and scallop fretboard markers. But the most unusual aspect is the silver-colored flat aluminum back. A black plastic housing and knee rest sits atop the aluminum, creating visual contrast.

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