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Vintage Air Guitar For Sale on Craigslist

Someone in the Champaign-Urbana area of Illinois has put up an ad on Craigslist for a “Vintage Air Guitar” that his uncle gave him back in the day. Apparently, it was secured it at a Thin Lizzy concert in the 1970s, and the instrument is described as a “chick magnet.” Because of the high value of this item, the seller requests “no lowball offers or scams please” and is asking $799.

Here’s the description from the ad:

Reluctantly parting with this awesome vintage air guitar. My uncle saw some dude in the audience playing this at a Thin Lizzie concert back in the 70s. Long story short, my uncle ended up trading the dude a lid of Acapulco gold for it and then gave it to me about 20 years ago. I’ve taken it to more concerts than I can remember and always get great comments about it. It’s definitely a chick magnet, especially if you’re working the has-been tour circuit (Rick Springfield, Bon Jovi, Kansas, Cheap Trick, whatever). The only reason I’m selling is to fund my lifelong dream of an overseas snipe hunt. Otherwise I’d never let this one go. No lowball offers or scams please.

Perhaps if you pick up this bad boy you might be able to participate in the Air Guitar World Championships, as seen here: