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Ernie Ball Nigel Tufnel Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar

Ernie Ball Nigel Tufnel Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar

This guitar is built by Japanese and Korea luthiers, it is with excellent quality and reasonable price. You can choose from all kinds of finish, wood and hardware. Left handed is also available!

This is a customized guitar, it was made according to our customer's requests, if you don't like the settings of this guitar, and want a personalized body shape, finish, logo, woods or hardware, please email us to place the order.



Ernie Ball Nigel Tufnel Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar







Nigel Tufnel was born in Squatney, east London. He was given his first guitar, a Sunburst "Rhythm King", by his father at age six. His life changed when he met David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean) who lived next door. They began jamming together in a toolshed in David's garden, influenced by (fictional) early blues artists like Honkin' Bubba Fulton, Little Sassy Francis and particularly Big Little Daddy Coleman, a deaf guitar player, and wrote their first song, "(Cry) All the Way Home." Before long they had formed their first band, The Thamesmen.

Tufnel's hobbies include collecting guitars; particularly noteworthy is his Sea Foam Green six-string Fender Bass VI with the price tag still attached, which he has kept in mint condition by not allowing it to be played, touched, pointed at, looked at, or talked about. He also has a Gibson Les Paul 1959 model, whose acoustic properties and carved flame-maple top he praises. He also plays mandolin, piano, and does backing vocals. He is currently writing a classical piece which he feels combines the musical characteristics of both Mozart and Bach (a "Mach piece") in D minor, which he claims is the "saddest of all keys." The piece is provisionally titled "Lick My Love Pump'". According to Christopher Guest, Nigel has not yet completed the trilogy, and is still working on it.

Tufnel has a great love for Gumby, carrying a figurine in his shirt pocket and wearing Gumby shirts frequently. He is also a self-proclaimed "fish nut," liking cod and canned tuna because they have "no bones." Tufnel currently sits on the Editorial Board of his preferred in-flight periodical, Car and Driver. His favorite cookies are Oreos, but without the filling. A rider in his contract requires a large plate of Oreo halves without frosting backstage. Onstage Nigel wears glam rock-inspired makeup and usually plays a Gibson Les Paul.

Tufnel has stated that if he was not in the music industry he would like to either enter the field of haberdashery or become a surgeon.

Tufnel's work outside Spinal Tap includes his appearance on the 1979 album "Lenny & Squiggy sing Lenny and the Squigtones", released on Casablanca Records four years before Spinal Tap. Lenny and Squiggy were fictional characters on the TV series Laverne & Shirley, and Lenny, like Spinal Tap's David St. Hubbins, was played by Michael McKean.

At the January NAMM show in 2001 the Ernie Ball, Music Man company created 25 of these guitars just like Nigel's, with all proceeds going to charity (The Casey Lee Ball Foundation). In October of 2003, one finally came up for sale that I found in time to buy . Each guitar is signed by Nigel and numbered. They went for $5,000 each at the NAMM show when originally offered. Now they are going for a lot more. I heard about one that went for $15K to someone in Japan. The number 11 guitar had a few modifications and sold for $11,000 on eBay in May of 2001. The #11 being a very important number for Nigel and Spinal Tap! On this guitar the "Attackometer" went to 11, the trem handle had an 11 ball instead of an 8 ball and there were dice (5 and a 6) inlayed at the 11th fret. This guitar here is #8. As luck would have it, the attackometer goes to 8 and there is an 8 ball on the trem handle. Everything except the chrome exhaust pipes function. Regarding his one of a kind guitar, Mr. Tufnel said "I wanted something that was flashy and would stand out on stage. But it had to be a working instrument that played well". And so it does. It has the same headstock as the Van Halen Music Man guitars and a very similar neck as well (a little fatter). It uses the Albert Lee body. The guitar is fairly heavy. 


Coolest guitar ever!  The Crown Jewel of all guitars! Who better to represent all of Rock n Roll in your Rock n Roll collection ('cuz we all have one!) than the one and only Nigel Tufnel.  Only 25 of these in existence.  This one is #9 of 25.  Hand signed on the headstock under the clearcoat is "9-25" and Nigel's autograph however they have faded in time. Still a masterpiece!  Even with Buy-It-Now, I'm selling below my cost.  UPS Ground shipping is $80 to USA 48-states only, and I always ship with insurance.


Why we built this Ernie Ball Nigel Tufnel Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar?


Reason 1: Build for our customers who order this  Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar from us! 

Reason 2: The original Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar is a little expensive

Reason 3: Just Tribute to Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap GuitarThis beautiful collectible Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap  guitar for sale is a MUST for all Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar fans and music lovers! Great idea for gifts! 



Why buy this Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar from us?


Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar Specs



    Items Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar
Body wood Mahogany
Neck wood Maple 
Construction Bolt On
Fretboard Maple
Inlays Like pic
Scale Length 25.5″
Frets 21
Pickups H/H/H/H
Controls 2 Volumes, 2 Tones, 3-way Toggle Switch
Bridge Like pic
Finish Like pic
String D'Addario
Hardware Chrome Hardware



Key point 1: Same


We built this Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap guitar completely according to the guitar design drawing, to ensure the accuracy of the body shape, neck shape and other plates' shape on the Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap guitar, as well as every part's position, not only by pictures in your hands, you also have to pay lots of attention to details and handle the details for a good luthier. We provide only the best quality of guitars to our customers. Every guitar is carefully handcrafted by talented artists to its supreme details. So the  guitar looks like the original.


Below are our basic pics of this Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar, listed here for reference. 











Key point 2: Low Price


Our guitar Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar has very high cost performance ratio. All our guitars are 100% Hand-made by our highly skilled luthiers. And our price is only $300-$600only a quarter of other custom shop price or even cheaper. It is the lowest price you ever find to customize a guitar. Please contact us for the specific price to build the Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar.


Key point 3: High Quality


The best guitar deserve the best guitar stand! We provide the best quality of stand to enhance the beauty of the guitar Mr. Horsepower Spinal Tap Guitar presentation. Every stands are made from high quality wood and metal to replicate the guitar  stand.  

We choose mahogany wood to make the body of this guitar messenger, then put on smoothly polished maple neck, after the beautiful finish, it shows out just like the original. The whole work requests our technician carefully observe, integrated use variety of painting techniques to re-create it down to the last authentic details.


To satisfy our customers' requirments for the guitar  shape, measurements and other details as well as possible, our professional guitar technique was the corner-stone of the success. Focus on the detail, carefully follow the original guitar, engraving and aquatint inch by inch, delicate paint finish, nomissing any details, we really spend lots of time on the guitar processing, so we can see this beautiful guitar  here.


More actual photos of the  guitar to show you the details





Key point 4: We can modify the parts you don't like on this  guitar.


As a professional guitar custom shop, we are able to make all kinds of guitars in any style.

You don't like the original guitar wood, Ok, let us change!

You don't like the original guitar set up, Ok, let us change!

You don't like the original guitar color, Ok, let us change!

You don't like the original guitar ........., Ok, let us change!


If you - our future customer like to customize a  guitar with your personalized elements added, such as your autograph, or any other somethings you like, never hesitate to send us, we would like to make as you want!




Notice For All Buyers:
Thank you for your attention. Here are something you might want to know about this guitar.

1. This guitar is available in both right handed and left handed version. Even it is not showing in lefty version, we still able to customize this guitar in left handed for you. You just have to tell us when you place the order.

2. If you want to place the order, just send us email, we will help you to place your customize order.

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