Modder creates functional bass guitar out of Commodore 64 computer system

One can't deny the air of novelty, when he or she sees a woman skateboarding around an expo and also playing her bass guitar simultaneously. However, the uniqueness of this exciting scenario is not just about the exclusive talent of the woman in question. It is also about her creativity in designing a custom made guitar, right out of the exalted Commodore 64's keyboard.

Commodore 64 Keytar
Commodore 64 Keytar

For the uninitiated, the Commodore 64 or C64 was one of the first computer systems to make its commercial foray into our homes. In fact, this 8-bit contraption ultimately proved to be the best selling computer model of all time, with sale figures of above 16 million units.

Coming back to our conception, modder, chip designer and presumably computer enthusiast Jeri Ellsworth contrived her personalized 'keytar' from the aforementioned Commodore 64. The body of the musical instrument is deftly substituted with the keyboard cum CPU component of the computer. But, unfortunately we are not sure about the functionality of the keys. Are they used for changing musical notes, or they just pose as a visual treat?!

Modder creates a functional bass guitar out of Commodore 64 computer system!
Modder creates a functional bass guitar out of Commodore 64 computer system!

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