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Game Console Guitars

Custom Nintendo Axe Strikes a Chord With Geeks

— January 27, 2010 — Life-Stages
Does anyone still have an original Nintendo lying around their place? If they do, it's either under a foot of dust or buried under hundreds of feet of other childhood toys never to be found again. The custom Nintendo axe is what happens when someone cannot part with their original gaming console and instead decides to give it new life.

Dave, pictured has taken his 8-bit machine and turned it into a guitar that can actually be played. I’d have to say my favorite feature of the custom Nintendo axe is the game cartridge used as a tuning head. Is that Zelda? Hilarious!
Trend Themes
1. Retro Gaming Revival - There is an opportunity for businesses to tap into the nostalgia of retro gaming, creating innovative products that combine vintage consoles and modern technology.
2. Upcycled Electronics - Repurposing old gaming consoles into new functional items like guitars presents a disruptive opportunity for companies that specialize in sustainable design.
3. Customized Collectibles - The trend of transforming nostalgic gaming devices into unique collectibles provides an opportunity for businesses to create personalized and one-of-a-kind products for enthusiasts.
Industry Implications
1. Gaming Accessories - Companies that produce gaming accessories can explore the market for custom-designed and repurposed retro gaming consoles as unique and desirable products.
2. Musical Instruments - Musical instrument manufacturers can take advantage of the trend by creating hybrid instruments that blend classic gaming consoles with musical functionality.
3. Retro Tech Merchandise - Retailers and online platforms specializing in retro tech merchandise can expand their offerings by incorporating customized and upcycled gaming consoles into their product lineup.
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