The electric steampunk cello took 6 years to make for Artisan, Peter Gilligan. He worked in collaboration with his friend Kris Hodgson-Bright on the idea of the electric steampunk cello. The two play the cello and guitar together.
Steampunk can mean many things. Peter Gilligan says, "The term steampunk is-- well, for me it's a philosophy on how you build. Things fit together. If you try to make them useful-- it's good steampunk."
Kris Hodgson-Bright says, "Peter and I have been playing music together for probably the last decade. One day we got the crazy idea of starting to build this electric cello. I was very excited by it."